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If you know me, you know I have been a Tua Tagovailoa supporter since the day we drafted him. I know he is capable of so much more than he has previously shown, but is the pressure too much? Tua has been negatively addressed in the media since he made it to the league, they doubted him before he even touched a ball, and took away his shot before he even got it. Is Tua able to shut out all the hate and prove why he belongs? With his A1 offensive weapons, this can be a dangerous season for the Miami Dolphins, but it all relies on if Tua can deliver. No more excuses now.
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Let's go over a couple of moves that were made during the Dolphins this off-season. They signed T Terron Armstead, a great addition considering the experience and leadership he will bring to the offensive line. The Dolphins then extended Xavien Howard's contract, cementing that the best defensive weapon we have will be back to hold it down. With more re-signings in Emmanuel Ogbah, Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe, and a couple of other key components on both our offense and defense, we were prepared to add a couple more fierce athletes to our already cushioned team. Miami then signed players like Teddy Bridgewater, Melvin Ingram, Sony Michel, Chase Edmonds, and multiple others. But the trade that is giving the Dolphins fans a certain hope that we were missing before comes with star WR Tyreek Hill. The possibilities this addition brought out offense is endless, the WR duo of Hill and Jaylen Waddle should be extremely entertaining. These multiple offseason moves created by the Dolphins give Tua the ultimate opportunity to lead his team for this upcoming season, will he finally deliver what Miami fans have been waiting for? Or will he once again crack under the pressure of all the expectations pinned to his name?
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This offseason, I feel like we have been introduced to a different Tua as we see him not only throwing bombs to teammates during practices but as he shuts out all the outside noise to focus on his craft. Tua explains that “If I can’t hear you, your-re not that important to me. If you’re in my circle and I can hear you, what you’re saying, obviously you’ve got to be extremely important to me. So, if I can’t hear it, then it’s probably not important.” To all of those Tua haters out there, he can't hear you!
Going into year 3, the young QB understands what he needs to do. This season carries a lot of significance considering the Dolphins have a decision to make next summer on not only Tua’s fifth-year option but possibly talks of an extension.
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The Miami Dolphins also said goodbye to Brian Flores as they welcomed new head coach Mike McDaniel who has expressed his trust in Tua as QB1. McDaniel explained how “Tua is super hard on himself,...He has high standards. I don't want it to impede the next play.” Proving that his mental burdens may be equally as challenging as his physical burdens. Tua has ensured his teammates that he is not backing down and that he is working on his all-around self in order to lead this team to a winning season.
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It’s now or never. It’s time for Tua to prove what he is made up of. What do you think? Will Tua be able to pull through for his third season? Will the addition of star Tyreek Hill give Tua the boost he’s been looking for?
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