The Miami Dolphins continue their trend of being in the headlines this offseason. The newest news worth talking about is a report a source close to the situation told me.
The source said that the new Dolphins playbook is “very in-depth, and very confusing.” They also said it is “bothersome to those trying to learn it.”
Now, this is the second time this offseason the Dolphins playbook has become newsworthy.
The first time was when starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa mentioned that he did not know the playbook as well as he could have.
Tagovailoa’s comment made headlines, but Dolphins fans should love his transparency.
Miami Dolphins fans should also love that Tagovailoa knows the playbook now.
Reason from Phinside The NFL reported that the Dolphins have been giving Tagovailoa quizzes, and he’s been doing awesome with them.
The same source confirmed to me that Tagovailoa is doing “great” with the new playbook.
Before this information was said to me, I wrote that the Dolphins’ co-offensive coordinators were the biggest concern for the Miami offense this season. And while it may only be June 28th, this should cement even more concern about the offense.
Center Matt Skura will make or break Tagovailoa’s season, but if the play-caller is horrible again this season, Tagovailoa’s season will already be broken.
Miami’s defense will be back and even better in 2021, but if the Dolphins offense can’t score points, they won’t be able to take that next step towards making the playoffs and potentially winning a super bowl.
It will be interesting to see how the offense looks early in the year, but hopefully, all of the added talent can help aid any playbook issues. Or, hopefully, the difficult playbook gets figured out, and this will be a non-issue.
Miami has too much talent on offense not to succeed, so if there are issues in 2021, head coach Brian Flores may be in the market for his 5th offensive coordinator in four years.