The level of QB play the Dolphins have had since Tua Tagovailoa’s return has been head and shoulders above anything we’ve had in Brian Flores stint with the Miami Dolphins. Which you would expect out of your #5 overall pick, it took Tua a while to break through but I think it is finally safe to say he is starting to live up to the expectation.
Now be reminded that starting is emphasized because I expect this to be the beginning of Tua’s break through, and he will continue to grow and build upon this level of play. But if he keeps up this excellent level of play and cleans up some boneheaded mistakes in his game, then I feel very good about his future as a Miami Dolphins franchise QB.
The team is starting to rally around their leader, and Tua himself has stepped up to his leadership role to be taken on a more serious level. You see this by the level of intensity he is now bringing on the field which is something we didn’t see before, like I said before the team goes as their QB goes and Tua Tagovailoa has provided the heart, fire, and intensity that the Dolphins offense needed.
And of course, we can’t forget about the supporting cast because Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki have been playing out of their minds, other players like Mack Hollins and Albert Wilson have also stepped up in big moments. In a perfect world Miami would have a decent running game to make this offense more dangerous, and it would help if the offensive line wasn’t a safety hazard.
Even with those limitations the offense has found a way to catch fire and make things work, I expect the team to keep building off their strengths, and to address their weaknesses as the season progresses.
However the offense isn’t the only side of the ball, because Miami’s defense has stepped up their game, and up next is what they need to keep building on if they want to return to 2020 form or better.