You read that right. Tua Tagovailoa needs to play as good as he has been. It be great if he threw for 310 yards, three touchdowns with no INTs. But that’s not necessary to beat this Titans team. Would it really shock anyone if Tua had another 212 yards passing performance with one TD and one INT and Miami won? It wouldn’t surprise me because I can see the defense taking care of business and causing multiple turnovers. Tennesse ranks 15th in the league in points per game at 24 points per game. And if you’re keeping score at home like I am, they’re ranked 24th in points per game over their last three games at 18 points per game.
This tells me that Tua just has to, at the very least, play as well as he has been which has been pretty much middle of the road. Convert timely first downs, keep the turnovers to no more than one, and when you have a lead, keep it. I know we want Tua to slice and dice out there. But with this offensive line, I don’t see it happening. The goal of the offense, for this season, is to stay on schedule with down and distance, and when you get into the red zone convert those possessions into touchdowns more often than not. They’ve been doing that this year. Miami ranks 11th overall for the year in scoring TDs in the red zone and in their last three games ranks sixth.
Tua has plenty of doubters that will literally kill to in get line to crush him. I hope he goes out there and plays his game while also putting up wonderful stats. I don’t think that will happen. I think that because the offensive line thus the running game is dreadful. Some call those excuses, but I call them reasons.
I think he’s getting better each week but he needs to eliminate the one extremely dumb throw a game that he can’t seem to shake. Throwing that one incredibly disgusting ball works against the Ian Book-led teams of the world but I don’t think it works against the Titans. It has to be scratched no doubt about it.