A huge part of who will be the next coach of the Dolphins will be navigating the quarterback situation. Currently, Tua Tagovailoa is the QB for the Dolphins. Will he 100% be the QB next year? I don’t know. Maybe it will be Watson, maybe it will be some other big name. Considering that it appears that Ross still very much believes in Tua, I would give him the inside track on him being the starter next year, at the moment.
If it is Tua, then a run-based offense might be the best thing for him. It pains to say that because I thought Tua could be more of a drop-back passer. But with his limitations with throwing the intermediate routes having a passing offense that is driven by theatricality and deception, or play-action if you may, may be the best thing for him. I’ve always talked down about quarterbacks who need play-action to be successful and it’s something I’ll have to deal with that and if it means the passing offense will be better than it has been doing then I will have to just get over it.
The NFL is a passing league but the idea of the run setting up the pass is still very true. If and it’s a big if but if the Dolphins get a ground game that’s worth a damn then the throws that Tua or whoever it is will be much easier to make.
Guys like Waddle and hopefully Mike Gesicki will have loads of opportunities to run with the ball in their hands with not many defenders around them. We’ve been clamoring to see Jaylen Waddle run as fast he can with the ball in his hands. We got like two glimpses of it in that Panther’s game but we were expecting much more than that. With this run-based McDaniel offense, we’ll even get some deep shots to Waddle and others as well. That be fun.
Maybe you’re thinking that the running game might eventually be stellar but what about the passing game? Since Mike McDaniel got to San Francisco, the 49ers have been rated in the top 15 of passing offense every year but one. That tells me that the running game elevates the passing game. Jimmy G, CJ Beathard, Brian Hoyer, Nick Mullens, and Trey Lance have been all the QBs that San Francisco has trotted out there. I think Mike McDaniel can get solid output out of Tua or someone else.