The 3 elements Tua Tagovailoa needs to improve upon
By Matt Serniak
If Tua Tagovailoa can know everything then that gives him the ability to get in other player’s faces when they mess up which is part of being a leader
Let’s not get this twisted. I don’t want Tua to come up to a player who ran the wrong route and berate them like he’s Eddie Martel from The Replacements. What I want is for Tua to know the playbook so well that he knows what everyone is supposed to do and can correct them right on the spot when someone does something that they shouldn’t be.
I don’t think Tua is the kind of guy to use intimidation to get his point across when he expects more out of someone. I think he’s direct enough in showing what the expectation is and will let that player know what needs to be fixed.
But if he doesn’t know fully what needs to happen on every play, then nobody will listen or believe in him. Nobody wants to hear anything from a person who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. This is why Tua needs to completely have a firm grip on the playbook.
It’s a completely new offense that he has to learn but he needs to do it. If Tua is looking to be the leader of this team like Tyreek Hill has said that he needs to be because he’s the quarterback, then he must know the offense backward and frontwards. Guys will follow a guy who knows what they’re always doing.