Miami Dolphins: 10 observations from Week 8 win over Lions
2. Screw it, Tyreek down there somewhere
One of the beautiful things about having the NFL’s top wide receiver on your team is the ability to be able to chuck the ball up in hopes that he makes a play. And while we’d like to think that Tua Tagovailoa is not just flinging the ball downfield whimsically, there were a couple of throws on Sunday that were launched in hopes that Tyreek Hill would somehow make a play. And he did, making multiple impressive catches on balls that could have been placed better.
3. Tyreek is great, but Tua loves Waddle
The leading wide receiver in the game is also the leading wide receiver in the NFL, and Tyreek Hill has developed quite a connection with his new quarterback. But despite all of the targets that he has been racking up, it remains true that Tua Tagovailoa loves Jaylen Waddle.
Waddle had five fewer targets than Hill on the day, but was able to put up a pair of touchdowns, the second of which was dialed up perfectly both in play call and execution. After a rough few weeks without Tagovailoa, it looks as though Waddle is back and hitting his stride.
4. TEFLON TUA
Say what you want about Tua Tagovailoa (if you still can), but the bottom line is that the kid is an outright winner. The Dolphins are 11-1 in their last 12 in which Tua starts and finishes the game, and he has proven on multiple occassions this season that he is able to orchestrate comebacks in order to overcome any shortcomings on the defensive end.
Not only are Tagovailoa’s stats impressive, but he has shown poise and leadership in his ability to keep his team in games. As odd as it is to say, the Dolphins are never out of a game if Tua is under center.