How a loss saved Tua Tagovailoa’s career with the Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins missed the playoffs for the third straight season under Flores, and he was ultimately fired for both the team’s on-field performance as well as the locker room issues and continuity with the coaching staff.
Things have worked out rather well for Miami ever since. The hiring of little-known Mike McDaniel as head coach was scrutinized by some, but it seems as though his schemes and coaching style have helped revolutionize the offense and the franchise. The acquisition of Tyreek Hill has been a huge success, as he and Jaylen Waddle have formed perhaps the most lethal duo in the game.
And that Tagovailoa guy? He is putting up numbers that go up against some of the best we’ve seen over the last decade. Who would have thought? Not Brian Flores, that’s for sure.
At the time of writing, the Dolphins were 7-3 and in first place in the AFC East, second only to the Kansas City Chiefs for the lead in the entire conference. Miami is in the top-5 in Super Bowl odds, and Tagovailoa is in the top-3 in MVP odds. Things haven’t been this good in a long, long time.