The offensive scheme the Miami Dolphins went with was fine. It was executing that scheme where things went bad.
Bret Hart would be disappointed in the Miami Dolphins yesterday. The excellence of execution would shake his head at how the offense was being executed for pretty much the entire game.
The man who Bret would have the biggest problem with would be Tua Tagovailoa. I don’t know if Tua needs to spend a day getting stretched in the Hart Family Dungeon, but I wouldn’t rule that out.
Tua was nowhere near himself yesterday. It was plain to see and he came right out after the game and admitted that.
Mike McDaniel’s game plan was very good. Receivers were open all over the place as they are every week. It’s just that the QB didn’t make the plays he normally does.
Tua missed open receiver after open receiver and on the 2nd INT, which was a layup of a play, he somehow threw the ball way behind Tyreek Hill.
The first play of the game to Trent Sherfield and the bomb to Tyreek Hill were awesome, but that was pretty much all Tua did all game. The rest of the time, he was sailing the ball over the guy’s heads.
Who knows why he played that way? I mean, guys are allowed to have off games. Step Curry has off nights and nobody bats an eye. But in the NBA, there are so many more games to show that you’re good and make up for earlier poor performances.
Maybe without Terron Armstead, he thought he had to speed up his internal clock to get rid of the ball. Honestly, I thought the offensive line did enough to win the game. Sure there were a few breakdowns but expecting to contain Nick Bosa all game is a fool’s game.
Tua didn’t play well. I don’t care that his stats were decent. He needs to play better and as we saw, he owned every part of the loss. That’s what leaders do and that’s what smart people who understand the position of QB do.
I know there will be some out there who have been waiting for this moment so that they can say “see told you so” about Tua’s game. I’m sure they will gloss over the fact Justin Herbert lost again to an average Raiders team or the countless other top-flite QBs that have had a clunker of a game like this already this year. That won’t matter to them. It will be Tua needs all the help in the world to win and if he doesn’t bring the absolute goods every week, he must be bad. Have fun with that loser mentality.
I fully expect Tua to do what he’s always done after taking it on the chin and that’s prepare even harder and make it a goal to hit those plays that we’ve seen him make many times.
The Chargers don’t have as fierce of a defense as San Francisco so I think Tua bounces back in a big way this week.