Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins this week

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The Dolphins made it official, announcing very matter-of-factly that Ryan Fitzpatrick would start at quarterback.

That seemed to be the direction coach Brian Flores was leaning yesterday, despite the team’s 1-3 start with the veteran at the helm.

Fitzpatrick threw two picks in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, but it wasn’t enough to convince them to make a change.

The Dolphins are being exceedingly careful with rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, with last year’s hip injury still in the back of their minds, even after he’s been cleared.

Now, Fitzpatrick just has to wait to see whom he’s playing against, as the 49ers are uncertain whether Jimmy Garoppolo will be back for Sunday’s game.

7 responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins this week

  1. At what point is Tua being coddled to the extent where it affects his attitude and confidence going forward? Eventually, one has to wonder why someone has a sports car in his garage if it’s never taken out for a drive. The hip may just be a convenient scapegoat to get the most out of those Texans draft picks by getting a worse record and building for next year

  2. Flores doesn’t write off seasons and doesn’t play anybody who doesn’t give them the best chance to win. When Tua beats out Fitz in practice then he’ll play. Until then he sits.

  3. There is absolutely NO reason to have Tua play right now. This is year 2 of a 2 year rebuild plan.
    Tua will play this season for sure but the best plan for him is to have a real off-season and training camp and a few preseason games. He is learning right now. Look at Mahomes, he played late in the year which worked out just fine. Miami is not winning much this season so why put him out there this early only to hurt his confidence and risk the injury. The OL is far and above what they were last year but still a work in progress.
    Be patient, this is a rebuild for the long haul, not a one season winner.

  4. MortimerInMiami says:
    October 6, 2020 at 9:49 am
    1-4 coming up!

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    They hung pretty good with Seattle, I expect they can do the same with a beat up San Fran team.

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