Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa taking it one day at a time

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa didn’t play in Sunday’s win over the Jets and it’s unclear if he’ll be available for the Week 13 matchup against the Bengals.

“We’ll see how it goes,” head coach Brian Flores said Monday, via the Miami Herald. “Obviously, he was limited on Friday and he’s [getting treatment], he’s rehabbing. He’ll take it one day at a time. I don’t even want to get ahead to Wednesday’s practice.”

Tagovailoa injured his thumb on a teammate’s helmet during a practice last week. Ryan Fitzpatrick started in his place, finishing with 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the 20-3 win.

In five games, Tagovailoa’s completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 602 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. But he was benched in his last start against Denver after starting the game 11-of-20 passing for 85 yards.

Flores added running backs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed are also taking things a day at a time after missing Sunday’s game with a knee and shoulder injury, respectively.

4 responses to “Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa taking it one day at a time

  1. I think Tua is the answer, I think he just needs a real off-season and training camp and pre season games. No reason to hurt his confidence right now.
    Flores knows exactly what he is doing. Fitz is more then capable of winning football games for Miami.

  2. Imho, the Fins are ahead of schedule in this rebuild. Flo, 2nd year, has this team headed in the right direction. Analysts had this team winning no more than 4-6 games, in pre season predictions. The sample size with Tua has been way too small to say “draft another qb, he’s not the answer.” Plus, what Tua has done thus far is by no means terrible. (Zero int’s). I’m 61 fellas. I was 13 or 14 when they won their last SB. I watched it with my little brother & his friends. Our biggest problem is that the Fins have not been competitive for so long, we’re impatient. To me, this year is way more than I expected. I’ll take it, & trust the process with Tua.

  3. I am right there with you FinalSay, we know what Fitz brings good and bad. Tua never had a healthy running back vs Denver, although, that guy we picked from KC looked promising versus Jets. It’s been a long time from the glory days and we were spoiled for most of the 70-90’s with a good Qb.

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