Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa is getting a little better every day

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss at least this week’s game against the Raiders with fractured ribs. But the quarterback is apparently making steady progress in his recovery.

“He’s getting a little better every day,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Friday, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We’re kind of in this day-to-day space and we’ll have a little bit more time to make a decision, to gather some more information.”

To this point, the Dolphins have not placed Tagovailoa on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least three weeks. There’s a possibility Tagovailoa could come back sooner than that with pain-killing injections and the use of a flack jacket to protect his injured ribs.

“Those are all conversations that you have to have with a situation like this. I think with Tua, it’s day-to-day and we want to see how he’s doing every day,” Flores said. “Is he making improvement? And that kind of gives us a lot of the information we need to make those types of decisions.”

Miami will have Jacoby Brissett start at quarterback against Las Vegas in Week Three.

8 responses to “Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa is getting a little better every day

  1. Better at what?? Throwing 4yard passes and riding the cart? Flores needs to keep buying time because unless they get Watson (keeping in line with his assertion that they value high character guys of course), he and Grier’s Tua mistake will cost the all their jobs.

  2. Maybe he’s a bust, maybe he isn’t. You cannot possibly evaluate him behind this offensive line. Just ask Sam Darnold or Ryan Tannehill what an oline and running game will do for their play. I’m reserving judgement on Tua for now.

  3. The Dolphins have made many poor decisions with draft picks, trades, and free agency moves over a long period of time and Tua @ #5 in the 1st round could be one of their worst. Football is a very physical game and QB’s take punishment. Tua may be the nicest guy in the world but he is not a starting QB in the NFL and who ever made the decision to take him with that pick made a huge mistake.

  4. If Flores and Grier drop the ball on this and wait 2 weeks to put him on IR which will make him miss even more time it will be the boneless decision of the year.
    The bonehead decision of previous years is turning out to be drafting him in the 1st place.
    Maybe when he gets a solid OL he will prove us all wrong.

  5. Doesn’t matter, with no offensive line, we’re not winning more than 4 games.
    Who will we tank for next?

  6. Yeah, he’s um trending in the right direction. I think we’ve heard these sort of words before haven’t we?

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