Brian Flores: Hopefully Tua Tagovailoa will be ready to go this week

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The Dolphins have lost four consecutive games since starting the season with a win over the Patriots.

But it sounds like their starting quarterback may return sooner than later.

During his Monday press conference, Miami head coach Brian Flores told reporters that Tua Tagovailoa is making a lot of improvement and could potentially get activated to play in this weeks matchup against the Jaguars in London.

“What we need to see is to see him move around, see him throw the ball, see him on the run. See the deep ball,” Flores said, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “The one thing we won’t see is real and true contact. There will obviously be some pain tolerance he’ll need to deal with.”

What could complicate matters is that backup QB Jacoby Brissett is dealing with a hamstring injury. Flores described Brissett as sore following the team’s Sunday loss to the Buccaneers.

“He definitely toughed it out yesterday with the leg injury,” Flores said, via Kelly. “He’s tough and competitive. I thought about pulling him a couple times and he fought me to stay in. Speaks to his competitiveness. He’s definitely sore.”

Tagovailoa suffered fractured ribs early in Miami’s Week Two loss to the Bills.

Aside from Miami’s overtime loss to the Raiders, the club hasn’t scored more than 17 points in a game this year.

Brissett has completed 65 percent of his passes for 858 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also been sacked 12 times.

8 responses to “Brian Flores: Hopefully Tua Tagovailoa will be ready to go this week

  1. Looks like Tua has regressed in Miami. He looked much better at Alabama even going against Joe Burrow who also throwing to future NFL receivers. Fire Flores and hire an offensive minded coach like Kellen Moore.

  2. Brissett was inspirational. It was obvious he was hurting and gutted it out. No way will he be ready to play next week, but if needed he will play. That’s just who he is.

  3. Now if only Fuller would play through pain like Brissett did. What a waste that 10m was

  4. He needs Tua to come back so that the blame for their losses can be about Tua rather than bad coaching.

  5. Will Tua coming back make a difference? I know that it will help Miami officially make the determination that he isn’t a franchise QB….but I think casual fans know that already.

  6. I am eternally grateful to the Dolphins for drafting Tua over Herbert so Justin could fall to the Chargers.

  7. I believe this coaching staff is in over its head. If we give the Hags their first win of the season and they end their skid against Miami will either the coach or GM finally get some heat against them? The media has no problem raising against Tua but seems like this coach and GM are untouchable. Trading away Grant was management throwing in the towel on the season.

  8. Thank goodness the Fins drafted Tua ahead of the Chargers. This is reminiscence of when they also passed up on Brees and signed Culpepper.

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