Tua Tagovailoa has little to say about Brian Flores but talks up Mike McDaniel

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Tua Tagovailoa talked publicly for the first time since the season ended. Much has happened to the Dolphins since then.

The Dolphins fired Brian Flores, who filed suit against them, and they hired Mike McDaniel.

The team’s starting quarterback was effusive in his praise of McDaniel, calling him “cool.” Tagovailoa had less to say about Flores, which spoke volumes.

The big question,” Tagovailoa said when asked about Flores, via Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post.

He paused before continuing, “Well, I’ll tell you this: I’m very thankful that he drafted me to come here to play for the Miami Dolphins. That’s what I’d say.”

Was he surprised at Flores’ firing? Was he relieved? Tagovailoa wasn’t saying.

“I would say I have no comment towards any of that,” Tagovailoa said. “Just because I don’t come up with those decisions.”

Tagovailoa didn’t fire Flores, and he didn’t hire McDaniel, but he sounds pleased with the new head coach.

The video of McDaniel doing a warrior call at Tagovailoa’s charity luau went viral.

“I think that speaks a lot,” Tagovailoa said. “That’s kind of how the relationship has been. Very supportive. Wants to hang out. I go up there to his office, I’ve got a couple of the guys coming over to hang out and he feels bad that he didn’t get an invite to come over and hang out.”

Tagovailoa was asked about hanging out with his head coach, something that doesn’t often happen in the NFL.

“Ah,” Tagovailoa said. “This one, you can. This one, you can. Yeah. He’s that cool.”

13 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa has little to say about Brian Flores but talks up Mike McDaniel

  1. Well he definitely wasn’t throwing any praise in Flores’s direction. This kinda seems how all the Dolphins are acting. I just don’t think he was easy to get along with. It’s that Patriot Way. Obviously there wasn’t anything racist going on behind the scenes because Miami had no problem acquiring talent in FA or trade. Goes to show just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true.

  2. I’m a Texans fan here and have nothing but praise for Tua’s handling of that press conference. It’s actually nice to hear of a good story coming out of Miami. Good luck kid, & good luck Dolphins with your new head coach, and his positive vision. Just not when we play each other.

  3. Not a ringing endorsement for Flores. It seems that he rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with his my way or the Highway routine. Being a head coach it’s ok to put your stamp on the team but everyone brings something different to the table and everyone’s strengths should be supported. You have to find a way to communicate with all different types of personalities. I imagine it’s much different from being a coordinator.

  4. Who knew Tua’s backup in college was so much better than him?

    Miami out here building a team like some scrub in da hood builds his car.

    Spend big on the paint job and hubcaps.

    The engine doesn’t work! Lol!

  5. Smart man. Doesn’t want to speak any truth end up as the next on the Flores sue list.

  6. He has already made it clear he did not like Flores. Maybe because he was expected to play well. As far as this year goes it will be all smiles and fun until this team starts losing games and ends up in the same place they started. Having spent a fortune on some top talent and still losing with a below average QB. Most likely he won’t even finish the season playing due to injury.

  7. “touchback6 says:
    April 21, 2022 at 5:35 am
    Who knew Tua’s backup in college was so much better than him?

    Miami out here building a team like some scrub in da hood builds his car.

    Spend big on the paint job and hubcaps.

    The engine doesn’t work! Lol!”

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    Head to head, Tua 2-0 Jones 0-2.

  8. Everyone talks up McFraud. Can’t wait for him to fall flat on his face. This guy has done nothing but he’s getting praise like he already is Joe Gibbs.

  9. Looks like we have some Pats fans on here talking that noise. TB6 comparing Miami’s off-season to putting hubcaps on a car. You do realize the Pats went out last off-season and paid pretty big money to not one but two middle of the road TEs right? And they played really well while getting slaughtered by the Bills in the playoffs lol. Mac might’ve been a pro bowler by default but now Tua actually has a coach. On top of that the Broncos went out and got Wilson. Think you’ll be making the playoffs again or have a repeat of when Cam was out there pretending to be a QB?

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