Dolphins OC: We’re not limiting ourselves in anything with Tua Tagovailoa

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One of the biggest questions about Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is whether his arm strength is big enough to thrive and it was one of the topics of conversation for offensive coordinator Frank Smith on Wednesday.

The Dolphins have had a few weeks to work together and Smith said that the team is “really encouraged” by what they’ve seen from Tagovailoa thus far. That extends to his arm strength as Smith said that the team is not taking anything off the table because of the quarterback’s skill set.

I wouldn’t say that we’re limiting ourselves in anything,” Smith said, via Alain Poupart of “He’s actually been doing a great job of . . . every day presents different routes, different things we’re trying to accomplish with receivers. So I would say that everything we’ve done so far has been extremely optimistic because there’s certain things in our progressions and reads and his ability to move from throughout his progressions. He’s been awesome for a guy just really being in the system for a month.”

The Dolphins are unlikely to say that they’ve taken deep balls or anything else out of the offense, so the full picture will have to wait until the team is actually playing games. For now, though, the team continues to do all it can to show they believe in Tagovailoa as their quarterback.

39 responses to “Dolphins OC: We’re not limiting ourselves in anything with Tua Tagovailoa

  1. My goodness I hope they try and prove it for the first few weeks of the season. Just go 5 wide and let Tua chuck it right to an 0-3 start.

  2. Good luck stopping the Dolphins.

    The only thing scarier than the 2022 Dolphins will be the 2023 Dolphins.

  3. Tua can win 7-8 games a year against weaker teams unfortunately when a playoff spot is on the line late in the season against a quality opponent he’s proven completely useless.

  4. ghjjf says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:12 pm
    Not limiting themselves in anything….except winning games!


    Are you aware they finished 8-1?

  5. Are you aware they finished 8-1?

    Unfortunately the whole season counts.
    Baker was top 3 in QBR the second half of 2020. Where did that get him?

  6. Although he may not possess the arm strength of Mahomes and Rodgers. Tua can still fling it. He’s never had a line to properly set his feet behind. Throwing a football is a full body motion. Anyone on here actually thrown a football before? Ever thrown a football while someone is trying to tackle you? This isn’t Madden fellas. Even if Tua is check down Charlie, he’ll be checking it down to some of the most explosive players in football.

  7. bostonblows says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:11 pm
    Good luck stopping the Dolphins.

    The only thing scarier than the 2022 Dolphins will be the 2023 Dolphins.

    2022Rate This



    Man, there is some funny stuff on these boards.

    Between Lawson on the Jets claiming to one of many hungry monsters on the D Line and now this.


  8. Shanahan’s system is very QB friendly. I expect Tua to have his best year.

  9. pftmember says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:51 pm
    Justin Herbert.
    Tua is undefeated against Herbert. FACT.

  10. The dude is a very good deep passer and yet people seem to think this is a weakness. It isn’t. He’s struggled with the intermediate passes the most. I think having a better OL is going to do wonders for him. It also would help him to have a better run game which I think they will.

  11. Watching that Baltimore game with Brissett starting despite Tua being healthy. A tale of 2 halves.

    And why Miami started winning games.

  12. bostonblows says:
    May 11, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Are you aware they finished 8-1?


    The season is 17 games not 9.

  13. If you don’t hate the Dolphins already, prepare to, for a long time. Tyreek Hill, Terron Armstead, Chase Edmonds, Connor Williams, Teddy Bridgewater, Cedrick Wilson Jr, Raheem Mostert, Sony Michel, Alec Ingold (finally a Fullbakck)……..Mike McDaniel/Wes Welker.

    Retained the entire defense including the DC along with adding Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain as DB coaches, at an area we’re already stacked.

    And if you really want to hate Miami and Tua, keep reading:

    After rookies are signed Miami will have the MOST remaining cap space in the NFL.


    Miami again will have two first rounds picks in 2023, along with an extra third from a potentially horrible New England.

    I didn’t even mention Jaylen Waddle, Jaelen Phillips and Jevon Holland by name yet. You will not enjoy a Sunday in which you are being introduced to those three second year players. If they didn’t brutalize your favorite team last year, it’s only a matter of time.

    Seriously, best of luck, to everyone.

  14. So Tua had to survive Flores for two season with 3 OC’s and a Qb coach whispering in his ear. Flores was a terrible communicator if the stories are to believed; however, pretty obvious with how many position coaches he had come through the franchise. Wonder how much the fins owe coaches because of Flores’ toxic personality?

  15. bostonblows says:
    May 11, 2022 at 9:04 pm
    ghjjf says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:12 pm
    Not limiting themselves in anything….except winning games!
    Are you aware they finished 8-1?
    Five of those wins were against teams that finished the season with a losing record. Of the other three, one was against the Saints who were starting their fourth string QB. Congrats! Are you aware the Dolphins lost to the worst team in the NFL last season? Finishing 8-1 does not make up for losing seven straight. By the way, Tua had his worst game of the season in week 17 against the Titans. That is also the loss that knocked them out of playoff contention.

  16. You better hope you are right or the insane money spent on Tyreek will haunt you for the next few years. He will not be happy just doing reverses and dump offs.

  17. Are you aware they finished 8-1?


    Are you aware they missed the playoffs. And the 8-1 finish came against losing teams and teams who had clinched and sitting players.

  18. Tuas a pro and won’t let this effect him. Baker would have pouted cried leaked stories to the media and refused to report to camp.

  19. Thank God, I thought they will limit themselves.
    Ok with that out of the way I love to hear people saying so many words when there are no good things to say.
    Dolphins’s 6 wins in 2022. Then draft 2023 first pick and they will choose a punter.
    Thank God they will not limit themselves.

  20. Chris Grier made a mistake by drafting Tua over Herbert, but “what is done, cannot be undone” unless you have two first round picks in the 2023 draft and that is precisely what Grier will use to try and get a quarterback who can lead the Dolphins into the postseason if Tua doesn’t perform up to standards. In Tua’s defense, in his rookie season he was still recovering from a devastating hip injury and couldn’t drive his legs into his throws. Last season he played behind arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL and a running attack that I believe was last in yards per carry. He can get the ball down the field (I’ve read the pass in the video was close to 80 yards) and is very accurate and good at anticipating where his receivers will get open, but velocity is the main concern for me. His deep throws have an arch and don’t travel on “on a frozen rope”.

  21. lionsnati0n says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    Hes Chad Pennington

    We’ve been over this before. Chad was an excellent quarterback who had a great career.

  22. They got Tyreek Hill but tua doesn’t have a strong enough arm to throw the deep ball!

  23. Are you aware they finished 8-1?

    Are you aware that they only beat bad teams and did NOT make the playoffs.

  24. Drew Brees Had NOO ROCKET arm and he is an all time great.

    Tua should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Drew Brees.

  25. Good luck stopping the Dolphins.

    The only thing scarier than the 2022 Dolphins will be the 2023 Dolphins.

    What’s scary about a non playoff team ?

  26. Tua’s arm is every bit as strong as Joe Burrows. The difference between the Bengals and Dolphins has been coaching and skill position talent. Flores hired high school coaches and focused on the defense.

  27. People twisting selves into a pretzel to defend tua is always fun. “I’ve seen him throw 80 yards” “it’s all the o-line.” Look, when certain dudes play qb the field shortens and offenses suddenly seem impotent. I’m sorry, tua is one of those players. Trust your eyes.

  28. Doesn’t matter how fast Tyrek is or how far Tua can throw it. How far can Tua throw it and how deep can Tyrek get when Miami’s offensive line gives Tua exactly 2 seconds worth of protection before he’s on his back.

  29. They aren’t limiting themselves…no worries…Tua will do that for you.

    Are you aware that after finishing the season 8-1 they immediately fired the guy that coached them to 8-1?

  30. “Tua is undefeated against Herbert. FACT.”

    They switch teams, LA becomes the consensus 4th place team in their division, Miami battles it out with the Bills for theirs. Instantly become SB contenders. There should never be a comparison btw these two except when referencing how the Fins messed up. FACT!

  31. bostonblows says:
    May 11, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Are you aware they finished 8-1?


    The season is 17 games not 9.


    Which is why if was so comical watching all the talking heads clutch their pearls when Brian Flores was fired. “But he had 2 winning seasons in a row!” “But they finished the season winning 8 of their last 9!” Yeah, and the same failed coach led them to the 0-7 record to start the season. Good riddance.

  32. Man all this hate in this thread. Lots of envy for what Miami has going on down there. How about we let the season play out and see where the chips fall? I bet if Miami makes the playoffs we won’t be hearing a peep from this crowd.

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