Tua Tagovailoa: Miami used to revolve around the Dolphins, we’re trying to re-establish that

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For much of their franchise history, the Miami Dolphins were one of the elite franchises in sports. In the 1970s they went to three straight Super Bowls and produced the NFL’s only perfect season. In the 1980s they went to two more Super Bowls, and in the Dan Marino era they were always relevant.

But in recent years, the Dolphins haven’t accomplished much. They’ve been to the playoffs just twice in the last 20 seasons, and they lost in the wild card round both times.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Tyreek Hill‘s podcast that he wants to improve his team’s fortunes, and make the Dolphins the biggest thing in Miami.

“It means a lot playing for the Miami Dolphins,” Tagovailoa said, via the Miami Herald. “At one point, the city of Miami revolved around the Dolphins, because the Dolphins were really the only professional sports team that was out here at one point. And then the Heat came in, the Panthers came in. But really that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to re-establish the culture back here in Miami.”

With the arrival of Tyreek Hill, expectations are high for Tagovailoa to take a big step in his third NFL season. And maybe make Miami revolve around the Dolphins again.

39 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa: Miami used to revolve around the Dolphins, we’re trying to re-establish that

  1. Can someone explain this sebtehfe;

    Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Tyreek Hill‘s podcast that he wants to reduce his team’s fortunes

  2. The Dolphins were the only professional sports team in the entire state during the Super Bowl wins.

  3. Miami will never revolve around any sports team. It might bandwagon one for a few years, but that’s it. Miami’s got the most fickle fans of any major metro in America.

  4. Problem is, the Dolphins throw money at free agent players and haven’t had the best draft record. Pressure is high on Tua and it will be interesting to see what Hill can do with a less skilled QB.

  5. Good luck Tua. It’s more likely that Jacksonville will revolve around the Jaguars.

  6. “Technically the Dolphins don’t even play in Miami”
    Well this wins the moron award of the day. “Technically” The Giants and Jets don’t play in New York, The Cowboys Don’t play in Dallas, The Bills don’t play in Buffalo, The Commanders don’t play in Washington, The 49rs don’t play in San Francisco……

  7. Tua…I think Bob Griese,Earl Morrall,Dan Marino and Larry Czonka agree with your sentiments.

  8. Panthers are not a Miami team they play in Sunrise that’s 40 miles away.

    Also the Heat own Miami in pro sports and the ratings show it.

  9. The problem is they haven’t had a QB worth a lick since Mariano. They still don’t have one with this guy at QB.

  10. pummer says:
    July 2, 2022 at 4:54 am
    Nobody loves talking about 50 years ago more than Dolphins fans/players

    7928Rate This

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    They’re an embarrassment. Their owner is terrible. They did this same thing with Mike Wallace 10 years ago.

    Their fans stink so they have to make splash moves to them all lathered up. By November, it’s over.

    They have the loser owner, GM and now a rookie head coach who is about to have his lunch handed to him.

  11. That’s a very tough task, Tua. These days, Miami revolves around girls in teeny cheeky thong bikinis!

  12. The Dolphins’ chances of becoming relevant again died when they passed on Justin Herbert.

  13. Tua was like three years old when the Dolphins last won a playoff game, so he should know.

  14. He is not wrong. I have loved the Dolphins for over 50 years. I have lived in 3 other states and now live in Florida. I am amazed how little Fans care about Pro sports in general here. With Football it’s the Canes, Gators and Seminoles with UCF starting to catch on. The bottom line is FL demographics are like no other state… the major majority are transplants and bring their fanhood of “their” team. Tampa is a great example of the worst fans. EVERYONE is a Bucs and Lightning (NHL) Fan all of a sudden. The Bolts lost the Cup and will lose players; so they are done and the Bucs could not even sell Season Tickets when Brady announced his 40 day Retirement. Now he’s back and it is SB or bust for one more year. Miami is a tougher sell because of the large Latino population which favors the “other Football”. I guarantee a few playoff wins will generate excitement for the Fins, but it will never gain dominance because of these factors.

  15. None of this chatter will help any of your teams when it tries to slow the Dolphins offense.

    There is a lot of concern in Buffalo for sure.

    Jordan Poyer was talking the other day about how Buffalo is a perfect place for him. I’ll remind he was one of a few Bills that had an angle on Tyreek Hill and couldn’t contain him in the playoffs. Now he HAS to face him twice a year and oh ya, keep on eye on Jaylen Waddle too? Brutal.

    And who you got covering Mike Gesicki? You better have Jevon Holland on your team. Oh wait, he’s a Dolphin too.

    Talk your smack…..if the Dolphins are on your schedule, you’re sleeping much better than your teams coaches the night before the game.

    Bill Belichek is concerned.

  16. The FLORIDA Panthers play in Sunrise and the Dolphins play in Miami/Dade County .

  17. For a team that’s been to the playoffs (and lost their two games) in the past 20 years, Tua and Tyreek sure are talking a lot (too much).

  18. You want Miami to revolve around the Dolphins….then you need to win a Superbowl, and then continue to get to the playoffs.

    All of the teams that sellout their stadiums almost EVERY year are either present/past dynasties, or have recently won a Super Bowl.

  19. I do not understand why so many people hate Tua. Anyone who saw him play at Alabama knows that he has massive talent. He is obviously a very intelligent individual.

    People talk about how Herbert would have been a better choice. Justin is uber talented, but think about the differing circumstances. The Chargers have actual football people running the team and are actually trying to win. The Dolphins have been a revolving door of incompetent front office personel and have an owner who wanted to pay his coach to lose. Pretty difficult circumstances to play QB under.

  20. When you’re not good enough to win on your own, send the bat signal to Roger Goodell and he’ll rescue you via crooked officiating and special rule changes.

  21. bostonblows says:
    July 2, 2022 at 11:43 am

    There is a lot of concern in Buffalo for sure.

    Talk your smack…..if the Dolphins are on your schedule, you’re sleeping much better than your teams coaches the night before the game.

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    LOL is this post a joke? The Fins haven’t beaten the Bills since 2018.

    Josh Allen lost his first game against the Dolphins and has won the next 7 straight since. Those 7 have come by an average score of 33 – 17. AKA not even close most of the time.

    In the past 3 games against Miami, the Bills have posted one 35-0 score and one 56-26.

    You’re tied for the 3rd longest playoff drought in the NFL.

    If Tua looks like a new man this year, the Mafia will start paying attention.

    ‘Til then, we’re just hoping The Fish can put the Patsys in their place this season.

  22. bostonblows says:
    July 2, 2022 at 11:43 am
    None of this chatter will help any of your teams when it tries to slow the Dolphins offense.

    There is a lot of concern in Buffalo for sure.

    Jordan Poyer was talking the other day about how Buffalo is a perfect place for him. I’ll remind he was one of a few Bills that had an angle on Tyreek Hill and couldn’t contain him in the playoffs. Now he HAS to face him twice a year and oh ya, keep on eye on Jaylen Waddle too? Brutal.

    And who you got covering Mike Gesicki? You better have Jevon Holland on your team. Oh wait, he’s a Dolphin too.

    Talk your smack…..if the Dolphins are on your schedule, you’re sleeping much better than your teams coaches the night before the game.

    Bill Belichek is concerned.

    Bills have beat fins 7 straight nothing will checnge this year but I congratulate Fin fans on their 12tj consecutive off season championship.

  23. Remember haters, when Miami is winning the division this year and hosting a playoff game that you trashed them all off season. Don’t jump back on the wagon once it is rolling.

  24. pummer says:
    July 2, 2022 at 4:54 am
    Nobody loves talking about 50 years ago more than Dolphins fans/players

    Jets fans talking about SB-3.. “hold our beer!”

  25. Miami played the Bills pretty tight in the second game last year, in Buffalo. Far from a dominant performance. And that’s when Tre’Davious White still had two intact ACLs. Good luck covering Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hilll now. Jordan Poyer is still chasing Hill in KC.

    Also Buffalo whipping boy Jesse Davis was replaced on the roster with pro bowler Terron Armstead along with 3 actual NFL caliber RBs.

    Bringing up scores from games while Miami was rebuilding is reaching. Just ask the Ravens and Patriots who beat Miami by a combined 102-10 in the first two games of 2019. Miami was 3-0 against those two teams last year and Belichek is 0-3 against Tua.

    Keep thinking it’s normal for a team to add this much talent, this quick.

    While we’re it, let me remind the haters that Miami has two first rounders AGAIN next year as well as two thirds. And that extra third will be high because it’s New Englands and they are looking like a 2-15 roster/team right now.

    Throw on some tape of Melvin Ingram from last year against Buffalo and see why Miami added him as well.

    Good luck folks. We got three second year players on the verge of massive seasons. You wish your team added Jaylen Waddle, Jaelen Phillips and Jevon Holland in the same draft class. Ask yourselves how often teams hit home runs on three top 35 picks and then regress? LMAO at the wishful thinking.

    Pay attention folks.

  26. Enjoy Tremaine Edmunds last season in Buffalo.

    Don’t fret Bills fans, you will still see him twice a year.

  27. Get back to us if Miami ever wins a playoff game. Bragging before your team has done anything is silly.

  28. I grew up with Miami sports… by 1997 the town became a Marlins town (who then destroyed a massively growing fanbase with fire sales and lies) After that, as the Dolphins stagnated in mediocrity … the Heat took over this town. Miami has been a Heat sports town for a good 20 years now…. if the Dolphins want that generation (my generation) they lost back… they have to win more than 8-9 games a year.

    PS.. to the guy who said the Dolphins “don’t play in Miami”… they play in a place called Miami Gardens lol

  29. bostonblows says:
    July 2, 2022 at 6:18 pm
    Miami played the Bills pretty tight in the second game last year, in Buffalo. Far from a dominant performance. And that’s when Tre’Davious White still had two intact ACLs. Good luck covering Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hilll now. Jordan Poyer is still chasing Hill in KC.

    Also Buffalo whipping boy Jesse Davis was replaced on the roster with pro bowler Terron Armstead along with 3 actual NFL caliber RBs.

    Bringing up scores from games while Miami was rebuilding is reaching. Just ask the Ravens and Patriots who beat Miami by a combined 102-10 in the first two games of 2019. Miami was 3-0 against those two teams last year and Belichek is 0-3 against Tua.

    Keep thinking it’s normal for a team to add this much talent, this quick.

    While we’re it, let me remind the haters that Miami has two first rounders AGAIN next year as well as two thirds. And that extra third will be high because it’s New Englands and they are looking like a 2-15 roster/team right now.

    Throw on some tape of Melvin Ingram from last year against Buffalo and see why Miami added him as well.

    Good luck folks. We got three second year players on the verge of massive seasons. You wish your team added Jaylen Waddle, Jaelen Phillips and Jevon Holland in the same draft class. Ask yourselves how often teams hit home runs on three top 35 picks and then regress? LMAO at the wishful thinking.

    Pay attention folks

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    I am paying attention. Miami hasn’t won anything worthwhile in decades.

  30. Everyone has their day, yours is over, Miami’s is just beginning.

    Thanks for giving us the 66th pick (Houston is a little worse) in the draft for Devante Parker.

    Luckily for Pats fans they got a healthy taste of losing at the end of the 2021 season, so they can be used to it when they are fished out a lot more. The Jets have a more talented roster (by far) than NE.

    It’s 2022, not quite sure why a Pats fan is even involved in a discussion about the AFCE.

    Belichek will retire in 2 years with an 0-7 record against Tua. Tagovailoa will own him for eternity. Dolphins fans will laugh when reminiscing about all those failed Belichek draft picks while reminding the world about one brilliant selection by Scott Pioli.

  31. This team won 8 of their last 9 games. Not sure why everyone is writing Miami and their QB off. They certainly have more promise than the Patriots.

  32. Gotta love how Miami fans love talking about Tyreek Hill’s exploits against the Bills as if he were in a Dolphins jersey when he did these things. Also how they love bringing Waddle into the equation as if KC didn’t have any receiving talent outside of Hill. Yet the Bills beat them Week 5 soundly and should of won the playoff game if it weren’t for boneheaded defensive coaching. They were facing arguably the best QB in the league then. Do you really think they’re worried about Tua?

  33. The Bills are winning the division as long as Josh Allen is there for years to come no matter who they sign no way Tua sorry.

  34. billzondarise says:
    July 3, 2022 at 6:50 am
    Gotta love how Miami fans love talking about Tyreek Hill’s exploits against the Bills as if he were in a Dolphins jersey when he did these things. Also how they love bringing Waddle into the equation as if KC didn’t have any receiving talent outside of Hill. Yet the Bills beat them Week 5 soundly and should of won the playoff game if it weren’t for boneheaded defensive coaching. They were facing arguably the best QB in the league then. Do you really think they’re worried about Tua?

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    They beat them soundly week 2, after Tua got hit on the first 4 pass attempts because Jesse Davis sucked.

    Tua came back, Dolphins kept the rematch close when jt was basically just Tua and Waddle. No OL, no Tyreek Hill, no Edmonds/Mostert/Michel in the backfield.

    What difference does the jersey matter if Hill run through an entire defense by myself? Is Aqua a heavier fabric?

    And ya we keep brining up Waddle’s name. It’s not every WR that holds the rookie receptions record, even if it took a 65th quarter of football to accomplish.

    As if everyone has a Jaylen Waddle.

    Keep thinking that with more time throw, the most explosive pair of WRs in the NFL and upgraded running backs room isn’t going to be a major problem for your teams defense.

    We beat 8 out of our last 9 opponents with the things listed above.

    Also hate it to break it to some of you haters. Mike McDaniell practices have been tough than than Brian Flores practices. For anyone thinking the nerd is a joke. Every single person who’s met him, raves about him. Literally everyone.

    You’ve been warned.

  35. bostonblows says:
    You’ve been warned.
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    Miami fans warn us EVERY year. Maybe your team makes the jump this year into the post season. Try to be realistic. It’s not like Miami improved while everyone sat on their hands. Plus the only question mark concerning our QB is whether he wins an MVP and SB, not if he can improve or stay healthy.

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