Tua Tagovailoa on facing the Bills: We’ll give our best and we’ll get theirs

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At 2-0 to start the season, Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins will host the 2-0 Bills on Sunday.

While head coach Mike McDaniel effectively said on Monday that this week’s game will serve as a measuring stick, Tagovailoa didn’t quite echo the sentiment during his Wednesday press conference. Instead, Tagovailoa said the focus is inward.

“Well, we understand that they’re a really good team,” Tagovailoa said. “That’s no secret. Everyone knows they’re a really good team. They’re tough defensively, they’re explosive offensively. So, I wouldn’t say that we have a measuring stick for how good these guys are. Because you look at it, their opening game, they beat the Super Bowl champions of last year. And they didn’t just beat them — it was by a lot. And the next team they played, really good team, they beat them by a lot.

“So for us, we’re just looking at playing the way we play and playing the way we’ve played for the past two weeks. We’ll go out there and we’ll give our best and we’ll get theirs.”

Coming off his first AFC offensive player of the week award, Tagovailoa called Bills quarterback Josh Allen a “beast.”

“I don’t know what else to say about him,” Tagovailoa said. “Guy runs the ball when he needs to, extends plays with his legs. He can get the ball down the field and he gets the ball to his playmakers. That’s the biggest thing. But, beast. The guy is a beast.”

Given how well Buffalo has played to start the season, Miami will need to be at its best to defeat the AFC East rival. But if Tagovailoa plays like he did in the second half last week and the offense executes as it did in the fourth quarter, the Dolphins should be able to give the Bills all they can handle.

23 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa on facing the Bills: We’ll give our best and we’ll get theirs

  1. Dolphins are greatly improved and will be a factor, but not this season. As good as Tua and the offense is, their defence doesn’t have enough to compete with the big boys. Bills will roll over them.

  2. He didn’t make any
    ” guarantees”,give out any bulletin board material, overinflate his teams prospects or disrespect his opponent.
    Well said

  3. This would be a much better contest if Jones wasn’t on IR
    Miami does its best playing press man cover 0 but without Jones opposite Howard it’s hard to play that defense. Especially against Buffalo. If Miami can keep it close through 3 quarters then they have a shot.

  4. Let’s keep in mind that the Dolphins has had just one (1) explosive quarter of football over 2 games so far.

  5. Gonna be a long day for Tua because unlike the Ravens, the Bills will actually play defense against his 2 best weapons.

  6. Double batch of popcorn for this one. It will be closer than some think. Miami is legit.

    Reminds me a little of the East before the Pats took over. It was generally Kelly v. Marino in those days. Buffalo came out on top a bit more, but those were always great rivalry games.

    Can’t wait.

  7. This kid is really good in front of a microphone. I wish that the NFL would change its policy and flex this early season gem into the 4:25 Game of the Week or to Sunday Night – hate not being able to watch it.

  8. Not a great week for the Bills to have their top 4 DBs on the injured report. Could be a shootout

  9. I just hope when the Bills play the Pats that the Pats defense can keep them from scoring a TD on at least one possession. That would be a. Improvement from last time they played

  10. It’s been a long time since New England was clearly the third best team in their division.

    At least they used to be special.

  11. I expect to see Miami’s best effort. Bills have beaten the brakes off this team the last 3 seasons.

    Maybe Sunday will be different. With all the injuries on the Bills, Miami may have a punchers chance. Maybe….

  12. The fins have a chance, its a home game its going to be hot.

    Win the time of possesion, wear down the D and if they can keep it within 10 going in to the 4th they have a shot

  13. Don’t think the Dolphins measure up to the Rams or the Titans. They beat the Ravens who had no defensive backfield. Bills have some injuries on defense, but this defense is deep.

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