Tua Tagovailoa proves that he hasn’t ignored the noise

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Pro athletes love to claim that they ignore the noise. And yet, somehow, they remain keenly aware of it.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has claimed in the past that he doesn’t listen to the opinions of outsiders. The simple truth is that he does.

Tua proved it on Wednesday, when he was asked by reporters where he has grown the most, and where he’d like to grow in the second half of the season.

“Well, I think I’ve grown a lot with the deep balls, huh? Don’t we think?” Tua said. “That was probably a subtle jab, but it was a jab. So I would say the deep ball, and then I can continue to get better on the deep ball.”

He definitely can. On multiple occasions, Tua has underthrown the deep ball to receiver Tyreek Hill, whose presence has made the deep ball a much more viable component of Tua’s repertoire.

Tua has played incredibly well, there’s no denying that. The Dolphins still have plenty of work to do, however, to get to where they want to be.

“I think throughout OTAs and throughout training camp, we could see the potential that we had as a team offensively and defensively, and we’re not afraid to talk about Super Bowls here” Tua said. “We’re not afraid to talk about going to a playoff game, having an opportunity to go to one and then hopefully winning one.”

While it may be hard to win the division, the Dolphins remain squarely in the mix for a playoff berth. And they have an offense that is good enough to beat anyone.

19 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa proves that he hasn’t ignored the noise

  1. Well, you really told him. Good job! I’m sure he’ll think twice before answering a question like this again!

  2. Look at all the QB’s in the league with a strong arm. Half of their coaches would rather have Tua right now!

  3. Agreed. He can get better on the deep ball. More time playing with Tyreek and he’ll be able to get a better feel for where he puts the ball. The good thing is there is a trust between Tua and Tyreek. He trusts his receiver to make those plays and I’m sure Tyreek relishes the opportunity that his QB gives him. Glad to see this article finally written.

  4. 5-0 thus season. Also has the 32nd ranked offensive line last year but when burrow went 5:4 TD to INT ratio in his four playoff games everyone blamed the Lind play. Tua keep proving them wrong

  5. Tua seems better this year. Most of his deeper completions are to wide open receivers in the secondary – like his college days. That’s not his fault, but he’ll need to show the ability, at some point, to make tight window throws. Also will be curious to see how he performs when the weather turns.

    I see quarterbacks all over the league under throw their receivers. But none get the scrutiny Tua does. I’m sure he doesn’t need the “noise” to make him aware of it. Tua understands he needs to improve on that and he’s obviously been working on it. This is his first year with Hill, and Hill is leading the league with catches and yards. Something’s working out very well here and it’s only going to get better as time goes on.

  7. ALSO…..
    The Hill and Tua connection has more 20+ yard plays than any other tandem in the NFL.

    What’s the problem again? LOL

  8. Easy tiger.

    You know I’m a Tua fan, but let’s slow the roll a bit. There is still a lot of work to do as a team before we start talking Super Bowl.

  9. Tua didn’t say he doesn’t see it. He said he doesn’t listen to it. Good for him. He shouldn’t listen to the armchair quarterbacks of the world. LOL

  10. Aww look at the Fins thinking they’ll contend for the division. That’s cute.

    It was actually adorable when JA17 cried on Tua’s shoulder after the Dolphins BEAT the “mighty” Bills.

  11. Tua does under throw his deep ball – it’s better though than last season, so there’s a positive progression in his deep pass & like several guys chatting here have stated – more time & practice with Hill means he can adjust the timing and that alone will improve Tua, Hill AND Waddle. Tyreek & Jaylen are reminding me of the “Marks” Brothers – Clayton & Duper,two great receivers Marino had.

  12. lasersepi says:
    November 3, 2022 at 11:20 am

    What has Tua really done? The season is not over.


    He’s had a 645 yard game with 6 TDs this season. What has your team’s quarterback done?

  13. lasersepi says: November 3, 2022 at 11:20 am What has Tua really done? The season is not over. ============================= FOR STARTERS: He’s had a 465 yard game with 6 TDs this season. What has your team’s quarterback done?

  14. Tua will never throw the ball deep like Mahomes and Allen. If people want to harp on it because it makes them feel better, than have at it. He can play, we all know that now. Haters love to hate because they hate themselves.

  15. Just shows how way too much credit is given to Quarterbacks. This is the Tyreek Hill show. Though media darling Josh Allen will win the award (and is also deserving) the top three should be in some order Hill, Saquon Barkley and Jalen Hurts for MVP so far. Everyone looks great against Detroit but he was awful against a bad steelers team and tried his best to lose that game. I like Tua but he has had five good Quarters. Let’s pump the brakes a bit.

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