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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa says he is ready to silence critics and “keyboard warriors” this season.
Tua Tagovailoa has been the subject of criticism throughout the first two years of the NFL. Not only is he being compared to his other NFL Draft classmates in 2020, Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert, but he is also being criticized for his arm strength, which was noticed by social media users after the team tweeted and deleted a video of an episode to Tyreek Hill in practice.
After the Miami Dolphins minicamp on Thursday, June 2, Tagovailoa says he broadcasts and is not aware of the “keyboard warriors” because they are not out with the team and training. Not only that, but he brought a deep pass, he threw to Hill in training that day, saying he thought it looked pretty good.
You can listen to Tagovailoa’s comments below, courtesy of Sfid Deen USA today.
Tua Tagoailoa says he is tuning out ‘keyboard warriors’
When Tagovailoa boasted a bit of his throw to Hill and asked if anyone was filming it, the media said they must not. So you have to take his word for it. And really, there is something meaningless in the whole situation, as pointed out by Warren Sharp.
This offseason, the Dolphins have made moves to give Tagovailoa some extra support on the offensive side of the ball in the offseason. First, former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator hired Mike McDaniel as their next head coach. Then the front office signed left tackle Terron Armstead and running backs Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel. Then perhaps the biggest move was to acquire Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs and sign him to a four-year, $ 120 million contract extension.
Make no mistake about it, Tagovailoa has the pieces around him to succeed. Now it’s up to him to make the offensive thrive.
Throughout the first two seasons of his career, Tagovailoa completed 66.2 percent of his passes in 4,467 yards, 27 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 23 games played.
Tagovailoa is not focused on the critics, but instead concentrates on training, as the Dolphins appear to be returning to the playoffs out of what has become a stacked AFC.