Tua’s day: Lots of good, 2 bad picks and more trade talk as Dolphins fall in closing seconds to Atlanta – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-24 19:07:39 –

Tua Tagovailoa’s numbers show that he deserves another result.

These are statistics posted by the Miami Dolphins quarterback on Sunday: 32 out of 40 passes, 291 yards and 4 touchdowns. There was only one previous case where the quarterback was so accurate and lost that number of yards and touchdowns.

That quarterback was Matt Ryan — the player who defeated Tagovairoa on Sunday with a 30-28 victory over Miami in Atlanta. Dolphins have lost six games in a row and are the last to be alone in the AFC East. Not surprisingly, rumors about Miami’s interest in Houston’s Deshaun Watson only grow about a week before the deal closes.

“I hear it. I’m listening to it,” Tagovairoa said of the trade negotiations. “The problem is that I haven’t heard it.”

Both sides of Tagovairoa’s debate in Miami — keeping him or getting someone else — both got fuel for their respective fires on Sunday.

On the one hand, he led Miami after completing 80% of the passes, scoring the highest four scores of his career and running a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, he threw two important intercepts. Both were bad decisions. Both sacrificed Miami points and both gave the Falcon a ball to turn them into points.

The exact quarterback with as many yards and touchdowns as Tagovairoa had on Sunday was 45-1 in NFL history.

Set to 45-2.

“He’s the same guy,” said Dolphins tight-end Mike Gesicki. “It won’t get too high or too low. He’s confident. He knows what he should do. He goes out there and he runs at a high level, And I can’t say good enough about him. I love playing with him, I love bringing him back there, and he bounced off nicely. I played a game of hell. I played tough. I can continue again and again. “

Tagovairoa said he spoke with Dolphins coach Brian Flores later this week as the rumored factory regained turmoil over Miami’s interest in Watson, who hadn’t played this season. Watson commissioned the Texans about three months after last season when he was found accused of sexual assault and harassment in a proceeding filed by 22 women. Watson has not been charged with a crime.

If the situation distracted Tagovairoa, it wasn’t always visible.

“But the error tolerance is small,” he said.

The dolphin also blocked the field goal on Sunday. Here are three points that may be useful in the end. However, Tagovairoa also turned his finger to himself after his two interceptions.

By the way, in the history of the NFL before Sunday, the only other player with all the Tagovairoa numbers against the Falcons (completion rate, yard, touchdown, two intercepts) happened to have a pre-match pep talk.

Dolphin legend Dan Marino spent 81%, 4 touchdowns, 332 yards and 2 intercepts against Pittsburgh on November 1, 1987 in Miami. That day, Marino and Dolphin made two fourth-quarter touchdowns. I won 35-24.

“All we have to do is keep working,” said Tagovairoa. “I don’t see any other way you see it. I don’t think there’s a secret to victory.”

Tua’s day: Lots of good, 2 bad picks and more trade talk as Dolphins fall in closing seconds to Atlanta Source link Tua’s day: Lots of good, 2 bad picks and more trade talk as Dolphins fall in closing seconds to Atlanta

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