Tua Tagovailoa Ready To Put In Work On Day 1 Of Dolphins OTAs – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the sound of the horn, Dolphins OTAs officially began on Wednesday. And quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a message for his doubters.
“I think my hip feels ten times better than last year and confidence for myself. I am very confident of getting into this second year,” he said.
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Flanked by new weapons like former Alabama teammate Jaylen, Tagovailoa is hoping to make great strides in 2021.
“I didn’t necessarily know the playbook very, very well. And that’s none other than my fault. Our game calls were easy when I was in. I had no warnings and checks, ”he said. “While I’m more comfortable now, I can now maneuver myself through these things.”
It is obvious that Tagovailoa put the work into getting better. From building muscle in the off-season to deciding to stay in Miami with its recipients to work on timing. His teammates noticed. They also noticed the outside criticism.
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“It also has to do with you knowing people who say stupid, uneducated stuff about him that they’re wrong about,” said Mike Gesicki, Fins Tight End. “So he has to do with it and keeps working and comes here every day. And I’m glad he’s our quarterback. “
Gesicki added: “We all believe in him, we all respect him and we are all happy about him.”
Tagovailoa will certainly get its chances to prove itself with an expanded schedule of 17 games. The players compared the extra week to preparing for a playoff run.
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“If you think – if you go to the playoffs, you’ll get these weeks anyway. So really just make sure that you keep your body healthy and that you cannot deviate from your routine. The key to all of this is routine, ”said Dolphins defensive tackle Zach Sieler.