Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel Makes Todd Bowles and Other Coaches Question Their Methods After Revealing His Unconventional Way of Training Tua Tagovailoa That Is Now Getting Him MVP Recognition

Published 11/30/2022, 9:30 PM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

The greatest character development that the league saw this season was of the Miami Dolphins QB. Tua Tagovailoa is playing his third season in the NFL and has finally evolved into his best self. He has been exactly what his team wanted him to be. And part of the reason the explosive QB is playing so well is his head coach, Mike McDaniel’s peculiar style of coaching. 

Mike McDaniel has had a tremendous impact on the 24-year-old QB. Fans see him as a strong NFL MVP player. However, Tua was not always so confident and a fire-brand. The starting QB of the Dolphins faced self-esteem issues.


Article continues below this ad

Tua Tagovailoa faced dark times

During the last season, Tagovailoa reached the lowest point of his career. “Do I suck?” he would ask himself while standing in front of the mirror. But that was nearly a year ago and now, in 2022, he’s taken his team to first place in the NFC East. 

Read more: “I Have Never, and I Repeat..”: Ex-NFL Player Turned Analyst Receives Backlash for Another Rotten Take On Justin Herbert Ahead of Clash of MVP Candidate Tua Tagovailoa


Get instantly notified of the hottest NFL stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

McDaniel helped the QB to develop self-confidence. The coach compiled 700 videos of Tua to show him how much he carries in himself. Even though the former head coach Brian Flores never believed in the QB, McDaniel began by appreciating the difficult position of a QB.

“This was just using intuition, that getting beat up and having your existence be completely tainted by people saying that you aren’t X, Y or Z…if you’re not able to play to your strengths and your position that one of the reasons you’ve gotten there is you’re an unbelievable point guard…It’s a lot of loud noise that you try to ignore, but people are human…and it started seeing him every practice once he started getting a little bit more confidence each and every day.” However, fans on Twitter started questioning the coaches of various teams. They wanted to know why the coaches of teams that are in poor states aren’t getting creative, like McDaniel.

Fans interrogated coaches of losing teams

A fan commented if HC Todd Bowles of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw and learned a thing or two from the coach of the Miami Dolphins.

The Tom Brady-led Bucs are 5-6. Recently, they lost to the Cleveland Browns by 23-17.

This user wrote about the tale of Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 7-4. The talented QB is not able to deliver consistent wins.

This fan wanted to get the attention of Arthur Smith, HC of the Atlanta Falcons. 


Article continues below this ad

This user thought that the defensive coach of the Green Bay Packers should consider what McDaniel said.


Article continues below this ad

Thus, the fans of the teams who are not performing well are agitated and want the coaches to take action as McDaniels did.

Watch this story: Tom Brady Went to The Same High School As This Controversial MLB Hall of Famer Who Was Also A 14x All-Star


Written by:

Neha Joshi


One take at a time

Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.
Show More>

Edited by:

Gurjyot Singh Dadial