“Expected it to Be a Lot Harder”- Tua Tagovailoa Reacts to 3-0 Start With Miami Dolphins

November 18, 2020 8:00 pm

The Brian Flores-led Miami Dolphins are currently on a 6-3 record heading into Week 11 of the ongoing NFL season. They are currently on a 5-game winning streak.

The Dolphins defense has been impressive over the recent weeks, but another promising sign has been the performance of first-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua has thrown 519 yards with 5 passing TDs in 3 starts for the Dolphins. He is yet to throw an interception in his short NFL career.

The former University of Alabama star has enjoyed a seamless transition to the NFL after replacing veteran quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. But how long will it take until his ‘rookie luck’ runs out?

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Tua Tagovailoa remains unbeaten in his first 3 starts for the Miami Dolphins

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa spoke of his experience as a starter in the NFL over the last 3 weeks.

“I expected it to be a lot harder. Not that it’s not hard. I would say I’m comfortable, but a lot of that starts from practice. Just being able to talk with our center, Ted (Karras), on Thursdays, going over our protections, just being able to talk to the O-line about what I’m thinking and then hearing from them what they’re thinking, talking to the receivers, what we’re thinking, and just kind of a combined thought process for all of us together to all kind of be on the same page.

“I think that’s where, you know, probably not just me, but everyone feels most comfortable is, it starts from practice and then it translates to the game,” Tagovailoa said via CBS Sports.

Nov 15, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) scrambles with the ball around Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins are yet to taste defeat with Tagovailoa as their starter. After an 8-point win over the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend, the Dolphins take on a hurting Denver Broncos outfit this weekend.

Will Tua extend his winning run to 4 games? Watch this space for more.

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