Dolphins mocked over video of Tua heavily submerging Tyreek

The Dolphins have made some flashy moves this off-season – namely the additions of Tyreek Hill and Pro Bowl tackle Terron Armstead – but how those pieces fit remains to be seen. Miami may be guilty of putting the horse behind the horse with a concerned Hill’s skills, as one of the competition’s main deep threats could be wasted on Tua Tagovailoa, whose arm strength – or lack thereof – has been a frequent critique throughout his two seasons in South Florida.

Maybe it doesn’t matter. Hill’s speed of the line of scrimmage makes him just as dangerous in the short and medium game, which, as we know, is Tagovailoa’s bread and butter. Still, this culmination of Tuesday’s training, which the dolphins inexplicably shared to their social media accounts, was not seen as particularly encouraging.

Heading into what could be a make-or-break season for the much-maligned 24-year-old, this clip of Tua taking Hill down hard will do little to allay concerns over his alleged difficulty throwing downfield. If Tagovailoa again falls short of expectations in 2022, the Dolphins could easily rotate to another quarterback next season, meeting that need in the draft (they have five picks in the first three rounds, including two first-rounders). of free agency (owner Stephen Ross has long coveted Tom Brady, who is entering his hiking year at Tampa Bay). Anyway, Hill will be close after a record four-year extension, $120 million.

Tagovailoa doesn’t necessarily have to be a star — coach Mike McDaniel had successful plans for a similarly limited quarterback in San Francisco last year, driving game manager Jimmy Garoppolo all the way to the NFC championship. But if this wobbler is to Hill Tua’s ceiling, Miami could be in for a long season.

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