The Dolphins kicked off Saturday night’s preseason game with a play Miami fans want to see again and again this year. Tua his Tagovailoa threw the ball deep into Tyreek his hill.
After Quickplay Action Fake, Tua hits Hill for 51 yardsAfter the game, Tagovailoa spoke about the play.
“It was good,” Tagovailoa told reporters. “Knowing Tyreek was playing, he wanted the ‘go’ ball. It wasn’t that whole enthusiasm.Had a better ball, maybe in front of Tyreek, we could have scored on the first play.You know, it’s all about practice with the Eagles and how the players are doing. Not just this week, but all of our training camps and OTAs, it’s great to finally see everyone working together.”
Tagovailoa said that one of the fastest players in football, if not the fastest, had no particular direction to take deep options when the play was called.
“Microphone [McDaniel] They didn’t necessarily tell me who to go with the ball, but for me, regardless of who’s on Tyreek or not, if you get specific coverage from their defense, take that shot. It was one of the deals I wanted. said Tagovailoa. “And then we got the best look of what the play was made up of. That’s why we shot.”
“They invested heavily,” McDaniel said at the start of the press conference (I’ll be posting something later this morning) after ranting about the sudden passing of team executive Jason Jenkins. ” McDaniel added, ”I’m really happy that the team and the organization have invested so much,” adding, ”It’s cool to see them not blinking their eyes and doing what they love. Let me tell you.
McDaniel was asked if the play was intended to send a message to other members of the league.
“We’re really just trying to work on our craft,” said the first-year coach. “I don’t know what kind of defense they’re going to play there. I’m glad they had to run the play and looked tough, but Tua turned his back on the defense and at the same time decided to throw at him. It takes a lot of training, but I was confident that if I had the right look, they would do it. That’s why everyone believes in them so much.
Tua said it herself. The throw wasn’t ideal. But with talent like Hill, it doesn’t have to be.