Tua Tagovailoa accepts pressure from Dolphins offensive overhaul after team acquires Tyreek Hill, more

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The obstacles facing Tua Tagovailoa are no longer an obstacle with the Miami Dolphins, Tagovailoa finally has an offensive line capable enough to protect him and a gluttony of skill position players to target. Last but not least, he has an offensive-minded head coach in Mike McDaniel who will put him in the best position to succeed.

The pressure is on Tagovailoa to deliver a Dolphins team that’s not just thinking about the playoffs, but a possible playoff run in 2022. He’s up for the challenge.

“I think the pressure is everywhere, especially in any professional sector,” Tagovailoa said on The Fish Talk Podcastvia Barry Jackson of Miami Herald. “Either you’re going to take this opportunity with the guys we have or you’re not. It is what it is. I can’t wait to take this opportunity.”

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The Dolphins are one of the fastest teams in the NFL thanks to the addition of Tyreek Hill on offense, adding his presence with Jaylen Waddle and the acquisition of free agent Ced Wilson. Miami also signed Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert at running back and improved the offensive line with free-agent tackle signings Terron Armstead and Connor Williams.

The Dolphins’ offensive line was the source of their offensive inconsistency in 2021. Miami was 30th in the league in rushing (92.2 yards per game) and 31st in yards per carry (3.5 yards per carry). The Dolphins had three offensive linemen who allowed more than 45 pressures last year in Liam Eichenberg (62), Jesse Davis (57) and Austin Jackson (49) – all ranked in the top 10 for most pressures allowed in the league.

Tagovailoa has completed 67.8% of his passes for 2,653 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions despite the constant pressure on his face — and he’s 13-8 as a starting quarterback despite three offensive coordinators holding him back. coached during his two seasons.

The falls are over for Tagovailoa, and that’s fine with him. Tagovailoa wants an opportunity to win.

“It’s an exciting time for all of us,” Tagovailoa said. “In addition to the guys we’ve acquired, it’s going to take all of us to work. We have to do the most important thing we’re here for, which is to win games.”

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