Former New Orleans Saints Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Peyton, whom the Dolphins tried to hire in January, admitted Wednesday: He was wrong about Tua Tagovailoa.
The 2006 Associated Press ‘Coach of the Year’ Peyton predicted last week that Tagovailoa would be benched and replaced by Teddy Bridgewater at some point in the season.
After watching Tagovailoa throw for 469 yards and six touchdowns in Baltimore on Sunday, Peyton told Fox Sports colleague Colin Cowherd: “I’ve been somewhat hard on Tua and am really wrong because these first two games really have been impressive. watching the game, [Waddle and Hill] reminded you [Mark] Clayton and [Mark] Duper…
“Credit [coach] Mike McDaniel and those guys; This is one of those teams drinking Kool-Aid and playing well. A year ago his defense was good. Now they have a good offense and explosive offense, and Tua is following the game plan. Sure, I was wrong and he has been influential.”
Opinions among former NFL general managers who work at Now TV differ greatly regarding Tagovailoa.
Former Kansas City chief general manager and longtime NFL executive Scott Pioli was an advocate for Tagovailoa all off-season and was pleased to see his breakout performance against Baltimore.
“It is about her decision making, maturity. And physically, on the field, it’s about his accuracy,” Pioli — a two-time Sporting News executive of the year — said this week on NFL Network, where he works as a studio analyst.
“He’s aware of his strengths and his limits. What he does he finds that works for places and places that have his limits. To me, he’s a player who has true confidence. He’s arrogant.” Is unconfident. His peers not only like him, they respect and respond to him. They respond to his competition.
“When I look at Tua, he’s one of those players that I absolutely love because I love people with perfect makeup and they’re good teammates. He’s the type of player we want to represent in the NFL.” He’s a winner, he’s selfless, he’s authentic. And he shows it.
“His off-the-field kindness is what we see with everything he does. It’s not a marketing campaign. He’s the kind of guy I really believe will run the National Football League in a good way.” Can represent. I love Tua. I hope he remains consistent in what he does and does this every single week.”
Former Dolphins executive Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets’ former general manager, has expressed doubts about Tagovailoa due to questions of size and durability, and physical limitations.
Dolphins cornerback Xavian Howard missed practice on Wednesday with a groin injury, calling into question his status for Sunday’s game in Buffalo. He missed a match last season due to a back injury.
McDaniel did not address Howard’s condition prior to practice, and Howard is not allowed to speak to reporters when he is not practicing.
Terron Armstead, who was battling a toe injury on Sunday, missed practice on Wednesday with that toe injury.
Tight ends Hunter Long (ankle) and Sethan Carter (concussion protocol) were out on Wednesday. Edge player Melvin Ingram Jr. was given a veteran’s sabbatical on Wednesday.
Two Dolphins were limited on Wednesday: No. 3 wide receiver Cedric Wilson Jr. (ribs) and linebacker Channing Tindall (illness).
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Before the Dolphins won in Baltimore and Indianapolis was blown up in Jacksonville last weekend, CBS sent its major announcement team (Jim Nantz and Tony Romo) to Sunday’s Kansas City-Indianapolis game to send that game to more of the country. assigned with the intention of Compared to the bill-dolphin game.
Sunday’s results didn’t change that plan.
CBS will send 29 percent of the country’s dolphins and 20 percent to Chiefs games in the country. Markets that don’t get dolphins on Sundays: Orlando and Jacksonville.
here’s a look where the games will be broadcast. Kevin Harlan and Trent Greene, CBS’s No. 3 NFL team, will call a Dolphins game for the second Sunday in a row.
This story was originally published September 21, 2022 3:48 PM.