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Tua Tagovailoa Wants To Give Opposing Defenses More Problems

While his counterpart Justin Herbert enjoyed a record-setting performance, Tua Tagovailoa endured one of his career-worst on Sunday.

Miami huffed and puffed towards a 23-17 loss to LA, which head coach Mike McDaniel described as the season’s worst.

Tua Tagovailoa completed only 35.7% of his passes, the lowest of his career. As well as that, it was the worst by a Miami quarterback since David Woodley (31) in 1980.

Tua Tagovailoa finished with 10-of-28 for 145 yards, a touchdown and a 65.3 passer rating.


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“It’s very disappointing for us to go out there as an offense and kind of show what we showed,” Tagovailoa said. “That’s not up to our standard, that’s not how we play football here, and that was very disappointing.”

The result leaves the Dolphins two games behind the Bills in 6th place with an 8-5 record. What irks Tagovailoa is that their opponents haven’t had to do anything special to stop their offense.

“I would say the defenses that we’ve played have been playing exactly what we’ve expected them to play, that they’ve put on film,” he said. “It really just goes back to the details of how we play our offense and we’re not all dialed in with that. So, we have to go back to the drawing board, figure this out, and got to keep from losing. I mean, it sucks.”


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Mike McDaniels said his players must stand up and be counted now, with a touch schedule upcoming.

“As long as we learn from all of it and start playing better football, I don’t really care what it is, it is going to hurt. I think our guys’ expectations from what they feel they should be, this is probably the furthest miss we have had all year. So, you really, really can’t hide in these situations. You find out who you are working with and who you are dealing with. I know what they’ll find out from me and I am excited about what I’ll find out from them.”

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