Professional athletes love to pretend they ignore noise. And yet, somehow, they remain acutely aware of it.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has claimed in the past that he doesn’t listen to the opinions of outsiders. The simple truth is that it does.
Tua proved it on Wednesday when he was asked by reporters where he has grown the most and where he would like to grow in the second half of the season.
“Well, I think I grew up a lot balls deep, huh? Don’t we think so?” Toua said. “It was probably a subtle blow, but it was a blow. So I would say the deep ball, and then I can continue to improve on the deep ball.
He certainly can. On several occasions, Tua knocked down the deep ball to receiver Tyreek Hill, whose presence made the deep ball a much more viable part of Tua’s repertoire.
Tua played incredibly well, that’s undeniable. However, the Dolphins still have a lot of work to do to get to where they want to be.
“I think throughout OTAs and throughout training camp, we could see the potential that we had as a team offensively and defensively, and we’re not afraid to talk about the Super Bowl here. “, said Tua. “We’re not afraid to talk about going to a playoff game, having the opportunity to go there and hopefully win one.”
Although it may be difficult to win the division, the Dolphins remain squarely in contention for a playoff spot. And they have a good enough offense to beat anyone.