A six-pack of Miami Dolphins notes on a Monday:
▪ One frequent thread with the Dolphins’ new offensive additions is how effusive they’re of their reward of Tua Tagovailoa.
Obviously, no new addition on any group goes to criticize the quarterback.
But it’s notable how enthusiastic many of the gamers have been in evaluating Tagovailoa, who was named by the teaching workers as the very best participant in final Tuesday’s OTA session.
“When I watch Tua, he comes off his reads very fast,” operating again Chase Edmonds mentioned earlier this offseason. “I like that he gets the ball out quickly. You can tell he’s intelligent being an extra security blanket with check downs. I’m one of the better backs turning a four-yard check down into a first down.”
Edmonds on coach Mike McDaniel: “When I asked around the league, the first thing they told me is how amazing a man he is and how he relates to his players, getting the ball [to players] in different ways, creative ways.”
▪ NBC Sports’ Peter King unveiled his energy rankings on Monday and he has the Dolphins sixteenth, between Dallas and New England.
Here was King’s touch upon the Dolphins: “They have the widest distribution of outcomes of any team in the league this year,” mentioned analytics-cruncher Eric Eager of PFF. Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki are going to be hell for opposing defenses, and Tua Tagovailoa needs to be better-protected with Terron Armstead defending his entrance aspect.
“But this will be a referendum season on Tagovailoa. Will his arm strength be good enough for deep shots to two great deep threats? New coach Mike McDaniel was great in San Francisco at divining the strengths of his players (see: Deebo Samuel).
“And he’ll figure out ways in the intermediate areas to get Hill and Waddle free to make trouble for defenses. The win for McDaniel will be making Tagovailoa the no-doubt quarterback for the near future in Miami, and in passing New England in division supremacy. Two lofty goals, but for a team that won eight of its last nine, attainable ones.”
Biggest shock: King has the Eagles ninth and the Saints eleventh.
His prime 5: Buffalo, Chargers, Kansas City, Rams and Green Bay.
▪ Teddy Bridgewater mentioned one factor he’s seen about Kyle Shanahan’s and McDaniel’s offense is “it’s quarterback friendly. There are always guys open, running wide open at times.”
Bridgewater mentioned sustaining an NFL profession “starts with throwing the ball to your guys [a lot on the practice field]. That’s how you last. Also, just having a process and a routine. I learned that – it took me what, four years?
“It took me until I got to New Orleans with Drew Brees to really understand the value of the process of having a routine.”
▪ Quick stuff: Count ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi amongst Dolphins doubters: “I don’t see this as a playoff team.”…
Agent Drew Rosenhaus, throughout a chat with native reporters on the day the Dolphins launched Tyreek Hill to the media, mentioned: “We talked to Mike McDaniel and Chris Grier, looking at Deebo Samuel’s role [with the 49ers]. The way they use Deebo is a correlation with how I expect them to use Tyreek. There’s even another potential level.”
▪ ESPN’s Mike Greenberg requested analyst Domonique Foxworth – the previous NFL participant union chief – whether or not Tom Brady as an proprietor (or in administration) would flip across the Dolphins.
Foxworth mentioned it would as a result of “owner or team president Tom Brady would surely convince football player Tom Brady to get back on the field. And that roster in Miami would be pretty good if one of their quarterbacks gets close to being Tom Brady.”
The probabilities of Brady becoming a member of the Dolphins possession group has diminished within the wake of Brady hanging a take care of Fox to be their lead analyst when he retires.
▪ Receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. mentioned he can inform that coach McDaniel is “a guy that’s going to want to be hands-on with everything. You like your coaches like that because you don’t want the coach to disappear and you don’t see him at practice.
“So I feel like he’ll be very hands-on and I feel like that’ll be good – one, for the offense, and two, for the whole team, just showing that their head coach is out there grinding with them.”