Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is an integral part to the team’s seven-game winning streak, and he is getting some advice from “everyone” to make sure he remains in the lineup.
Tua said “everyone” is telling him to slide when he runs — even Dolphins communications director @annenoland
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) December 29, 2021
Tagovailoa needs to slide when he runs to protect his body, and the Dolphins certainly hope that he takes the advice to heart.
Miami lost Tagovailoa earlier this season due to a rib injury, and it started the team’s seven-game losing streak.
The Dolphins have turned things around like no other team in NFL history, becoming the first team to have a seven-game winning and losing streak in the same season.
The Dolphins and Tagovailoa enter their Week 17 matchup against the Tennessee Titans with an 8-7 record and a chance to make the playoffs.
The team is 6-4 in the 10 games that Tagovailoa has started this season. The second-year quarterback hasn’t run the ball much this year, but he does run it enough for the team to be on the lookout for his health.
Tagovailoa had a season-high seven rushes in Week 15 against the New York Jets, totaling 19 yards on those carries.
On the season, the former University of Alabama quarterback has 35 carries for 89 yards and three touchdowns.
The Dolphins will finish the 2021 regular season with games against the Titans and the New England Patriots. Miami beat the Patriots in Week 1 of the 2021 season, and there is a chance it will need to win another game against Bill Belichick’s squad to make the postseason.
It’s extremely impressive that the Dolphins are even in position to make the playoffs after a 1-7 start, and Tagovailoa’s health and improved play are the main reasons why.