Just a few days ago, the Miami Dolphins started the 2021 season on the right track, with a big road game against a division rival.
Miami traveled to Foxboro for a huge game against the New England Patriots. The Dolphins survived a late rally attempt from rookie quarterback Mac Jones and company en route to a 17-16 win.
Tua Tagovailoa performed well during the game on Sunday, racking up over 200 yards and two touchdowns. Despite all of the questions about Tua entering the season, he proved he has what it takes to compete at the NFL level.
That could be a credit to the advice he received from former Dolphins great Dan Marino. Earlier this week, reporters asked Tua what the best piece of advice he received from Marino was.
“Pick a guy and let it fly.”
Here’s more of what Tua had to say about Marino, via Local 10:
“Dan sits in our meetings and helps us with things that we don’t see, or we never thought of seeing,” Tagovailoa said. “I think it’s really good to hear from his perspective, someone who has played the position.”
Marino’s presence certainly seems to have helped Tua as he enters the second season of his career.
Despite some struggles during his rookie season, Tagovailoa seems primed for a big Year 2.
If the Dolphins want to make the playoffs, he’ll need to take the next step.