Tua’s Poise Makes A Lot of Wrong Things Right

By FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 10, 2020

There is a lot wrong with this football play. A lot. You have a player who does not know where to line up as the play clock is winding down. You have multiple teammates trying to get him straight.

When he does get lined up he is arguably lined up illegally as his teammates remind him of his assignment (just in case). Because the backside tight end has been helping him he has no time to communicate with the tackle about protection.

When the ball is snapped the defensive twist comes free right down the barrel of the quarterback. The Dolphins’ quarterback, by the way is a rookie starting his second game in the NFL.

There are a lot of things that go into becoming an NFL quarterback and poise is one of them. This All 22 Tuesday play shows why Tua Tagovailoa has a chance to play in this league for a long time.

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He keeps his poise and his eyes down the field, reading this curl flat concept perfectly. He delivers a throw right where it should be. It is away from the defender and on time. After this he wisely falls away from the free rusher.

The Dolphins’ staff has to be excited when they see things like this on tape!