Tua Tagovailoa enters week four as a starting quarterback without knowing what it's like to lose a game in the NFL.
Tagovailoa is a perfect 3-0 since being named the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback, thanks to lots of help from his defense and special teams. The Dolphins will look to extend their overall winning streak to six games when they travel to Denver this Sunday, and Tagovailoa feels lucky to have arrived just as South Florida's NFL team is hitting its stride.
“I think for us, as a team, our goal is to just take it a game at a time," he said. "I think we’ve all been very fortunate to have won five in a row. We hope to continue to do the same thing throughout this week. That comes with our preparation and how we prepare with one another, the scout team giving us good looks – both offense, defense and in special teams. It’s not just me; it’s a collective effort from everyone.”
While his record has been perfect so far, he admits that he's been far from perfect on the field of play. Tagovailoa says that his recent quote from Pro Football Talk, stating that the NFL is easier than he thought it would be, was taken out of context.
"I think that was probably taken out of context because after I said that, there was another paragraph that I said after that," he said. "But I still have a long ways to go. There are a lot of things I need to learn. By any means, I did not mean that the NFL was easy because it’s hard. It’s difficult to score, it’s difficult to move the ball against these guys. But just like from what I originally expected it was going to be as far as the difficulty, it wasn’t as I expected, is what I’m trying to say.”
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