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The Splash Zone 9/17/21: A More Aggressive Tua Tagovailoa

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Dolphins had just gotten the ball back after a fumble recovery by Xavien Howard. The offense was on the own 5 yard line with their backs against the endzone. The play call was supposed to be a run, but Tua Tagovailoa noticed the Patriots were stacking the box and adjusted the play before the snap. The result was a quick slant to DeVante Parker who was just a yard short from a first down. Last season, we wouldn’t have seen Tua make an adjustments at the line. The play calls were simple and the rookie needed to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Tua and the coaching staff made it an emphasize this offseason to work on his pre snap reads and in the first game of the season, it was awesome to see Tua go with the aggressive call to help secure the Dolphins first victory of the year.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

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Tua Tagovailoa made a smart pre-snap decision to key a game-ending drive at New England

Dolphins Wide Receivers

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Dolphins Secondary

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Dolphins 2021 Season

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Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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