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Tua Tagovailoa is Mike McDaniel’s guy - The Splash Zone 1/5/24

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Since Mike McDaniel took over as the Miami Dolphins head coach, Tua Tagovailoa has blossomed into a Pro-Bowl quarterback and is on the verge of claiming the Dolphins first AFC East title since 2008. McDaniel earlier this week called Tua “his guy” meaning Tua is going to be the long-term solution at quarterback for the Dolphins. After making it through a full season healthy, Tua is due to get paid and it could happen as soon as after this season.

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

Tua Tagovailoa has given Dolphins answers they needed and earned new contract | Schad
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Dolphins Wide Receivers

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Dolphins Defense

The Miami Dolphins' Under-the-Radar Option To Replace Bradley Chubb
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Dolphins turn to Emmanuel Ogbah, Melvin Ingram to fill void left by Chubb, Phillips
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Dolphins Secondary

The Miami Dolphins' Polarizing Week 18 Plan at Cornerback
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Bills at Dolphins

Dolphins coaches dish on Cam Smith’s lack of usage, Baker and Hunt status, more issues
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Miami Dolphins Practice Report and Injury Update: A Discouraging Development for Jaylen Waddle
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle missed his fifth consecutive practice Thursday due to a high ankle sprain.

'Times Change' - Miami Dolphins Eager To End Buffalo Bills' Stranglehold of AFC East
The Miami Dolphins will never be true Super Bowl champions until they get past the Buffalo Bills, who have been a roadblock for basically a decade.

Miami Dolphins predictions: OK, time to take stock of who's picking the Buffalo Bills
Tua Tagovailoa and the 11-5 Miami Dolphins will host Josh Allen and the 10-6 Buffalo Bills to decide the AFC East and the No. 2 playoff seed.

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