ESPN NFL Reporter Jeff Darlington was on the Ryen Russillo podcast on The Ringer Podcast Network and spoke about the Watson to Miami trade rumors and how Tua factors into all of this. One interesting tidbit from Darlington is that the relationship between Tua and Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores is not great and the “marriage” between them isn’t healthy or as healthy as Dolphins fans want to believe it is.
Jeff Darlington of ESPN talking about the Watson-Tua-Flores-Miami situation starts at the 13:14 mark.
Darlington also states Stephen Ross isn’t the driving force behind any potential trade for Watson. The driving force of the possible trade is from people on the football side of the Dolphins organization. Ross won’t squash any trade, but he is not the one pushing for it per Darlington. Also, Darlington backs up the Charles Robinson YAHOO report from a few months ago as being 100% accurate that Miami was very active all summer trying to trade for Watson.
Jeff also talks about the unique relationship Dolphins fans have with Tua. And how fan bases are always more demanding and more critical on their favorite team starting quarterback. Still, in Miami, Dolphins’ fans are the complete opposite in this unique situation where they defend Tua at every turn. And with previous quarterbacks in Miami, the fan base turned on their quarterbacks (Tannehill, Hennee….etc.) quickly, but they are not here. He compared it to the Tebow-Denver situation from about 10 years ago.
What are you’ll talking about Dolphins fans not demanding on their QB? Tua doesn’t have the supporting cast, the run game, the blocking, the experience and these fans are ready to give up. Look at how awful Tannehill is with a team around him. Put a team around Tua.
Right like wtf are they talking about. They obv dont know what they talking about
We should have never drafted him. We should have drafted Herbert basically that’s the bottom line
Here we go, more excuses from a blinded Tua worshipper….if Miami had a real a QB the rest of the team could show their talent instead of Tua getting them killed(injured) trying to fight for extra yards because Tua can only complete 3-5 yd passes..every starting qb in the league has at least one 50 yd pass except who? 2-uhh
What talent? Have you seen Parker, Williams & Fuller all on the field t the same time! NO!! Why did Watson only win 4 games last year! Huh..? Why didn’t he make them better? He’s elite right..? I thought he ws elite..? And if your answer is he didn’t have a good team around him then you just fell into my trap because if the mighty Deshaun Watson can’t get it done by himself then neither can someone you believe is inferior yes? I just trapped you with your own stupid words!
Much different than the Tebow situation in Denver because Tua can actually play QB at the pro level.
tannehill and tua were set up to fail. you take away henry and tanny aint shit. this clueless coach we got in miami doesnt have a clue. why ross hired a head coach with no head coaching exp to rebuild a team is just stupid. he’s done to my phins what biden has done to our country both in less than a year.
You are absolutely correct. Great comment.
Wake up fellow fans, Tua is not the right QB to lead us for the next ten years or even two years, or even two weeks for that matter. Tua is a mediocre QB who draft analyst misjudged, passing up Herbert was a disaster, We need a O-line and running game, but even with that Tua won’t last without fracturing another fake x-ray. He is at best a good third string and investing in him is a waste of time. It took him at least a year and a half to have a decent game. All other rookies are showing their juice without good teams. Being a good QB is a testament of having mediocre team around you. He just ain’t wanting it that bad, can’t everyone see that. We are hurting for misreports and bad drafts and trades, it’s time to invest in a QB who has already proved his worth, and having Deshaun is a once in a lifetime thing. Before he was benched he was rates one of the top five QBs. Tua or not we need Watson. He proves his worth with a mediocre team and made them contenders, that’s what a QB does, have we forgotten Marino. Made every team he played with look good when in all sums were mediocre teams. It’s time for us to reach out and join the NFL rather than compare ourselves to almost or what ifs. I’m sick and tired of people thinking Tua is the direction, when he himself has no idea.
Say bye to the head couch.. he needs to be replaced.. figure it out.. you have professional.. players… so.leadership.. the Houston QB.. can’t even doI it in Houston .. and if he can’t do it..ho are your going to.blame.. it’s your self..