clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Mike McDaniel on Tua Tagovailoa: “It’s the Most Accurate, Catchable Ball I’ve Ever Seen”

Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel went out of his way to praise Tua Tagovailoa’s passing accuracy on the Dan Le Batard Show.

On the latest episode of the “Dan Le Batard Show,” Dolphins new head coach Mike McDaniel made a statement that seemingly contradicted what everyone around the NFL has been thinking about his team’s starting quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa has received a lot of attention for his inaccurate passing throughout his early career, but McDaniel still had a very optimistic outlook:

“It’s the most accurate, catchable ball I’ve ever seen.”

Le Batard pressed him on this comment, following it up by asking, “but from there then, it’s your responsibility to make him a star?”

“No, I mean it’s to maximize everything he has”, McDaniel responded, “So my job is to make sure that his best years as a football player are right in front of him right now.”

McDaniel went on to talk about how he’s trying to set up Tagovailoa for the most success he possibly can, specifically making sure his personality shows through. He also mentioned a little-known fact about his quarterback, saying that he’s actually right-handed even though he throws left-handed.

Elsewhere in the interview, McDaniel and the Le Batard crew discussed the acquisition of Tyreek Hill as well as the quality of the Miami fanbase (and their playoff-winning drought). McDaniel also talked about how the experience as a head coach hasn’t been as grueling as he had expected, at least so far. You can watch the full episode here:

The Dolphins begin the season second in the AFC East betting odds at +450, with the Buffalo Bills ahead of them as favorites at -230 and the New England Patriots and New York Jets behind them at +500 and +2800, respectively.

You can find those NFL odds and more at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Full episodes of the “Dan Le Batard Show” can be found on YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

Place your bets at DraftKings Sportsbook or by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app.

Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 (ONT), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).

21+ (18+ NH/WY; 19+ ONT). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/ONT/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for full terms and conditions. DraftKings operates pursuant to an Operating Agreement with iGaming Ontario. Please play responsibly.