Colin Cowherd: “Tua got the Patriots at home, a northern team playing in that weather in Miami. Then Buffalo, a cold-weather team coming down to Miami, defense on the field all game… Tonight the deck is stacked against Tua. Your defense was on the field for 90 snaps in that Miami heat. Short week. On the road. Great quarterback on the other side. Tua gets a lot of credit for bubble screens that become touchdowns, and blown coverages hitting layup throws. IT'S TIME TO BE GREAT. Your defense is shot. Your defense was on the field against Josh Allen running around, 90 plays in that heat, that’s body cramps for two days. You’re banged up, they have an equally as frightening receiving corps, Joe Burrow is great... THAT’S where great is. At home, northern teams, in September, Miami weather, nobody has seen Mike McDaniel… Now there are three games on tape of what Mike McDaniel’s tendencies are. The first three games of the year you were taking Niner's tapes [When he McDaniel was OC]. You didn’t even know what the coach does. Now you know what the coach does, now you have a defense that is shot, now you’re on the road, now it’s a short week, NOW let me see Tua tonight. I’ll start judging Tua TONIGHT.” (Full Video Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the Dolphins and Bengals will be the most revealing start of Tua Tagovailoa’s NFL career.
Check out the segment above as Colin details why for the first time during Tua’s breakout season he will have the ‘deck stacked against him’, and says why he will start evaluating Tua’s legitimacy as an NFL starter AFTER he sees how Tua performs tonight in a shortened week on the road after an exhausting win last week vs. the Bills in Week 3.