Sean Payton: I was “wrong” on Tua Tagovailoa. Dolphin injury news

Former New Orleans Saints Super Bowl coach Sean Payton, whom Dolphin tried to sign in January, admitted Wednesday: He was wrong about Toa Tagoviloa.

Payton, the Associated Press’ coach of the year in 2006, predicted last week that Tagovailoa would take a seat and be replaced by Teddy Bridgewater at some point this season.

After watching Tagovailoa throw for 469 yards and six touchdowns on Sunday in Baltimore, Payton told fellow Fox Sports co-worker Colin Cowherd, “I was a bit tough on Twa and really wrong because those first two games were really cool. Watching the game, [Waddle and Hill] remind you of [Mark] Clayton and [Mark] The scammer…

“Attributed to him [coach] Mike McDaniel and These Guys; It’s one of those teams that drink Kool-Aid and play really well. They had a good defense a year ago. Now they have a good attack and explosive attack, and Tua was following the game plan. Sure, I was wrong and it was impressive.”

Opinions among former NFL general managers who now work in television differed greatly about Tagovailoa.

Former Kansas City Chiefs General Manager and former NFL Executive Director Scott Bewley were all-round defenders of Tagovailoa off the season and was delighted to see his outstanding performance against Baltimore.

“It’s all about decision making, and maturity. Twice CEO of Sports News of the Year, Pioli said this week on the NFL Network, where he works as a studio analyst.

“He is aware of his strengths and his limitations. What he does is he finds what works for the spaces and places where he has limitations. To me, this is a player with real confidence. He is confident without being arrogant. His teammates not only love him, they respect and respond to him. They respond for its competitiveness.

“When I look at Tua, he’s one of the guys that I absolutely love because I like guys who have the right makeup and are good teammates. He’s the kind of player we want to represent in the NFL and what’s good about that. He’s a winner, he’s selfless, he’s authentic. .and it shows.

“We notice his kindness off the field with all the things he does. This isn’t a marketing campaign. He’s the kind that I really think could represent the NFL in a good way. I love Tua. What I hope he does is continue to be consistent and do that every week. “.

Mike Tannenbaum, former CEO of Dolphins, and former general manager of Jets, has expressed skepticism about Tagovailoa due to questions of size, durability, and physical limitations.

Howard was injured

Dolphins cornerback Xavian Howard missed training on Wednesday with a thigh injury, leaving his situation in question for Sunday’s game in Buffalo. He missed last season’s game with a thigh injury.

McDaniel did not address Howard’s condition prior to training, and Howard is not allowed to speak to reporters if he does not train.

Tyrone Armstead, who injured his toe on Sunday, missed training with a toe injury on Wednesday.

Tight ends Hunter Long (ankle) and Sethan Carter (concussion protocol) were out Wednesday. Edge player Melvin Ingram Jr. Wednesday is a day off for a veteran’s day off.

Two Dolphins were tied up on Wednesday: No. 3 wide receiver Cedric Wilson Jr (ribs) and linebacker Channing Tindall (disease).

this and that

Ahead of the Dolphins’ win in Baltimore and Indianapolis in Jacksonville this past weekend, CBS assigned its main ad team (Jim Nantz and Tony Romo) to Sunday’s Kansas City-Indianapolis game, with the goal of sending that game to more parts of the country. From the game Bills-Dolphins.

Sunday’s results did not change that plan.

CBS will send Chiefs games to 29 percent of the country, and Dolphins to 20 percent of the country. Among the markets that didn’t get Dolphins on Sunday: Orlando and Jacksonville.

Here’s a look Where the games will be broadcast on TV. Kevin Harlan and Trent Green, CBS’ No. 3 NFL Team, will call the Dolphins game for the second Sunday in a row.

This story was originally published September 21, 2022 3:48 pm.

Barry Jackson has written for the Miami Herald since 1986 and has written a Florida Sports Buzz column since 2002.