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Play no 2 on the list. How many times have we needed to get out a hole like that but couldn’t?

In that situation? If that ball went back to NE, they have a short field and probably get the FG.

Tua had some longer throws and scores, but for me that was so clutch. And then to run the clock out.

Plays like that, putting games away like that build confidence.
 

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Those are the kinds of plays that win games. It’s why I think it’s silly when people complain about Tua. He’s making big time winning plays pretty consistently for a 23-year old. We’ve seen these flashes a number of times already. He’s not lighting the world on fire for 300 yards a game, but how many 23 year old QBs do?
 

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No doubt. And the smart part was letting it rip on first down. The predictable “play not to lose” of the past would have been two runs and then a screen pass on third and long that goes nowhere.
Oh you are so correct my good brother. I was expecting exactly that, and already had visions of NE kicking the FG and it was making me sick.
 

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Those are the kinds of plays that win games. It’s why I think it’s silly when people complain about Tua. He’s making big time winning plays pretty consistently for a 23-year old. We’ve seen these flashes a number of times already. He’s not lighting the world on fire for 300 yards a game, but how many 23 year old QBs do?
As soon as he hit that play, I knew we had it. It was a strange and rare sighting for a MD team to do that. I absolutely loved it. Clutch.
 

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That play is absolutely not getting enough love, but that requires giving Tua some love, and half our fanbase struggles with that apparently.

For all the hand wringing over the win, there are 3 other plays that could SHOULD have went Miami’s way and turned a 1 point win into a 10-14 point victory.

Play #1- The Elandon Roberts sack that drew a roughing penalty. That call was absolutely CRAP and the rule needs to be changed by the NFL. The Pats would have been forced settle for 3, but instead got a 1st down and ended up scoring a TD, netting them 4 extra points.

Play #2- Jaylen Waddles 3rd down drop in the 1st half. Waddle was so open, if he makes that catch, he’s not tackled until Miami is in deep FG territory. He maybe even takes it to the house, but it at least cost Miami 3 points.

Play#3- The refs blowing the NE offsides call dead when Miami had a free play and 2 WR’s 1-on-1 with no safety help over the top. Could have easily been a TD, but Miami had to settle for 3.

While there’s certainly a ton for Miami to clean up, I thought damn near every lucky bounce went New England’s way, keeping the game closer than it should have been. I’m actually feeling confident heading into the Buffalo game. Josh Allen definitely presents more of a problem than Mac Jones, but IMO, New EE
 

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That play is absolutely not getting enough love, but that requires giving Tua some love, and half our fanbase struggles with that apparently.

For all the hand wringing over the win, there are 3 other plays that could SHOULD have went Miami’s way and turned a 1 point win into a 10-14 point victory.

Play #1- The Elandon Roberts sack that drew a roughing penalty. That call was absolutely CRAP and the rule needs to be changed by the NFL. The Pats would have been forced settle for 3, but instead got a 1st down and ended up scoring a TD, netting them 4 extra points.

Play #2- Jaylen Waddles 3rd down drop in the 1st half. Waddle was so open, if he makes that catch, he’s not tackled until Miami is in deep FG territory. He maybe even takes it to the house, but it at least cost Miami 3 points.

Play#3- The refs blowing the NE offsides call dead when Miami had a free play and 2 WR’s 1-on-1 with no safety help over the top. Could have easily been a TD, but Miami had to settle for 3.

While there’s certainly a ton for Miami to clean up, I thought damn near every lucky bounce went New England’s way, keeping the game closer than it should have been. I’m actually feeling confident heading into the Buffalo game. Josh Allen definitely presents more of a problem than Mac Jones, but IMO, New EE
Great post. And you’re right - that Roberts penalty was a 4-7 point swing (perhaps they miss the FG). What bothers me so much about it is that his leg wasn’t planted. He had already decided to eat it and was turning away and into the fetal position. https://www.google.com/amp/s/thespu...are-furious-with-roughing-the-passer-call/amp
 

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Heck even coach hoodie said Tua looks good . Thats a ringing endorsement from the second greatest coach in nfl history
Meh, nothing to do with my opinion on Tua, but BB always takes the high road when commenting on other teams, coaches and players.

He's a "****", but I've really never seen him say anything negative about an opponent.
 

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It’s not being talked about ‘cuz it was a good play…basically.

It certainly signified a difference in attitude for this team compared to previous, queasy regimes.

There was a video posted of all Tua’s incompletions in the game, but I went and looked at his completions also, and there was some great throws in there. Big boy NFL throws, that didn’t lack velocity. I imagine the good will be ignored by many over the season, regardless.

There we’re several throws that had great accuracy enabling receiver YAC as well…so it wasn’t all bad like some of our esteemed brothers would have us believe.
 

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It’s not being talked about ‘cuz it was a good play…basically.

It certainly signified a difference in attitude for this team compared to previous, queasy regimes.

There was a video posted of all Tua’s incompletions in the game, but I went and looked at his completions also, and there was some great throws in there. Big boy NFL throws, that didn’t lack velocity. I imagine the good will be ignored by many over the season, regardless.

There we’re several throws that had great accuracy enabling receiver YAC as well…so it wasn’t all bad like some of our esteemed brothers would have us believe.
His placement is something to watch - I don’t recall anyone being able to get Parker in stride for RAC with such consistency. Then those swing passes to the backs allow them to catch and run without any hesitation. That stuff matters.
 

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Meh, nothing to do with my opinion on Tua, but BB always takes the high road when commenting on other teams, coaches and players.

He's a "****", but I've really never seen him say anything negative about an opponent.
This is true. He never gives out any bulletin board material like that.
 

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Play no 2 on the list. How many times have we needed to get out a hole like that but couldn’t?

In that situation? If that ball went back to NE, they have a short field and probably get the FG.

Tua had some longer throws and scores, but for me that was so clutch. And then to run the clock out.

Plays like that, putting games away like that build confidence.
Miami has definitely been ending a lot more games in victory formation under Flores.
 
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