The one aspect I don’t like about Tua’s interview is NOT that he didn’t have a firm grasp of the playbook


Yeah, I do know. It’s one other weblog speaking in regards to the completely scathing interview(not likely) Tua Tagovailoa gave throughout OTAs yesterday. I do know you’ve seen a great deal of blogs/articles/items, no matter you wish to name them, dissecting each phrase, facial features, shoulder shrug, and physique shift Tua did in that interview in an effort to discover a hidden clue in there as in the event that they’re looking the Good E-book for bible codes. I apologize, type of, for placing out yet one more Tua interview weblog, however I simply needed to get this thought of on the market earlier than I succumb to the lengthy Memorial Day weekend.

I couldn’t care much less that Tua didn’t know the playbook up and down and in and out. He was a rookie below unprecedented circumstances, and loads of the greats have admitted that their rookie 12 months or first 12 months with a brand new group was a whirlwind and that they didn’t have a agency deal with on the playbook. If you wish to convey up that Burrow and Herbert didn’t appear to battle, go for it and have enjoyable. I suppose there have by no means been drafts the place three quarterbacks had been all excellent.

What I can’t wrap my mind round is the truth that Tua, who knew all these questions had been coming his method, which means he had ample time to organize, wasn’t even instantly requested, “hey Tua do you know the playbook? backward and entrance?” Did Tua even prep himself for the interview? You’d suppose the good plan could be to have a bunch of canned solutions in his psychological Rolodex able to go for every type of beat-writer questions. However to me, it appears that evidently Tua was not ready to not give that sort of reply, and that’s what I can’t fathom. Sure, that sentence was written appropriately.

I really feel that with anybody, not simply NFL quarterbacks for my favourite group, that it’s necessary to know what to say but additionally what to not say. That’s a life lesson for anybody who wants to listen to that. It’s necessary, in life, to know when to maintain your entice shut. It’s like Lincoln stated; higher to stay silent and be thought a idiot than to talk and take away all doubt. Sincere Abe would have suggested Tua to say one thing like, “I’m seeking to enhance on all points of my sport from final 12 months, and in 12 months two, I’m going to show that I’m worthy of the #5 decide.” Something like that, and I’m not penning this weblog(it’s a weblog, by the way in which), and the speaking heads aren’t sifting via the interview discovering what they need.

You could be saying that Tua’s solutions are wonderful as a result of they’re real, and so they present the locker room that he’s taking possession for the way he carried out final 12 months. I’m saying that though I take pleasure in athletes being real and candid, I’d a lot quite they be measured, particularly in circumstances once they aren’t filled with feelings which might be tougher to manage, akin to instantly after video games. After video games, I’m all for athletes saying no matter they need as a result of that’s actual, and I’m not going to actually fault an athlete for the way they react after giving their all in a sport.

This wasn’t that. Tua had on a regular basis on the earth to spit out any reply he needed, and someway he nonetheless managed to say one of many solely issues that rub folks the incorrect method.

Is Tua simply naive? Like, does he not know what his phrases are going to create? Does he suppose his phrases will get the fellows within the locker room to suppose he’s, much more, the person than they already do? I’ve a tough time believing that anybody within the locker room heard this and was like,” man, I like how Tua is so sincere with everybody. It makes me need to play tougher.” Name me nuts, however I feel he can misinform the media and the world and never inform everybody he didn’t know the playbook that effectively whereas additionally, behind closed doorways, inform the group that he wants and might be extra ready in 2021.

You’ll be able to’t keep away from the whole lot that occurs in life. However you do have management over the whole lot you say, and Tua ought to embrace the liberty he has to not say the whole lot he’s considering. That’ll be higher for him, and it might be higher for everybody. On the very least, it might be much less annoying if Tua thought of what he stated earlier than he stated it.

What you need to do is enter the Memorial Day Weekend, whatever the rubbish climate, figuring out that Tua has been attending to work for weeks.

By the Manner- This weblog is delivered to this tune that I listened to some occasions whereas writing it. I haven’t heard this shortly, and I wanted to hearken to it 3 times.

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