During Tuesday’s opening day of Miami Dolphins minicamp practices, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggled as he reportedly tossed five interceptions during the session.
The second-year signal-caller noted that the high number of interceptions stemmed in part from trying to be aggressive during this particular practice.
“We wanted to be aggressive today in the passing game . . . You want to be smart, if there’s a time to make mistakes now is the time,” Tagovailoa said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
“That’s just been the emphasis for us, coming out to this first day of minicamp, was just to be aggressive, push the ball downfield,” he said. “Obviously, you want to be smart but if there’s a time to make mistakes, now’s the time to make mistakes. We’re just trying to see what we can fit in the hole, what we can throw within coverages and come in the film room and then learn from it.”
You may remember when Jimmy Garoppolo threw INTs on five consecutive passes back in 2019. The 49ers would go on to the Super Bowl that campaign.
Basically, it’s only June and you would rather these mistakes happen now and not later.
Tua also did not want to blame the weather.
“We’re gonna have to play in the rain,” he said. “We’re gonna have to play in conditions where the ball is gonna be wet, where it’s gonna be cold. It’s gonna be hot. You gotta expect the unexpected. It was really good for our guys to go out there and compete in the rain. I thought today was, you know, overall was an all right day. There’s things that we gotta fix here within the next couple hours to look over film and correct for tomorrow.”
The former No. 6 overall pick completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions during his first year.