New England Patriots CB takes shot at Tua Tagovailoa following Week 1 matchup
Tua Tagovailoa scored a rushing touchdown, connected with Jaylen Waddle for a score through the air and led the Miami Dolphins to a season-opening 17-16 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. It was a solid showing for the former Alabama quarterback.
However, there was one Pats defensive player who apparently wasn’t impressed by Tagovailoa.
While speaking with the media on Tuesday, New England cornerback J.C. Jackson discussed Tagovailoa’s lone interception of the game, which came when Jonathan Jones picked off a pass midway through the fourth quarter. And Jackson had some thoughts about the play.
“That’s what Tua do. If he doesn’t have his first read, he’s just gonna throw the ball up,” Jackson said, per Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald.
Jackson didn’t stop there, as he was then asked if was surprised the Patriots didn’t intercept Tagovailoa earlier in the game, to which he replied, “Yeah.”
Although Tagovailoa turned the ball over in that instance, the Dolphins still held on for the win as the Patriots gave the ball back by fumbling on their ensuing possession. Miami’s offense then picked up enough first downs to run out the rest of the clock.
So while Jackson has his thoughts about Tagovailoa’s decision-making abilities, it’s Tagovailoa and the Dolphins who head into Week 2 of the 2021 season with a 1-0 record.