Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Dolphins and HC Mike McDaniel are victims of criticism after their poor handling of Tua Tagovailoa’s injury.
Tua suffered a concussion against the Bills last week but was still allowed to come back and play in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins-Bills game. Not only that, but Mike McDaniel also started Tua Tagovailoa in the game against the Bengals where he was on the receiving end of a brutal tackle.
Tua Tagovailoa was brutally sacked and couldn’t move as the QB became completely static, he had to be carted to the hospital but fortunately, it was nothing serious as the Dolphins QB pulled off a miraculous recovery and joined the team on the flight back home.
This poor treatment of Tua Tagovailoa by the Dolphins ignited lots of outrage towards the Dolphins management and HC Mike McDaniel, the NFLPA has also started an investigation regarding concussion rules being broken.
Shannon Sharpe from the Undisputed couldn’t hold back and brutally blasted Mike McDaniel for being irresponsible just to get some points on the board.
“If that was your son, would you have allowed him to go out there and play”: Shannon Sharpe asked an intriguing question to the Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel
“I want to ask Mike McDaniel. If Tua was your son, and you saw what happened, and he told your dad, ‘it was my back’… Stephen Ross, If that was your son, would you have allowed him to go out there and play after you saw what happened on Sunday?” Shannon Sharpe stated on the Undisputed. “Would you have allowed him to play on Thursday?”
Shannon Sharpe was furious at the situation that the Dolphins created, they took a risk that could seriously affect Tua Tagovailoa’s life. The Dolphins QB is just 24 years old and is in the inception of his career, they could have sabotaged his whole career.
Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel later confessed that he did some things wrong and said “That would be irresponsible in the first place, and I shouldn’t be in this position. I do not have any — absolutely zero — patience for, or will ever put a player in position for them to be in harm’s way.”
“That is not what I’m about at all, and no outcome of a game will ever influence me being irresponsible as the head coach of the football team.” Mike McDaniel further added. Currently, Tua Tagovailoa is in good health though it is not sure when he will play for the Dolphins in the NFL next.