Watch: Film breakdown of Tua Tagovailoa’s Week 1 performance

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The Miami Dolphins offense is going to go as far as second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can take them. Miami has done just about everything possible to load up their offensive personnel to set Tagovailoa up for success. But now the pressure falls on Tagovailoa to elevate his game and continue to be a catalyst for points as the commander of Miami’s offense. Week 1 didn’t bring too many points — just 17. But it was still enough to win; and Tagovailoa showed a number of bright flashes nonetheless as a part of Miami’s full team victory over the New England Patriots.

Interested in some of the nuance to Miami’s offensive attack and how Tagovailoa did? You’re in luck. Because private QB coach and former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins took a dive into Tagovailoa’s play in Week 1 — and broke down the highs and lows of his play. You can watch Jenkins’ breakdown below; which features a look at some of the nuance of the Dolphins’ RPO concepts, the ball placement of Tagovailoa and his decision making in crunch time.

Also included? A look at the pass that nearly sunk Miami’s season debut; an ill-advised toss into a sea of bodies that was eventually intercepted by the Patriots. It wasn’t all good for Tagovailoa in Week 1 — but expecting a flawless performance is likely an unrealistic bar to set for a young quarterback making just his 10th career start.

And, as Jenkins reveals below, there’s still plenty to like as Tagovailoa continues to grow as a quarterback at the pro level.