Tua, Miami Dolphins OL face major test vs Chargers - ESPN - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
MIAMI -- The football world has heard plenty about the offseason of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, specifically the jiu-jitsu and breakfall training he learned to avoid head injuries after concussions truncated his 2022 season.
He even demonstrated new techniques in the preseason when he tucked and rolled after taking a handful of hits during two appearances.
But that was four drives against teams without an elite pass-rusher, and the Dolphins’ Week 1 opponent has two.
Miami travels to Los Angeles on Sept. 10 to take on the Chargers (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS), who have two of the best pass-rushers over the past decade. Since defensive end Joey Bosa was drafted in 2016, he and teammate Khalil Mack have combined for 126 sacks, 159 disrupted dropbacks and 36 forced fumbles.
The duo played only five games together last season as Bosa missed 12 with a groin injury, but now healthy, the tandem should provide an immediate test for Tagovailoa and an offensive line that still has questions to answer.