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Not long ago, we noted that signing with the Dolphins was “.Definitely on the table” soon to be a free agent Tom Brady. The feeling may not be mutual.

More precisely, mutuality is not “expected.”

Adam Schefter of said the Dolphins “They are not expected“If he decides to pursue Brady, to play in 2023. Tua Tagovailoa.

It’s unclear why Schaefer needed to roll with unnamed sources for the idea that the Dolphins are committed to Tua. The coach and the general manager He said publicly.. (Also, Schefter reported that it was Tua two weeks ago.)Expected” to become a starter in 2023. As Costanza of Siena once said, “I heard you for the first time“)

As we said in response to Tua’s comments from the team, Actions speak louder than words. If they are really committed, choose the fifth year option. Or sign him to a long-term contract. A paper on which a commitment is not printed is worthless until one of these things happens.

Five weeks after suffering the latest shock, Tua Still not cleared. playing flag football, Swing, or whatever else the NFL plans to do in a two-handed touchdown full pad this week in Las Vegas. It seems to be the most important news regarding Tua. How can you really commit to it until you know when/if it will be approved to practice and play?

And while GM Chris Grier pushed the idea of ​​Tua It is not more vulnerable than anyone else To get another concussion, it’s not a matter of getting another concussion. The next shock will prevent it from being cleared again. Also, given his lack of size (relative to other quarterbacks), the question is whether he can prevent himself from throwing himself to the ground and hitting the grass with his helmet. In the year That’s how every two (or three) earthquakes in 2022 happened.

Schefter’s safe harbor — “unexpected” — flows from the fact that the Dolphins decided to declare an open commitment to Tua until the Dolphins decided to decommit. Considering the amount that can be reached Deshaun Watson With Tuan out in the first half of 2021, the Dolphins don’t want to think they might be walking away from him until they decide for sure to move on.

Sometimes it’s like that in the NFL. Unless a team says they definitely want the player. And when that happens, the group won’t have much of a pull to find the messages they’ve already spread.

Especially when the message intentionally contains enough of a swing component, as the current message does.

And leaving a wiggle room makes sense. What happens if Brady gets to the Dolphins and shows interest in playing for the Dolphins? Will they say no? Brady and coach Sean Payton lost a first-round pick last year when both signed with other teams.

It’s another reason why the Dolphins are releasing the word “not expected” to pursue Brady. We all know the searches will take place before free agency begins. It’s Brady. It is already trying to dispose of pre-cleaned garbage Inevitable destabilization on the tracks. The last thing the Dolphins want or need is to give up another first-round pick to talk to Brady before the deal.

So, of course, they are not “expected” to follow Brady. With Brady chasing/pursuing them, that could be a very different story.

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