What did Ryan Fitzpatrick tell Tua Tagovailoa after Week 11 loss?

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) congratulates Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) after Fitzpatrick threw his third touchdown pass of the game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 18, 2020. [ALLEN EYESTONE/The Palm Beach Post]

This past Sunday was about as unpleasant of an experience for Dolphins fans, players and executives as any day the organization has experienced in the last two months. The fact that a 7-point loss in Denver to a desperate Broncos team could prompt such a statement says a lot about where the Dolphins are as a team and the progress they’ve made — but never the less the end result of Sunday’s Week 11 was a pretty rough bump in the road.

Perhaps things would have been different if Tua Tagovailoa had avoided getting yanked (for whatever the true motivations were of the decision) in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the long-term view of the Dolphins organization doesn’t change one bit with this decision and the Dolphins have a great opportunity to focus in on a tough lesson for their young quarterback on the heels of the defeat.

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