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Tua's Dolphins have not been the same when chilly weather hitsIn many ways, the heaters represent Miami's lingering issues in cold weather games. Specifically, Tua Tagovailoa has not had success in cold weather games in his three years as the Dolphins' quarterback. He is winless in the four coldest games he has started in with a passer rating of just 61.4. In those games, Tagovailoa has scored just three total touchdowns while turning the ball over six times, according to CBS Sports senior researcher editor Doug Clawson.
Tua Tagovailoa is back in concussion protocol for the second time this season. © Provided by Athlon Sports
Just days after dropping their fourth straight game - a 26-20 loss at the hands of the Packers - Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel broke the news of the quarterback's latest head injury to reporters this Wednesday.
So far this season, Tagovailoa has been evaluated for three concussions. This week's newest injury, however, marks just the second official concussion diagnosis the quarterback has received in 2022.
In light of the disheartening news this Wednesday, the NFL world has taken to social media to express how awful they feel for the Dolphins signal-caller.
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Let's see what football fans are saying about Tagovailoa's most recent concussion diagnosis.
While the circumstances surrounding every concussion are different, some fans believe Tua hasn't received the support he deserves.
"The NFL has failed Tua. The NFLpa has failed Tua. The Dolphins have failed Tua. #NFLtwitter #FinsUp," one football fan wrote after the injury announcement.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III chimed in as well.
Even before the official diagnosis was released today, Griffin III said Monday that he believes Miami should sit Tua for the rest of this season.
"Tua shouldn’t play anymore this year. Put the PERSON before the player," RGIII said earlier in the week.
Others are fearful of the potential long-term ramifications stemming from Tagovailoa's latest head injury.
One twitter user wrote Wednesday, "His career is genuinely on the verge of ending. 3 concussions in one season is tough to come back from especially when you wanna look at the future of his health."
Teddy Bridgewater will likely get the starting nod this Sunday against New England if Tua is indeed ruled out.
NFL chief medical officer says Tagovailoa didn't show symptoms .
After Tua Tagovailoa entered concussion protocol on Monday, the NFL's chief medical officer has said there were 'no visible signs' of a possible concussion vs. the Packers. Tagovailoa suffered a blow to the head as he was tackled towards the end of the first half, but carried on playing as Miami lost 26-20.A day later, Tagovailoa reported symptoms of a possible concussion, though Dr. Allen Sills has defended the decision-making of NFL doctors on Christmas.