The #Dolphins officially designated QB Tua Tagovailoa to return to practice from IR.
The Dolphins have designated QB Tua Tagovailoa for return from IR. He's eligible to play this Sunday against the Jaguars.
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14 October, 2021 - 07:13pm
That will be a welcome change.
Sunday’s Dolphins game against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be the third time that Flores coaches an NFL game in London; he was on the New England staffs that won blowouts at Wembley Stadium in 2009 and 2012.
And one of the reasons why he’s been able to coach there at all, Flores thinks, is a little-known game back in the mid-2000s that got him thinking about his career path.
Flores served one game as defensive coordinator for the Napoli Briganti, an Italian club team. He was on vacation there one summer, hanging out with a few college friends who played for the team in exchange for housing and a small stipend. A coach left toward the end of the season; Flores was asked to fill in.
“My first coaching experience,” said Flores, who was scouting at the time, a couple years out of college, deciding what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
The rest is history. He spent 15 years coaching with New England, then came to Miami in 2019.
The story he told Wednesday was likely a welcome trip down memory lane, because it’s been a rough few weeks for the Dolphins and their third-year coach with four straight losses and at least one lost wager.
Miami (1-4) is tied with the New York Jets at the bottom of the AFC East and if that wasn’t enough, Flores’ alma mater — Boston College — lost to Clemson two weeks ago.
That meant Flores had to wear a Clemson shirt to work Wednesday, paying off a bet he lost with Dolphins defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, a Tigers’ alum.
The Jaguars (0-5) are the only team in the AFC with a worse record than Miami.
“They’ve got a good team. It’s a young team. It’s a talented team,” Flores said. “I think they’ve been in some close games. They’ve got some good young players and they’ve missed some opportunities and they’ve had some opportunities to win some games. So, I think our focus will be on them and the challenge of this week.”
There are good signs for Miami, most notably that starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — who has missed most of the Dolphins’ past four games with fractured ribs — was back on the practice field Wednesday. His injured reserve stint can officially end this week and the Dolphins are hopeful that he’ll be playing against the Jaguars on Sunday.
“I don’t really know too much about his situation other than when he’s ready, he’s coming back,” offensive lineman Jesse Davis said. “That is the plan and we are going to run with it.”
Some Dolphins have never been outside the U.S. before; safety Brandon Jones just got his passport a couple of months ago, allowing him to make the trip. There won’t be much time for sightseeing, with an overnight flight from Miami on Thursday, a work day scheduled for Friday and the game at 2:30 p.m. local time at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on Sunday.
“I think this is a great experience for a lot of guys on our team,” Flores said.
Just like that whirlwind trip to Italy was for him nearly two decades ago.
Flores remembers some players on the Napoli team smoking at halftime of the game, a season-ending 6-0 defeat. He made the trip to hang out and drink wine. He ended the trip as a football coach and knowing what he wanted to do with his life.
“I was having a lot of thoughts about the future at that time, and it’s one of those things that presented itself,” Flores said. “Everything happens for a reason. It really does. I think that’s one of them for me and I think I’m here where I am today, coaching, because of that time period.”
Flores didn’t retain much of the Italian that he learned on that trip, though the one phrase he can still use would be a welcome prophecy for the Dolphins.
“Tutto bene,” he said. “That’s about all I’ve got for you.”
Tutto bene means everything is going to be all right. The Dolphins can only hope that’s the case.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — He's been a Jacksonville Jaguars mega fan since the team's inception, is a season ticket holder, and goes to about four to five road games a year. Lance Eldell can't wait to see the Jags play in London again this year, although this time, it'll be on his TV.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were supposed to play in London in 2020, but that didn't happen due to COVID-19. Now the Jags and their fans are hoping for a desperately needed win overseas.
"You've always got to say, 'Duuuuuuuval' once you get over there as well," Lance Eldell said.
Eldell knows all about cheering for the Jags in London.
"I've been there four times at this point," Eldell said. "I saw the Eagles, 49ers, Houston, and Buffalo. When you go over there to Wembley Stadium, it has the feel of a soccer stadium with a football game being played inside of it."
Eldell typically sightsees in Europe for about a week, and the teal excitement begins on Saturday, one day before the big game.
"They have something on Saturday night before the game," Eldell said. "It's usually at a local pub where all the Jaguar fans can come in and meet up, chit chat and talk about our team, get hyped for the game tomorrow."
The fun continues on game day with lots of events.
"All day before 6 o'clock, it's just like a concert, parties, people meeting. Jaxson de Ville's out there doing his thing as he does. Sometimes you have players coming around talking to you and the fans. It's a really exciting time for the fans. Even if you don't go to the game, you can still have fun," Eldell said.
Eldell recommends other Jags fans have a London experience.
"I would definitely say if you do have the opportunity, definitely make the trip over to London. It's a different experience," Eldell said. "It's also different to see a whole different fan base have the same love and passion for our Jags here in Duval."
The Jaguars are playing for record eighth time in England, while this is the fifth trip for the Miami Dolphins.
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