Let me give you some perspective as a former journalist and a career writer. I could interview any of you and say, "What do you think of Tua?" Most of you would give your honest opinions...he's good at this, he stinks at that and he still has a long way to go. But if you worked in the NFL, your answer would be a lot different....he's a young QB that's working hard and shows a lot of promise. That 2nd statement says absolutely nothing- which is exactly the point politically when you're inside a sports organization. As a reporter, I wouldn't bother asking you that question because I already know the answer. So I have to get a little creative. Maybe I ask, "Do you feel Tua gives the team a better chance of winning than Fitzpatrick today?" We all know the answer to that, and the "political" answer would be that they both bring different strengths to the offense....bla bla bla. But if it's asked at the right moment, maybe you get a player or two that will say the common truth that we already know- as of today, Fitz is clearly better. However, I can get even more devious by asking a receiver- "You had three drops in that last game- what happened there? Did Tua's ball placement have anything to do with that?" Now they're on the spot....do they speak poorly of themselves, or say the QB's throw maybe sorta-kinda led to the outcome? I'm completely leading them to the answer I want. Or I can ask, "Looking at some of the Dolphin greats at QB, how do you think Tua compares after his rookie season?" Or we could do it with current players- "How did Tua's season compare with Burrow and Herbert?" It's a completely loaded question where you either outright lie to give the "politically correct NFL answer" or you share a shred of honesty. The point is, if I get ANY NFL player to share a hint of their actual opinion to any of these questions, I can legit say that they showed doubt in their QB. And guess what folks, I could do that with any Dolphins player in the history of the league. For instance, Marino was a complete jerk when he's drunk...I've seen it first hand dozens of times back when I'd get autographs with an old friend. I could easily relay one of my Marino encounters to a former Dolphins player, we'd share a laugh, and then maybe they say, "Yeah, Dan was a real a-hole when he had too much to drink." Now I have a quote from an unnamed source that said "Marino was an arrogant jerk and many players in the locker room resented him." Is the statement "true"? Absolutely. And because I made it a clever statement about "in the locker room", you associate it to actual game problems instead of what it really is. But it's the truth- those players were in that locker room at some point in their lives. Yet it's also complete BS and a reputable news agency should fire me for it. There's just no such thing as "reputable" + "news" anymore because it's all about the clicks. The story doesn't matter as long as it brings visitors to your website. Visits = Ad Revenue, which means truth or honesty no longer matter as long as the news agency can't get sued. And like I said, I sorta-kinda told the truth there by piecing a few things together and then sensationalizing it. I GUARANTEE YOU that no player on the Dolphins gave a direct statement bashing Tua...because they'd be off to Cleveland within 48 hours. You just don't do that in the NFL and keep your job. But I did want to show you why this story is 100% garbage yet probably also 100% true...just not in the way you imagined it.