Tua Tagovailoa Went Off In His Season Opener Leading To An Online Evisceration Of Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark on the field before a Cleveland Browns game.

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Ryan Clark made some comments about Miami Dolphins passer Tua Tagovailoa this offseason which landed him in hot water. The NFL analyst questioned the quarterback’s work ethic and preseason training ahead of the season opener.

More specifically, he compared Tagovailoa’s body to that of a “girl working at [strip club] Onyx in Atlanta.” Dolphins fans haven’t forgotten, and they let Clark know after their signal caller went off on Sunday.

“He might spend much time in the tattoo parlor,” Clark said. “He was not at the dinner table eating what the nutritionist had advised. He looks ‘happy.’ He is thick. He’s built like the girls working at Onyx right now.”

Tagovailoa answered with a fiery response to that off-field criticism, telling the former NFL defender to “keep [his] name out of his mouth.”

Shortly after, Clark apologized for the remark, which he said was simply a joke.

Now, his foot is completely in his mouth following the passer’s season opener.

Tagovailoa went off in his first game of the year, throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns. His fourth quarter passing score with less than two minutes remaining proved to be the deciding play as the Dolphins left Los Angeles with a 36-34 win over the Chargers.

Ryan Clark acknowledged Tua’s play with a few posts on social media, but Miami fans aren’t letting him walk back his preseason comments.

Dolphins fans kept the receipts.