The Dolphins rocked the NFL world this morning, with the shock firing of Brian Flores after solely three seasons and back-to-back profitable data. According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the move was made due to deteriorating relationships between Flores and two of an important individuals within the franchise: common supervisor Chris Grier and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
ESPN studies that proprietor Stephen Ross now not noticed Flores as a wholesome slot in Miami, due to issues getting to “a reasonably unhealthy place” with each Grier and Tagovailoa,” in Darlington’s phrases.
“After evaluating the place we’re as a corporation and what we’d like going ahead to enhance, I made up my mind that key dynamics of our soccer group weren’t performing at a stage I would like it to be and felt that this determination was in the perfect curiosity of the Miami Dolphins,” Ross stated within the staff’s assertion asserting Flores’ dismissal.
The 40-year-old former Invoice Belichick assistant inherited one of many NFL’s worst golf equipment in 2019, main it to 5 wins in a 12 months the place most projected the staff to notch a far worse report. He went 19–14 in ’20–21, failing to attain the playoffs, however incomes Miami’s first back-to-back profitable data in practically 20 years.
All year long, Miami had been floated as a possible vacation spot for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was held out of motion in 2021 with greater than 20 ladies accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Tagovailoa was requested concerning the fixed rumors at midseason, forward of the commerce deadline.
“I do not base my feelings about who says something about me,” he stated. “I can solely do my job. It is out of my management however I’ve the utmost confidence and belief that I’m the quarterback of this staff. Simply off conversations that I’ve had with Flo [Flores], these will keep personal. I really feel very assured I’m the individual.”
“I do not not really feel needed,” Tagovailoa added.
With the Flores information, many turned consideration to Jim Harbaugh, who’s reportedly drawing renewed NFL curiosity after his spectacular ’21 season at Michigan, through which he led the staff to the School Soccer Playoff.
Stephen Ross is a Michigan alumnus and main booster. Nonetheless, Darlington and The MMQB‘s Albert Breer each shot down the notion that the Flores move was made with Harbaugh in thoughts to change him.
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