Brian Flores describes Dolphins as “resilient”

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The Dolphins are taking horrible beatings, repeatedly.

At least they’re handling it well?

Via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Dolphins coach Brian Flores was left searching for answers, after yesterday’s 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

I think that’s a resilient group in there,” Flores said. “It really is. That’s a resilient group in there. They’re not making excuses. They’re not going to point fingers. We’re just going to go back to work tomorrow, make the corrections, come back Wednesday, make some more corrections and try to get better.”

The Dolphins gained 38 yards through three quarters yesterday, and two of Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s three interceptions were returned for touchdowns. It was that kind of day.

Through two games, they’ve been outscored 102-10, which means they’re on pace to allow 816 points this year, and score 80.

Needless to say, both would be records for 16-game seasons, topping the 1981 Colts (533 allowed) and 1992 Seahawks (140 scored).

35 responses to “Brian Flores describes Dolphins as “resilient”

  1. I understand this is a very difficult process for the players. tearing down a roster to build it back up is excruciating from a player perspective. That said i also understand the decision of the organization to do it this way. years of tweaking amounted to what exactly? a lot of 6-10, 7-9, 8-8 teams that were not going anywhere.

  2. I think it was pretty obvious expectations by the Dolphin’s front office was pretty low this season, hence the tank talk. I mean look at their QBs. Fitz and Rosen?

  3. I understand this is a very difficult process for the players. tearing down a roster to build it back up is excruciating from a player perspective. That said i also understand the decision of the organization to do it this way. years of tweaking amounted to what exactly? a lot of 6-10, 7-9, 8-8 teams that were not going anywhere.

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    Due to terrible draft picks that never amounted to anything, and nobody ever pulling the trigger on a 1st round QB. We could be a contender with Matt Ryan right now.

  4. If the Dolphins owner and management want to intentionally tank the team to get as many draft picks as possible, and select in the best place possible by winning 0-2 games this year then great. But they should refund every single season ticket holder with a full refund.

    It’s like buying a Corvette with what you think is a 8 cylinder engine making 500hp and then GM instead sells you a Corvette with a 100hp 3 cylinder engine with mud tires.

  5. The problem is the organization has been doing that since ross and the celebrities took over

    phinatic29 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:07 am
    I understand this is a very difficult process for the players. tearing down a roster to build it back up is excruciating from a player perspective. That said i also understand the decision of the organization to do it this way. years of tweaking amounted to what exactly? a lot of 6-10, 7-9, 8-8 teams that were not going anywhere

  6. Coach Flores’s statements illustrate just how deep into LA-LA he is. He has a team that has allowed 102 points in two games while only scoring 10 points.That is a 10-1 ratio! On top of that there are a number of players who want out. Let’s face it any layer with potential sees nothing but losing and maybe injury in their future. the stadium is filled with people wearing the opponents Jersey! On Sunday, the stadium sounded like a home game for New England. Season ticket holders are the victim of a terrible fraud. They were told the team was rebuilding and now they see that the team has striped itself of almost every player that could have helped them in the near future. In a world where parking is $40.00 per car, there are no discounts to loyal fans; only false promises and cliche’s.

    The team has a secret hope that they will land a gaggle of starters to surround a Quarterback that is the savior of “Dolphin future!” This is a team that has passed on Drew Brees twice, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rogers, and Lamar Jackson. We took Dante Culpepper over Drew Brees! The year we took Ted Ginn Jr. we passed on Joe Staley (all Pro L-OT 49ers) three picks later! Okay maybe I was the only guy who wanted him to be a Dolphin. But the next year the Fins took Jake Long over Matt Ryan! Staley played in the NFL for 13 years! Jake Long fizzled and died due to injuries. My point here is that the Team history, including the current set of draft guru’s, isn’t close to perfect. This will be a long series of “REBUILDING” years followed by the same number of years where the good picks get acklimated to the NFL.

    IN short, don’t buy Dolphin tickets. watch the first half on TV and then go out to eat on the money you saved.

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    hello3987 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:19 am
    Another failure from the Patriots coaching tree.
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    You should get into coaching. Although your knowledge appears to be lacking if you blame Flores given the team he was given.

  8. GM is Garbage and talked Ross into this nonsense! What the DUMMY Grier should have done was Build the Oline and stop worrying about the number 1 pick next year to draft a future BUST in the NFL Tua.

  9. GM is Garbage and talked Ross into this nonsense! What the DUMMY Grier should have done was Build the Oline and Dline and stop worrying about the number 1 pick next year to draft a future BUST in the NFL Tua.

  10. hello3987 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:19 am
    Another failure from the Patriots coaching

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    Deflect. Deflect. Deflect.

    That is like playing the “ 7 Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon” game. Don’t address what the real problem is, just link it to the Patriots. Flores was handed the keys to a broken car. Fitz and Rosen were the two best QBs they could find? They are like the start of a bad joke. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Risen walk into a bar. The bartender says, sorry we’re not hiring.”

    Another failure from the Patriots coaching tree? Hardly, but if it makes you sleep well at night…….nighty night.

  11. People commenting here missed the whole idea of what the Dolphin’s franchise is trying to accomplish. The coaching staff never said they were making a run for the play-offs this year. If you have paid attention that gotten rid of a lot of salary cap and gained draft picks. Over the next two years they will acquire the needed talent through the draft and free agency to build a competitive team.

    In saying that it’s time to bench Fitzpatrick at QB. He didn’t look great in preseason and yesterday was horrible. We invested pics into Rosen, let’s see what he can do. He had two nice passes yesterday dropped for touchdowns.

    For the personnel asking for trades… You are quitters. What does this teach our children? That when things are bad, quit on your team. I have a son who is one of the best on their football team. Team as a whole is not good. He plays hard and doesn’t complain. They lose and he accepts that a better team won. Man up Fitzpatrick!! If you leave on a trade, you will known to me as a coward and a quitter.

  12. eddyjf says:
    September 16, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    hello3987 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:19 am
    Another failure from the Patriots coaching tree.
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    You should get into coaching. Although your knowledge appears to be lacking if you blame Flores given the team he was given.
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    Wasn’t given a great team but he traded away what LITTLE talent they did had. Tunsil was a solid LT. So now, they have possibly the worst team in the last 50 years. So say they draft a QB in the next 2 years. How is that gonna help when you have no receivers, no line and no defense. I will tell you what that will get you… Another David carr

  13. People commenting here missed the whole idea of what the Dolphin’s franchise is trying to accomplish. The coaching staff never said they were making a run for the play-offs this year. If you have paid attention they’ve gotten rid of a lot of salary cap and gained draft picks. Over the next two years they will acquire the needed talent through the draft and free agency to build a competitive team.

    In saying that it’s time to bench Fitzpatrick at QB. He didn’t look great in preseason and yesterday was horrible. We invested pics into Rosen, let’s see what he can do. He had two nice passes yesterday dropped for touchdowns.

    For the personnel asking for trades… You are quitters. What does this teach our children? That when things are bad, quit on your team. I have a son who is one of the best on their football team. Team as a whole is not good. He plays hard and doesn’t complain. They lose and he accepts that a better team won. Man up Fitzpatrick!! If you leave on a trade, you will be known to me as a coward and a quitter.

  14. bloodywhitesuit says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:36 am
    All the blame should not fall on Flores, he wasn’t given much to work with.
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    He was given enough, though. He made it much worse. The Rosen move could have been a good one but we won’t know unless he actually plays a few games. Flores/Grier chose to take a bad offensive line and make it worse by trading their best lineman at the most important position on the line. He took one of the best defenders and put him in a position that is not ideal based on his size/skills and took another defender and put him (also out of position) where Minkah should be. Flores/Grier may be great guys but they are not equipped to handle their respective jobs. It seems like the main point of hires this off-season was to promote minorities regardless of resume. It should never be about skin color but it was a significant factor in Miami this year. Miami has yet to make noticeable adjustments during the games. The Dolphins do not have the league’s best talent BUT they have the talent to be more competitive than these 2 games have shown. In the process Flores has alienated some players with his questionable decisions. The offense has been as vanilla as I’ve ever seen. The o-line is bad but what adjustments have been made to compensate? I find it comical that for the last several years the lack of production was all Tannehill’s fault and blaming the line was viewed as a weak excuse. Now, the whole team needs to be replaced? Grant/Wilson were dynamic last year until they both got hurt. Drake had some great runs. Now, nobody can play according to the fans who think Tua will solve everything. It is ridiculous. Tanking in a sport where the individual is far less important than the whole team is not going to end well. The NBA teams can be drastically changed by a single player. The NFL cannot. A QB is the closest thing but drafting the right guy has been hit or miss for decades for most teams. Flores and Grier took a mediocre team and turned them into a horrific squad. Here is the nasty secret tank supporters are ignoring. Even before the Tunsil trade, the Dolphins had the draft capital to get to the #1 pick and select whomever they wanted. They would have even had a core of young players aining experience. Instead, they are shipping out those young building blocks and alienating others. They will need to replace functional pieces because of stupidity. Even now, the plan can be salvaged along with the reputation of the coach and respect of the franchise but the leadership have no inclination towards doing it and that should make every fan angry.

  15. cafetero1075 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:15 am
    It’s painful to watch. They should of kept a couple guys they traded away. The lines are awful
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    Maybe he shouldn’t of fired the oline coach at the beginning of the year. Flores will be worse than Hue Jackson.

  16. phinatic29 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:07 am
    I understand this is a very difficult process for the players. tearing down a roster to build it back up is excruciating from a player perspective. That said i also understand the decision of the organization to do it this way. years of tweaking amounted to what exactly? a lot of 6-10, 7-9, 8-8 teams that were not going anywhere
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    The idea is to get better…not worse. Until Flores is fired, Dolphin fans will be reminiscing days of the 6 – 10 seasons.

  17. Perspective is here…the olineman who attempted to catch Jamie Collins on that pick 6 showed great effort and showed how resilient he is but you would be a fool to think he would be on the Patriots roster. Love resilient all you want…I’ll take talent. Fins can’t fix this with draft picks…this is now a culture change with no leader. Flores called a timeout with 1 second left yesterday like he was brilliant. Next play was an interception to end the game. Miami you’re doomed.

  18. Its only 2 bad games, how can anyone be sure of this season until they play it out. Yesterday one guy said NE would win by about 74 points, today he is being MIA.I like what they are doing. Bill

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