Brian Flores: There’s a lot of things that are not connecting

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Miami’s Week One victory over the Patriots made for a promising start to the season, but things have not continued along a positive track.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his ribs in a Week Two blowout loss to the Bills, they lost to the Raiders after forcing overtime in Week Three, and gained just 203 yards in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the previously winless Colts. They were down 20-3 early in the fourth quarter, but their late push to make a game of it didn’t lessen head coach Brian Flores’ harsh assessment of his team.

“We played bad across the board,” Flores said, via Greg Cote of the Miami Herald. “Offense, defense, kicking game, penalties, turnovers — across the board. There’s a lot of things that are not connecting. Lack of focus. Lack of concentration. Lack of attention to details.”

Things don’t get any easier for the Dolphins in Week Five as they’ll be traveling to Tampa to face the Buccaneers. Games against the Jaguars and Falcons follow, but there was little about the way the Dolphins looked on Sunday to suggest there will be any easy wins on their schedule.

11 responses to “Brian Flores: There’s a lot of things that are not connecting

  1. We’ve seen this 100x before…. accountability all starts with Flores and he’s not getting it done.

  2. Dolphins fan who is getting fed up with the clowns that Stephen Ross keeps hiring. Chris Grier wasted all his draft capitol on slightly above average players. They took Tua over Herbert, and the team is basically the same as it has been the last 20 yrs…”mediocre”. The team has no great players other than X and that’s it. The offense sucks, the O-Line sucks, they can’t run worth a damn, the defense is leaky. Players they drafted on defense are not producing. Receivers are fragile and inconsistent, Will Fuller got a nice 10 million dollar contract and he caught just 2 passes for little gain.

    Dual offensive coordinators, the offense lacks creativity, Flores changes coaches like we change socks every day. This is seriously starting to look like another full teardown from top to bottom. Same ‘ol Dolphins.

  3. >>>yeahbut says:
    October 4, 2021 at 11:18 am
    They’ve got that tanking down pat — doing that one thing well.<<<

    Tanking for what — a better pick for the Eagles, to whom the Dolphins traded their No. 1 in 2022? This "tanking" talk is getting old.

  4. yeahbut says:
    October 4, 2021 at 11:18 am
    They’ve got that tanking down pat — doing that one thing well.
    They traded away their first round pick in the next draft. Tanking wouldn’t make any sense.

  5. Coach is right, not a damn thing is working, and he and Grier are responsible!!
    Grier has been with the Dolphins for decades and during this time I can’t recall him being a difference maker in the front office in any way. Free agents & draft picks seem to always under perform. As they say if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.
    Flores hires the coaching staff and their job is to put the players in the best possible position for them to succeed and execute on a consistently high level. This isn’t happening.
    So where does the blame really fall for this garbage pile roster and on-field ineptitude.
    ROSS, there’s where. He again has put people in charge that don’t know what they’re doing.
    Save for a lucky strip fumble in NE, this team is rightfully 0 and 4 with no clear plan to get out of the basement.

  6. Realistically the fins are worse than what their record says. If the Pats don’t fumble at the end of the first game the dolphins lose that game to a rookie QB who couldn’t beat out Tua at Alabama. Either way there are now 2 QBs in the division that are clearly better than Tua. Winning won’t be easy for the fins in their division going forward. Ross should consider selling the team. Ross record as an owner is awful. 13 years as owner with only 2 winning seasons and zero playoff victories.

  7. Been a dolphin fan ever since they beat the 85 bears. Not sure i can keep this up much longer.

  8. Grier and Flores are the laughingstock of the NFL, even Dolphins fans are laughing in between tears!

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