There’s been a lot in the news lately with the police in Minnesota killing an unarmed man, plus a new expanded Rooney rule that gives teams bonuses if they interview minority candidates. I stay away from all that stuff, because right or wrong, it comes down to your opinions, rather than factual truths.
Brian Flores today weighed in on a lot of stuff going on. He seems upset that some people who complained about a player kneeling didn’t also complain about police brutality. His logic seems to be that if you complain about A then you must also complain about B. The incidents are all somewhat intertwined, but he’s missing the point about apples and oranges. Yes, we should all be upset about the cops killing some guy, but it’s not Flores’s role to tell anyone when and where and how to protest or act.
Most importantly (to me) is that he’s putting the Miami Dolphins in the social spotlight (once again) instead of the football spotlight. This is usually the handiwork of Stephen Ross, but now it’s Flores’s turn. Every single Dolphin will now be distracted with reporters calling them for a statement etc etc. I’m sure Ross will form some kind of new coalition to further involve the Dolphins in this. It’s always non-football stuff, and I feel it’s distracting.
He said, “I lead a group of young men who have the potential to make a real impact in this world.” The statement seems harmless enough, but…His job is NOT to make them impactful in the world. His job is to make them football champions.
31 other NFL organizations (including the Vikings at the epicenter of this whole thing) have remained quiet on this investigation, so it seems that Flores must feel very strongly about it to make him speak out. I hope his words bring about positive change and discussions, and hopefully the Dolphins as a team can grow.