Make no mistake about it. Brian Flores did tremendous damage to the future of the Miami Dolphins today.
His arrogance and shortsighted attitude have all but ruined everything the 2019 Dolphins set out to do.
He won a game win in which there is no reward for winning…but a huge reward for losing. It’s simple common sense that the future of this organization is better off suffering some meaningless losses this year. Our coach, I hate to say, simply lacks that common sense. Sorry, but I have to be blunt.
Dolphin management set out to buy Flores a brand new Porsche in 2020. However, he preferred to retread the tires on his 1993 Ford to keep a few mechanics happy.
Stephen Ross tried to buy Flores the latest iBook Mac for 2020, but instead Flores preferred to run a patch on his Windows 95 computer instead.
Listen, I get it. I know it’s not the end of the world and I know the 2020 Dolphins will more than likely be better than the 2019 Dolphins. But you can say that about any draft. This draft was supposed to be different. And now, because of Flores’ arrogance and ignorance, it will be yet another plain old draft.
As I have said repeatedly, I don’t expect Flores to order his players to drop passes and to miss tackles or order them to purposely lose a game. However, he can certainly manage the game with 2020 and the future of the organization in mind.
But instead, the only thing he had in mind is getting that all-important fourth win, because in Flores’s book, winning four games is the most important thing in the world.
When the Bengals tied the game and it went into overtime, Flores should have said, “Well, we tried, but enough is enough and we got to concede this game.” Hello, Chase Young. Welcome to Miami.
If he was smart enough to do that, and swallowed his pride, then we will be sitting second right now with a very likely chance of earning number one next week. We’d be guaranteed a first or a second overall pick , which was the entire purpose of gutting the roster this year.
Instead, because Flores was so obsessed with that life-changing fourth win, we’re now picking Fifth.
Other coaches have come right out and (correctly) said that the future of the organization is more than important than meaningless wins. Why couldn’t Ross make Flores realize that?
Come April, it will be immensely depressing watching the Bengals and Lions and Redskins unwrap their new toys, while the Dolphins end up with a pair of socks.
That will be depressing, but it will also be a punch in the gut to realize that Brian Flores preferred it that way. He is the one mastermind who thinks getting socks is good.
Thanks for nothing, Flores. You wasted 2019.
I hope you’re happy and proud with that big important 4th win. The Lions and Giants and Skins will be thanking you once they get done laughing at you.