On a day when Brian Flores should have kicked a field goal and Preston Williams dropped a ball right in his arms, the Olphins did not lose because of those mistakes. Instead, they lost because the defense forgot to show up.
Whether it was highly touted rookies who got burned all day like Noah Igbinoghene, or highly priced free agents and veterans who did nothing at all, like Xavien Howard, Byron Jones, Shaq Lawson, and Bobby McCain, the result was consistently dreadful. Worse, Brian Flores allowed this all game long. He changed up nothing, and simply thought it would all get magically better.
The funniest part to me was the amateur-hour CBS announcers praising Josh Allen “pinpoint” passing. Did you see how wide open every Bill WR was, every play? Anyone could have completed those passes. No pinpoints were necessary.
Our defense could not stop a simple crossing pattern. But they made up for it by not being able to cover deep routes either. Oh, and let’s not forget the fierce pass rush that our new-look defense gave us.
And to think Brian Flores hand picked all these guys. His own guys. His own coordinators. His own system. His own failures.
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