Brian Flores doesn’t get it. He simply doesn’t.
And to beat a dead horse and repeat this, yet again…Stephen Ross allows him to not get it.
In New England, they called him Flo. Here, we call him curse words.
Ask any Dolphin, and they will tell you that being shut out is a sickening feeling. Losing 99-3 is better than 43-0. Brian Flores, Coach Flo, had a chance to end that misery and kick a field goal at the end.
Instead, Coach Flojob tried a risky pass.
We had the chance to get on the plane to Dallas with our last play being a scoring play. It would have been a tiny consolation, but it’s better than what ensued.
Not kicking a field goal was the last of Flojob’s many many mistakes on the day. Why did he wait so long to bring in Josh Rosen? Why didn’t he pressure Tom Brady more? Why didn’t he give help toward Antonio Brown, since the entire universe (except Flojob) knew that Brady would be throwing his way early and often?
Why did the team show no fight at all?
I get it. His players didn’t help. There were many plays when Ryan Fitzpatrick had plenty of time to throw, and yet the threw picks and grounders anyway. Jakeem Grant cost us the shutout by dropping a gorgeous Rosen toss right in his arms. DeVante Parker reverted to the Parker we all know, allowing a ball to slip right between his hands. Matt Haack joined the party with a 20-yard punt. Kalen Ballage had the best pass of the day, when he tossed the ball directly into the hands of Stephone Gilmore for a Patriots TD. (Then Ballage made up for it by palming his face and walking off the field instead of chasing down the guy. The players stunk.
No doubt about it, the players stunk. But Flojob showed zero inclination for what to do when his players stink. He waited far too long to change anything up, and he absolutely lost the locker room by allowing his men to be shut out. At home.
There was a play in the third quarter when we had the ball. Fit did a hard count, and several Patriots flinched. No one on the Dolphin line moved. This is poor coaching. When the defense flinches, the offense is then allowed to flinch…plus the get a 5-yard encroachment penalty. The moment you see the D-line move, stand up. It’s a free 5 yards. Except in Miami under Flojob.
Ross is the puppetmaster to blame behind this, because he allowed Flojob to hire his buddies at coordinator positions instead of forcing him to hire experienced coaches.