Brian Flores continues to express anger over someone leaking to the media that Tua will be the new starter. Ryan Fitzpatrick found out about being benched over social media, and Flores is mad about that.
But seriously, it can’t be THAT hard to figure out who the leak is, if there is one at all. Flores must have told someone. A few people. And then from there, one of them called the media. It has to be one of them. One rumor (it’s very possible too) is that Tua’s agent/publicist informed the media. But that would mean that Flores told Tua and Tua told his agent…all before Flores could speak to Fitzpatrick? Things aren’t adding up.
Compounding all of this is Barry Jackson’s column today with a bunch of “anonymous” Dolphins saying that Tua is not ready, that he doesn’t know the playbook, and he doesn’t pass the ball quickly enough. Interesting stuff, and it will do nothing except divide the locker room. It’s something Flores needs to correct immediately.
Sometimes, it’s better to make ahead before you NEED to. Like when your car still runs, but you know it won’t last too much longer. Fitzpatrick is the same way. It’s been a great ride and the last two games have been fun. But despite the win vs. the NY Jets, he played poorly in the second half. We only scored three points, and he didn’t seem sharp. Do we wait for another so-so game in which we lose? Or do we say, “Enough of the so-so games. Let’s see if Tua is an improvement.” I don’t think the move was made randomly. Sometimes, guys play poorly in a win, and that was the case vs. the Jets.
The Dolphins don’t pick up activities again until next week (bye week rules) and then there will be a lot of questions needing to be answered…