Head Coach Brian Flores chances of being fired during the season seem to have a zero percent chance. But after the season is complete, those odds may not be the same. Brian Flores started the season as the city of Miami’s primary man crush. But now, sitting at 3-7, the honeymoon may just be about over.
Brian Flores’ ability to manage games has taken a significant step back in 2021. His timeout usage during multiple games has left many scratching their heads. Also, numerous questionable challenges have put the team at a disadvantage in most games.
Player development has been lacking this year after being a near miss for coach of the year in 2020. His player development was on full display early in Miami, making journeymen and undrafted free agents in years 1 and 2, with so many of them becoming consistent starters and contributors on a young team.
Another glaring issue that needs to be addressed to ensure a more successful 2022 – 2023 season is the lack of involvement Brian Flores has with his coordinators.
From the outside looking in, Flores seems to have a hands-off approach, allowing each coordinator to control their side of the ball. Watching each one flounder in their 7-game losing streak, Flores needed to make executive decisions to speed up and ensure changes to how things were being done.
For the Miami Dolphins to become the winning organization Owner Stephen Ross wants, there needs to be a tighter hold on the team from their Head Coach. Calmly watching Miami’s top 5 defense from 2020 slump to the 30th overall unit has been hard to watch.
Overall, support for Brian Flores in south beach is strong among those who make decisions. His struggles are many, but currently, in a three-game winning streak, they may be corrected or correctable before the season’s end.