If you asked me this same question after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars I would have laughed hysterically and then replied with a simple “no”. But here’s another thing we did not expect, many players had said the locker room was staying united and strong during these tough times and many dismissed these statements as just media trained answers or lying through their teeth. After all look at the state of the team, I mean how could that possibly be true?
Well it was proven to be true with these last few games because no matter how bad things got, these guys just kept executing until the team finally gathered themselves somewhat to have a sloppy win over the Texans. And as we all know in the NFL winning cures all, the Texans win felt good but a defensive performance like the one showed against the Ravens shows that the players were never out on their coach. And as soon as the first burst of confidence broke through the team elevated to play to a level I had not seen since 2020.
The rest of the season will be a test to see if Flores can rally his team back from the abysmal start they had, the good news is that the AFC as a whole has been a wild card and this has caused many of the top teams to have more losses on their record than expected, unless you’re the Tenessee Titans. With that being said playoffs are unlikely but they are still not out of the question, the important thing here is to not get ahead of ourselves and take it one game at a time since after all we are 3-7.
But a 7-7 record by Christmas day is possible and with the way the schedule is set up it also seems likely. But I can’t stress this enough about how important it is to not get your hopes up. Because just like the Dolphins can win a game they weren’t supposed to, they can also lose one they were supposed to win easily as well. Because after all that is so Dolphins right?
The reason Brian Flores was brought here was to break that stigma, and the fanbase has been premature with wanting to give up on him. A good question to ask is if Flores is fired what are the chances we hire someone even less qualified and they set us back in the rebuild even more? Flores is a first time head coach and has learned as he goes. What is the point of kicking the boot with him to bring another first time head coach who will have to go through growing pains as well? Brian Daboll, Eric Bienemy, Joe Brady, and all these popular names you see floating around have no head coaching experience. So is it worth it?
I don’t think so, we are in year 3 of the rebuild and only the second year since their QB was drafted, maybe Dolphins fans have grown impatient because of all the misfortunes this team has had over the last 20 years. But one thing I’ve always learned the hard way is to be careful what you wish for, Because what you get may not be what you expect.
In my opinion the Miami Dolphins should give Flores at least until the end of the 2022 season to make a real judgement of the job he’s have done with the Miami Dolphins during his regime. As firing him after 2021 is too early, and could be a decision the franchise regrets if the team keeps regressing after Flores.
Let’s take it one game at a time in 2021 and not be so quick to jump ship on a HC who was a COTY candidate the season prior. Flores showed a late turn around with a worst team in 2019, so I’m looking forward to how he rallies his team back in 2021 with a much improved roster.