Brian Flores knows what he’s doing with the defense and most certainly got a bunch of guys on a 1-7 team to buy into what he was selling. You can’t take that away from him. But for God’s sake why can’t he ever know what he’s doing when a challengable play is placed at his feet?
Last week is was when Myles Gaskin caught a pass and crossed the first down marker making it 3rd and 1. He most certainly had it but Flores didn’t do anything. Instead, he trotted Jacoby Brissett out there to run a dumb play. A few weeks ago against the Carolina Panthers on the second play of the game, he challenged a fumble that was so not a fumble the announcers couldn’t understand what Flores or whoever is up in the booth telling him was doing. It was easily not a fumble.
Yesterday, Foreman on his side of the 50 took a handoff, clearly fumbled the ball and Emmanuel Ogbah came up with it. Then the refs, who we’ll get to in a few moments, casually get the ball and say it’s second down for Tennessee.
We all saw it and we all were or at least I hope you all were freaking the F out that Brian Flores needed to spike his challenge flag down to the Earth’s core. But did he? No no no he didn’t. The Titans ran a play and that was it.
A challenge that would have gone Miami’s way, I think but who knows at this point, would have given some much-needed momentum and Flores keep the flag to himself.
What am I missing here? How are all the coaches upstairs not hurling themselves out the window or at least radioing down to Flores that he has to challenge that play?
I think Jim Tressel was hired by the Colts once to be their replay guy. I don’t really do vests but I’ll have no problem volunteering my services to be the Dolphins replay guy.
But seriously, these kinds of screw-ups need to stop.