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Head coach Brian Flores fired by Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, shakes hands withMiami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) before the start of the game against the New York Jets during NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens.New York Jet V Miami Dolphins 09
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, shakes hands withMiami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) before the start of the game against the New York Jets during NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens.New York Jet V Miami Dolphins 09

Head coach Brian Flores was fired by the Miami Dolphins on Monday.

In three seasons, Flores had 24 wins and posted a 9-8 record in 2021 to follow up a 10-win campaign in 2020.

But the former New England Patriots defensive coordinator suffered through a 1-7 start and had two seven-game losing streaks in three seasons.

FOX Sports reported Flores might not have been fully on board with making a quarterback change from Tua Tagovailoa this offseason, and owner Stephen Ross is believed to have his hopes set on acquiring Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson or another veteran.

Flores was 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins. He had no experience as a head coach but was strongly endorsed by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

“I made a decision today to part ways with Brian Flores,” Ross said Monday in a statement issued by the team. “After evaluating where we are as an organization and what we need going forward to improve, I determined that key dynamics of our football organization weren’t functioning at a level I want it to be and felt that this decision was in the best interest of the Miami Dolphins. I believe we have a talented young roster in place and have the opportunity to be much better in 2022. I want to thank Brian for his hard work and wish him nothing but the best in his future.”

–Field Level Media