Instant Analysis: What South Florida Sun Sentinel writers are saying about Brian Flores’ firing

Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist

Brian Flores is out. Chris Grier stays. I would have expected it to be the other way considering the way this rebuild has gone. Flores is 19-14 the past two years. Grier picked Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert as his quarterback.

Omar Kelly, Dolphins Columnist

If you ever needed a sign that Steve Ross is tired of losing, tired of struggling on offense, this is it. Despite Brian Flores’ ability to get his team to rally back from a 1-7 start, Ross decided to remove him as coach, likely because of the offense’s struggles and the realization that it would be a struggle for Flores to improve that unit. General Manager Chris Grier survives, and that likely has more to do with his humble demeanor and accommodating personality than it does his skills to evaluate and acquire talent. The Dolphins are starting over with $74 million in cap space and a respectable defense.

David Furones, Dolphins Writer

The firing of Brian Flores seems surprising after the Dolphins just completed a second consecutive winning season, something that hadn’t been done since the Dave Wannstedt regime. Miami had also won eight of its last nine games after the horrible 1-7 start and swept the New England Patriots for the first time since 2000 with Sunday’s win. There has to be something deeper at play within the organization because it doesn’t make sense from the standpoint of how the Dolphins finished the season.

Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor

Brian Flores’ firing was to be expected. While the Dolphins won seven straight games, the seven-game losing streak against mostly subpar teams can’t be overlooked. The Dolphins went 2-5 against playoff teams and had the easiest schedule in the NFL based on opponent win percentage at .464.

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Steve Svekis, Assistant Sports Editor

Brian Flores was problematic. He ran through offensive coordinators as if they were Spinal Tap drummers and installed a neophyte offensive line coach. But…BUT….he did NOT pick Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert.

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