Brian Flores reacts to rumors that some Dolphins players want to be traded after ugly Week 1 loss
The Miami Dolphins had as bad of a Week 1 as could be imagined, as they lost to the Ravens by a final score of 59-10. The blowout was embarrassing, and things somehow kept getting worse after the game.
Mere hours after the final whistle, a report emerged that multiple Dolphins players had asked their agents to get them traded off the team. That’s just about the last thing this team needed, as morale is already startlingly low after just one game.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores didn’t exactly deny that the report was true.
“I can’t speak to that, we need to focus on what is going on within our building,” Flores said, via Chris Fischer of NBC 6.
It’s unclear at the moment which players might’ve requested trades, although it would likely be some of the team’s few remaining veterans. The Dolphins have already shipped out a lot of their older players, including receiver Kenny Stills and left tackle Laremy Tunsil in a blockbuster deal shortly before the start of the season.
Pretty much everyone believes the Dolphins are tanking the season to acquire high draft picks, but Flores has been adamant in his denials. Given what the on-field product looked like in Week 1, it’s hard to believe those denials.
Flores is being put in a tough spot, as he is being forced to answer for the front office’s decisions. Just one week into his head coaching career, it looks like he is on the verge of losing the locker room.
It’ll be very interesting to see what the Dolphins look like in Week 2 when they take the field against the Patriots.