The Miami Dolphins started the season with a horrible game against the Baltimore Ravens. Given the way the game was already settled by the third quarter, some fans may have thought that this is now the time to give Josh Rosen the start.
When the team pulled Ryan Fitzpatrick from the game, some thought that it was already the changing of the guard. However, team coach Brian Flores remains adamant that Fitzpatrick will remain the team’s starting QB this season.
Kyle Crabbs of Dolphins Wire explained that the coach didn’t hand the keys of the kingdom to Rosen when he played the remaining minutes of the game.
After the 59-10 loss was over, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed that this was not a changing of the guard — but rather Ryan Fitzpatrick was pulled from the game due to the stark difference on the scoreboard. Dolphins fans hoping to see Josh Rosen work into the lineup sooner rather than later, that wait will have to be put on hold for at least another week.
“It’s never good to be embarrassed like that, especially at this level,” Fitzpatrick said, via the Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley. “What we had talked about: nobody is going to feel sorry for you and your situation. That’s what happens. You go out there and if you don’t execute, you’re going to get beat bad like that. Obviously we need to play better, which is an understatement.”