Mind Flores is within the scorching seat together with his personal gamers because the Miami Dolphins enter Week 7 on a five-game shedding streak.
Sources advised CBS Sports on Sunday that there’s a rising disconnect between Flores and his gamers and, extra importantly, an obvious lack of belief of their head coach.
“There’s a actually detrimental vibe down there proper now,” one supply with direct information of the scenario advised the outlet. “Plenty of gamers don’t belief (Flores). Flo thinks he’s a gamers’ coach, with an open-door coverage, however I do know a variety of gamers who would let you know they do not actually suppose he’s approachable sufficient, or versatile.”
Miami gained its first and solely sport of the season in Week 1 towards Flores’ longtime former crew the New England Patriots. Since then, Miami has misplaced 5 straight video games, most not too long ago towards the winless Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
“There’s nonetheless an excessive amount of of that New England (stuff) occurring,” the supply added. “It simply does not work. There’s a psychology to dealing with gamers and constructing a crew, and you’ve got to have the ability to join and encourage. That is not the vibe there. It is fairly unhealthy.”
One of many largest factors of competition started final season with the back-and-forth between quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sources near the younger signal-caller advised CBS Sports activities that he feels as if he was by no means totally embraced by the crew however Flores has but once more voiced his help for Tagovailoa amid stories that the Dolphins need to purchase Deshaun Watson in a commerce with the Houston Texans.
“I do not actually get into rumors. Tua is our quarterback,” Flores advised reporters Friday. “I am proud of our quarterback scenario, and I’ll go away it at that.”
Miami is seeking to finish its shedding streak on Sunday after they play the Atlanta Falcons, who’re coming into the sport well-rested after a bye week following an enormous win over the New York Jets in London.