I am so sick of the hypocrisy from my fellow Dol-fans as they continue to take shots at our GM with MISSINFORMATION in some attempt to undermine the very guy that has done an exceptional job since getting FULL CONTROL in 2019!!!!
Some are still bemoaning the firing of Brian Flores who when Miami went 1-7, they were calling for EVERYBODY to be fired!!!! So why suddenly did we fire the best head coach in Dolphin history? (Sarcasm)
Look I too hate that Brian Flores was let go and wished there were some middle ground to resolve the issues that most of us have no clue how terrible things were with another Bill Belichick disciple, but the story is the same. They want to be Bill Belichick without a resume, or should I say without Tom Brady?
The History of a Belichick Disciple! (From Wikipedia)
Josh McDaniels in Denver:
On January 11, 2 009, the Denver Broncos named McDaniels their head coach, replacing Mike Shanahan. The Broncos introduced McDaniels, who agreed to sign a four-year, $8 million contract, as their head coach in a press conference the next day.[
McDaniels’s tenure with the Broncos was marred early on by a controversy involving an alleged trade offer from the Patriots involving the team’s quarterback, Jay Cutler, which would have sent Matt Cassel to Denver. On March 9, 2009, according to ESPN, a conference call involving McDaniels, team owner Pat Bowlen and Cutler failed to resolve the issues. Cutler said he did not trust McDaniels and the organization following the trade controversy. On April 2, 2009, the Broncos traded Cutler and a 2009 fifth-round draft pick to the Chicago Bears for quarterback Kyle Orton, first- and third-round picks in 2009 and a first-round pick in 2010.
The Broncos started their first season under McDaniels with six straight wins, including an overtime win over the Patriots in Week 5, before suffering four straight losses. In the last game of the season, McDaniels and the Broncos still had a potential playoff berth on the line, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 44–24, Denver’s third straight home loss to a division opponent. That left the Broncos with an 8–8 season record. Controversy surrounded McDaniels for his benching of Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall for the game due to disciplinary reasons; Marshall would be traded to the Miami Dolphins after the season.
McDaniels’ second season in Denver ended with a 3–9 record. The Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on December 5, and on the next day, McDaniels was fired by the Broncos.
On November 27, The Denver Post reported the Broncos were under investigation from the NFL, after it was reported that Steve Scarnecchia, the team’s director of video operations hired by McDaniels in 2009, videotaped a San Francisco 49ers‘ walkthrough practice, during the teams’ Week 8 game at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
The same day, the NFL fined the Broncos and McDaniels $50,000 each, and Scarnecchia was fired as a result of the incident. Scarnecchia told NFL investigators he acted alone and “knew it was wrong” to tape the walkthrough practice, after the rest of the Broncos’ staff had left the stadium. Scarnecchia later presented McDaniels with the six-minute video, but McDaniels declined to view it, and it was not shown to any other Broncos staff member, and therefore the NFL determined the Broncos had not gained a competitive advantage from it. An anonymous source alerted the Broncos on November 8, who conducted an internal investigation before alerting the NFL. NFL Security then began its investigation, which included a forensic analysis of the computer from which the recording was later deleted by Scarnecchia. Both the NFL and the Broncos determined that McDaniels knew nothing about the incident.
However, the NFL fined McDaniels due to the fact that he did not immediately report the incident to the league office, as required by policy. The NFL also fined the Broncos, as “clubs are ultimately accountable for the conduct of their employees.”
McDaniels later issued the following statement:
“I apologize for not promptly reporting the improper conduct of our video director before our game against the 49ers in London. The actions of this individual are in no way representative of the values and integrity held by myself, our players and coaches, and the entire Denver Broncos organization. I understand the punishment from the National Football League and support its commitment to the integrity of the game. We have addressed the situation internally to assure that nothing like this happens again.”
According to The Denver Post, the videotaping incident was a major factor in McDaniels’ firing a week later; while the Broncos did not deem it something that merited being fired for cause, they considered his failure to report the incident “unforgivable
St. Louis Rams
On January 18, 2011, McDaniels agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams under head coach Steve Spagnuolo. In Super Bowl XLII, Spagnuolo was the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, while McDaniels was the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Spagnuolo stated, “I’ve always recognized that he is one of the top offensive minds in the NFL. We think he is a great addition to our organization.” Also, during the same news conference, it was announced McDaniels would have no hand in any personnel decisions.
Return to New England
Following the 2011 season, the Rams fired Spagnuolo as head coach. While McDaniels was under contract for the 2012 season, the Rams informed him that they would not hold him to his contract, and would allow him to leave. The Patriots then hired McDaniels to act as an offensive assistant coach during their 2011 playoffs, and to replace Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the 2012 season. O’Brien left the Patriots after the 2011 season concluded to become head coach at Penn State, but maintained playcalling duties through Super Bowl XLVI.
During the 2014 season, McDaniels was a part of another championship for the Patriots, winning Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks. During the 2016 season, McDaniels coached the offense in another Patriots championship season, this time winning Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.
On February 6, 2018, McDaniels was announced as the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. However, McDaniels withdrew from the position on the same day and announced that he had decided to stay with the Patriots. In response, his long-time agent, Bob LaMonte, terminated his representation of McDaniels.
Josh McDaniels changes mind, jilting Colts to stay with Pats
After two days of reflection and conversations with the Patriots, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has decided not to accept the Indianapolis Colts‘ head-coaching job, the team confirmed Tuesday night.
“After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team,” the team said in a statement. “Although we are surprised and disappointed, we will resume our head-coaching search immediately and find the right fit to lead our team and organization on and off the field.”
It is the same story with every Belichick Deciple they are bad hires as they try and immulate Bill Belichick because they only know his way of running things but the problem is they do not have the pedigree or track record to do what they have done.
Brian Flores is at best, a great Defensive Coordinator he was out of control from all reports and I think he was the source of leaks when they were losing that he wanted Justin Herbert even though we know they were all in AT THE TIME in drafting Tua.
Now in hindsight and in a power move he tried to throw the GM under the bus when the fact just might be the Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross made the decision to draft Tua and our GM and Coach complied!
Brian did an excellent job with Miami’s defense, but he botched the offense through his mishandlings and constant changing of his offensive coaches that created instability and hurt the development of the young linemen drafted and his treatment of Tua alone weather he liked him or not was worth firing and to try and undermine his boss who is the Owners man was what eventually cost him his job!
Leaks about his conduct
For starters, Flores wanted full control over the organization, including roster decisions (over general manager Chris Grier). The head coach “wanted more power in everything” and “wanted more people to report to him,” and he wanted this decision-making distinction officially “formalized.” According to Jackson, Flores already had a great deal of control, and there wasn’t a single player on the roster who Flores didn’t sign off on. Still, tension remained between Flores and Grier.
Flores’ power grab went beyond the normal duties of a HC. According to Jackson, Flores requested the firing of the team’s top football media relations person. While he received push back from top executives (including president Tom Garfinkel), the employee was ultimately dismissed. Flores also chewed out an agent who posted a positive offseason update about an injured player.
Further, Flores planned on making more changes to his staff, especially with his offensive coaches. The Dolphins were operating with two offensive coordinators by the time the season came to an end, and Flores was planning on firing at least one of the two.
To top it all off, Flores apparently had issues communicating with some of his players, with some of the younger members of the team claiming that their HC “doesn’t understand dealing with men.” Meanwhile, veterans like Jason McCourty wouldn’t be treated with the “same heavy hand” as his younger teammates. There was also tension with QB Tua Tagovailoa, with the two having a heated exchange during their game against the Titans this season.
“He stopped communicating with his staff somewhere around really Thanksgiving and even about things like daily meeting plans,” said Dolphins insider Marcel Louis-Jacques. “It’s my understanding that some of, at least, his assistants felt like they just didn’t know what was going on in his head. They didn’t know what he was thinking. They didn’t know what his plan was. And the incredible thing is that it continued through the winning streak. So they finish 8-1 as he’s not talking to people.”
That is why Owner Stephen Ross had enough of his BS and canned the man and I am an African American who was so proud to be the only team in the leqague to have a GM and HC as well as top excutives of African American descent and the reason some of my fellow White conterparts have a seperate agenda and thus spreading fasle iinformation about GM Chris Grier.
Here is an idea if you agree with what Flores did, got to work tomorrow and try a power move to get your bosses job and see where you will be….in the unempleyment line like Flores I am sure!
So, stop your sniveling the man is gone and the whole building is breathing a sigh of relief! You do not hear from too many folks leaking from that building that they are sad he is gone!
Next Man UP!