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Brian Flores surprisingly came out as head coach of the Dolphins after three seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Flores, who previously coached safety and linebackers in New England, came to Miami in 2019 and finished her tenure with a 24-25 record.

Former Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores
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Flores’ shocking departure is said to be due to his deteriorating relationship between franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who the Dolphins drafted in 2020, and general manager Chris Grier, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported Monday. Team owner Stephen Ross “no longer viewed Flores as a healthy fit in Miami,” according to Darlington, who also cited “constant staff changes”.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network also alleged that there had been a “power struggle in Miami”.

As for who will fill the role of Flores, although Jim Harbaugh of Michigan could potentially be targeted this head coaching cycle, Darlington said Monday the Dolphins are not watching the former 49ers coach, sources say.

Dolphins shockingly sack head coach Brian Flores
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Brian Flores at Dolphins training camp in August 2021.
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Flores, however, is expected to be under consideration for other vacant head coach positions, by Schefter.

The Dolphins missed the playoffs and finished the season 9-8, despite a seven-game winning streak midway through the year.

They finished the regular season on Sunday with a victory over the Patriots.

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