REPORT: Dolphins Losing Trust In HC Brian Flores Amid Deshaun Watson Rumors: “There Is A Really Negative Vibe Down There”

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Brian Flores days as the Miami Dolphins head coach could be numbered.

According to a report from CBS Sports, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is very much on the hot seat right now in Miami.

Flores, who’s in his third year as the Dolphins head coach, could reportedly be coaching for his job for the remainder of the season. Per the report, there is a growing “disconnect” between Flores and his players and an “apparent lack of trust” in their head coach.

“There is a really negative vibe down there right now,” one source with direct knowledge of the situation told the outlet. “A lot of players do not trust (Flores). Flo thinks he is a players’ coach, with an open-door policy, but I know a number of players who would tell you they don’t really think he is approachable enough, or flexible.”

Miami is in the midst of a five straight losing streak after winning their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. More recently, the Dolphins suffered an embarrassing loss to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars in London, who were on a 20-game losing streak dating back to 2020.

“There is still too much of that New England (stuff) going on. It just doesn’t work. There is a psychology to handling players and building a team, and you have to be able to connect and motivate. That’s not the vibe there. It’s pretty bad,” an anonymous source said of Flores.

One of the biggest issues with the team began last season with the back-and-forth between quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sources close to the young signal-caller told CBS Sports that he feels as though he was never fully embraced by the team, even though Flores continues to voice his support publicly. Not helping matters are multiple reports that the Dolphins are looking to acquire Deshaun Watson in a trade with the Houston Texans.

“I don’t really get into rumors. Tua is our quarterback,” Flores told reporters Friday. “I’m happy with our quarterback situation, and I will leave it at that.”

On Sunday, the team lost a heartbreaking 30-28 game against the Atlanta Falcons to drop them to 1-6 on the year.