The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores in the middle of the season after a disappointing start. The move led to speculation about who would replace him and if ownership was committed to winning. Despite all this, Stephen Ross remained positive with his statements on Twitter and followed up by hiring talented defensive coordinator James Bettcher in an effort to compete for Super Bowl LIV as soon as possible while avoiding any future controversy over personnel decisions.

The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores on Monday, but the team’s owner Stephen Ross is not happy with the decision. Florio compares Ross to George Steinbrenner and says he has a “Seinfeld” version of the owner. Read more in detail here: brian flores.

Mike Florio Compares Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross to the 'Seinfeld' Version of George Steinbrenner After Shocking Brian Flores Firing

The dismissal of Brian Flores by the Miami Dolphins was the major surprise on NFL Black Monday, the day following the last regular-season games when clubs fire coaches. Flores may have lost a power battle with general manager Chris Grier, according to several reports. Others criticized Flores’ lack of interpersonal skills. It boiled down the disaster at the top of the club, according to NFL insider Mike Florio, who likened owner Stephen Ross to Larry David’s George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld, surrounded by sycophantic George Costanza-types.

The termination of Brian Flores by the Miami Dolphins was the biggest surprise of Black Monday.

The Dolphins sacked head coach Brian Flores after he went 8-1 in his last nine games.

According to @EliasSports, the Dolphins are the 4th team in the Super Bowl Era to win 8 or more of their last 9 games of the regular season and replace their head coach. pic.twitter.com/6S57bOdHNE

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2022

The majority of the names of dismissed NFL coaches that surfaced on Sunday and Monday were predictable. Vic Fangio of Denver, Matt Nagy of Chicago, and Mike Zimmer of Minnesota were all on the hot seat.

But it was a surprise to see Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores’ name on the ticker.

Flores was a member of the New England Patriots’ youth program. The Brooklyn, NY native worked in the scouting department, served on special teams and defense, and coached both safeties and linebackers during his 15 years in Foxborough.

Flores was hired by the Dolphins at the age of 37, and in his first season, the youthful coach finished 5-11. The squad improved significantly in the second year. Flores’ club ended with a 10-6 record, almost missing out on the last AFC Wild Card position.

The Dolphins had a rough start to the 2021 season. Following a Week 1 victory against the Patriots, the club went on to lose their next seven games in a row. Flores, on the other hand, was able to turn the team around, and Miami went on to win the next seven games and eight of the remaining nine.  

The season ended with a 9-8 record and another playoff omission. However, the Dolphins’ strong run down the stretch have many supporters excited about the future.

Flores was then sacked by the company’s owner, Stephen Ross.

Mike Florio portrayed owner Stephen Ross and his company in a negative light.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joined The Rich Eisen Show on Monday to discuss the NFL coach firings and the power structure in the Miami Dolphins organization.

“[Stephen] Ross barnstorms in, says what he wants to happen, pushes for certain things, but he’s not there grinding away with everyone else every single day,” Florio added.

Rich Eisen followed up with a question, asking whether “Ross is a fly in, fly out person on game days, but then flies in, symbolically, to make such a key mandate as to who the quarterback is and who they’re drafting?”

Florio clarified that Ross doesn’t precisely issue directives, but his desires are always clear:

It’s not a must. One of the perks of becoming a millionaire is that you don’t have to issue commands. You are not obligated to do so. There’s a method for you to make your choices known. And the people who work for you, or who wish to work for you in the future, will pay heed to what the boss enjoys. It’s like George Costanza with the calzone from ‘Seinfeld.’ When [the fictitious George] Steinbrenner requests a calzone, Costanza delivers one every day until Steinbrenner decides he prefers something else.

Mike Florio on Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins

Florio went on to say that Flores’ removal was a way for GM Chris Grier to deflect credit for the Dolphins’ woes onto the head coach. “It’s simpler to pull that off,” the expert adds, since Ross is an absentee owner.

What does the future hold for the Miami Dolphins?

(L-R) Stephen Ross Chairman & Owner of the Miami Dolphins addresses the media as he announces Brian Flores as their new Head Coach at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on February 4, 2019 in Davie, Florida; George Steinbrenner as himself, Jason Alexander as George Costanza on 'Seinfeld'.

(L-R) Stephen Ross Chairman & Owner of the Miami Dolphins addresses the media as he announces Brian Flores as their new Head Coach at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on February 4, 2019 in Davie, Florida; George Steinbrenner as himself, Jason Alexander as George Costanza on 'Seinfeld'. (L-R) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, George Steinbrenner, and Jason Alexander as George Costanza on Seinfeld | Mark Brown/Getty Images; Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Stephen Ross and Chris Grier must now concentrate on finding a new head coach. The Dolphins’ offseason will not be dominated by the issue of who will be the next on-field leader.

The Dolphins’ summer strategy will almost exclusively center upon who will be the starting quarterback in Week 1 of 2022.

Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama was picked with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2020 draft by Miami. Justin Herbert, the eventual 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected one spot ahead of him.

In Florida, Tagovailoa’s first two seasons have been a mixed bag. In his first two years, he started 21 games and went 13-8. He’s passed for 4,467 yards, 66.2 percent completions, 27 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in his career. Six running touchdowns have also been scored by the 6-foot-1 native Hawaiian.

Despite deploying a premium draft selection on Tagovailoa, Ross and Grier attempted a trade with the Houston Texans this season for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Due to the uncertainties surrounding Watson’s legal difficulties, the transaction did not happen before the deadline. Mike Florio, among others, expects the team will pursue Watson (and maybe other star older quarterbacks like as Russell Wilson) this summer.

Instead of sticking to Brian Flores’ (apparently good) plan, Ross has opted to throw his franchise into disarray once again.

It’s eerily similar to George Steinbrenner’s real-life activities during the awful old New York Yankee days in the 1980s and 1990s. It also sounds somewhat like Larry David’s legendary screaming and raving Steinbrenner impersonation on Seinfeld.

Pro Football Reference provided all stats.

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