Brian Flores, head coach of the dolphins, said on Friday: "I have a good team There is a difference in the game, especially if this game was Miami's 59-10 defeat of the Ravens, with the most points and most meters (643) the dolphins have given up in their history. Brian Flores on Sunday: "We have problems with offensive, defense and special teams."
The dolphins refuel no matter how often they insist, and this is what the refueling looks like: a 53-man roster with a majority of players (27) still on their rookie contracts, including 15 players who had never before appeared in an NFL game. Dolphins-Ravens was the next thing we'll ever know to find out the answer to this old chestnut about what could happen when a college powerhouse plays against an NFL team, and it was brutal. Miami allowed touchdowns on Baltimore's first four possessions and the first six of seven. They allowed games of 49, 47, 83, 33 and 60 meters, all before half time.
But do not let anyone say that these dolphins are good at anything:
Refueling is like cross-country skiing on a Greyhound bus. Sure, it may eventually get you where you want to go, but it's chaotic and unpleasant and unpleasant. It stinks, all the time you want to not be there, and not everyone who goes along will make it to the end.
"It's a loss you do not want to experience that you do not want to attend," said center and team captain Daniel Kilgore, one of the few veterans in the team. He did not mean it like that – he meant it in the sense of a better and smarter game to make sure that does not happen again – but many other players seem to have ideas of an escape.
According to a League source with knowledge of the situation, several Dolphins players have contacted their agents after losing the season opener on Sunday and instructing them to try to develop another craft. The players believe that the coaching staff, despite claiming that they are trying to win, are not seriously interested in competitions and victories, and are apparently of the opinion that the dolphins will take their lumps to lay the foundation. True, it does Tua Tagovailoa is at an enviable design price, but a real, tedious refueling, as the dolphins do and apparently do successfully, has potential Monkey's Paw side effects. To be really bad, a team has to sacrifice quality in most positions, which means that not even one or two great designs are enough to mend all the holes in a squad and turn things around. And there is always the risk that the stink of losing in a franchise will persist and last for generations. There are more than a few examples in the league that I could point out and the Dolphins fans should fear that they are imitating.
But for the fans, that's the main thing about refueling, is not it? It's a shit. It means bad football and nothing to lean on. It means finding other ways to spend your Sundays with other teams. The Associated Press estimated that the stalls in Miami were half empty on Sunday despite the announced selloff – about 30,000 people had tickets for the opening day and said no, I have better things to do.
They were right, but at least they had a choice. Let's go into the Dolphins locker room to see how everyone deals with it:
Afterwards, Flores challenged his players to let their utter desperation sink in on them. Several of these players rolled their eyes when he said it, by the way, not to buy the approach.
It only gets worse before it gets better. That's how refueling works by definition, but it's also a threat.