Miami Dolphins Players, NFL Players Shocked Over Brian Flores’ Firing

The Monday after the NFL regular season is known as Black Monday because it is the day when many head coaches lose their jobs.  

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, who played against each other in the last regular season game, both cleaned house by firing head coach Matt Nagy, general manager Ryan Pacehead coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman respectively. 

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Then, the Miami Dolphins pulled off a move that shocked everyone as they fired head coach Brian Flores. This decision was a surprise to many as Flores led the team to a 19-14 record over the last two seasons and they had won eight of their last nine games of the season after starting 1-7, according to Yahoo Sports

“I want to thank the Miami Dolphins organization for the opportunity to be the head coach of this team for the last three seasons,” Flores said in a statement. “I am grateful most of all for the players, coaches and support staff who gave everything they had on a daily basis to help us win games. They deserve the credit for any success on the field, and it was the honor of a lifetime for me to go to work with them every day.” 

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The players he coached had strong reactions about him getting the axe. 

Other NFL players shared their thoughts as well. 

With Flores no longer in the picture, the Dolphins will have to find their ninth head coach since 2005, according to Yahoo Sports.  

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