Dolphins coach Brian Flores is not concerned about his own status within the franchise despite losing the team for their seventh straight game on Sunday.
Asked about his job security after Miami’s 26-11 loss to the Bills, Flores replied: “I’m just worried about the players,” Flores said. “I worry about improving them, helping them improve. So no [I’m not worried about job security], ” by Marcel Louis-Jacques from ESPN.
Flores met owner Stephen Ross and general manager Chris Grier after Sunday’s loss, which he always has. However, Flores declined to disclose what was discussed.
The Dolphins were among the NFL’s biggest surprises last season, finishing the year 10-6. As they opened this season with a Week 1 victory over the Patriots, they’ve struggled ever since, with rumors swirling about the squad’s plan for quarterback.
Flores has stated publicly on several occasions that Tua Tagovailoa is the Miami starter going forward, but the Dolphins have also been linked with current Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the Texans and Dolphins have kept in touch over a Watson-centric deal.
However, last week Peter King of NBC Sports reported that Ross was not pushing franchise football staff to trade for Watson.
The Texans haven’t faced Watson this season and have no plans to play him. He faces 22 civil suits and 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual assault or sexual misconduct during sessions with various massage therapists in the Houston area.
The NFL is investigating Watson’s conduct, as are local police. There is also an open grand jury investigation into the criminal misconduct.
With Sunday’s loss, Flores fell to 16-24 in his first 40 games with Miami. The Dolphins face the Texans on November 7.
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