By Lisa Johnson //@LJ1303
Baltimore Ravens 59 – Miami Dolphins 10
The Dolphins opened up the 2019 NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens. A team that the Dolphins often have a tough time winning against. Today brought new meaning to tough time.
Coming into the game, first time Head Coach Brian Flores was looking for his team to make a fast start. Instead, he watched a complete team melt-down. The Ravens scored on their first four possessions. Pretty much putting this game away at half-time.
The Dolphins only managed 10 points before the half. Those points came from a 54-yard field goal by kicker Jason Sanders, then late into the second quarter, starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found wide receiver Preston Williams for a 6-yard touchdown.
Those were the only points the Dolphins would see for the remainder of the game. Why? Because the route was on. The Raven’s dominating performance ended with a 59-10 win over the Dolphins. QB Lamar Jackson was 17/20 for 324 yards and 5 Touchdowns, with a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
After the game, Coach Flores solely took the blame. When asked what he thought about his teams’ performance, Coach Flores replied, “[It] starts with me. I have to do a better job, the coaching staff has to do a better job. We’ll get into the tape tomorrow and continue to fix this.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, along with other players, tried to keep a positive outlook after the game. Fitzpatrick was quoted as saying, “I think the only thing we can do moving forward is continue to try to string good practices together and continue to keep a positive attitude, and in doing that, hope that the results follow.”
Dolphins fans around the globe chimed in after the loss. Many are saying this is the worst Dolphins team we have seen in a decade. While others are 100% clear that this team is tanking on purpose. One thing that remains true is that fans need to be ready. Buckle up Dolphins fans. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
— Paul Hotaling (@itspaulieho) September 8, 2019
*As we went to press. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, says that sources have told him that several Dolphins players have contacted their agents and requested to be traded out of Miami. The Dolphins have denied that they have heard from any players agents.
Amid report from PFT that several Dolphins today told their agents to attempt to engineer trades to get them out of Miami, Dolphins say nobody has requested a trade
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 8, 2019
If this is true, things could get even messier in Miami, and that is the last thing fans want.
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