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Social Media Is Shocked Over Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores’ Firing Despite Winning Season

The team had a 9-8 record under him and with him being sacked, the NFL now only has two Black head coaches.

Following the stunning firing of Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, the social media world, including numerous former players, are reacting.

After a tweeted statement came down over the firing of Flores, who compiled a winning record with the Fins during the 2021 season (including a seven-game winning streak), defensive back Nik Needham tweeted, “Im Sick Af,” accompanied by a crying emoji.

Fellow defensive back Brandon Jones also tweeted his gratitude for having played under Flores: “Can’t Thank this man enough for taking a chance on me. Preciate everything Coach Flo!”

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But others on social media weren’t as wary about pointing out something fishy (no pun intended) about Flores’ firing.

The news of Flores’ firing came as a shock to many, considering he posted back-to-back winning seasons over the past two years. The Dolphins were also able to rally from a 1-7 start in 2021 to finish 9-8, including a 33-24 win against division foe New England to conclude the season.

The good news for Flores is he’s expected to be one of the top head coaching candidates out there once the next cycle of coach hiring begins.

With the firing, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Houston Texans head coach David Culley become the only Black head coaches in the NFL. That said, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich are also considered top candidates for head coaching positions during the upcoming offseason.

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