The Miami Dolphins moved to 5-3 on the season with their fourth-straight win, this time a Week 9 34-31 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was another good performance from the Dolphins, who overcame COVID-19 protocols for five coaches and a player, the top two running backs being sidelined prior to the game, one of the starting wide receivers getting injured during the game, and their starting tight end sustaining a concussion during the game. The team is playing well, playing together, and making a statement in the AFC East.
With another win for the season, the Dolphins have now reached as many wins in the first of the 2020 season as they had all of last season. Things are moving in the right direction for the Dolphins.
The NFL needs to acknowledge Brian Flores, head coach of the dolphins should be in the coach of the year talk around the league. This team last season was “the worst to ever play the game” won five games last year, then this year, they benched their veteran starting quarterback to move to an unproven rookie despite having won their last two games. Since the move, Miami has extended the win streak to four, have looked like a team that is rallying around their rookie quarterback, and making statement wins. Flores has done a wonderful job through the first half of the season, and he needs to be recognized for it.
Tua Tagovailoa was sensational in the win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. He finished the game 20-for-28 for 248 yards with two touchdowns, giving him a 122.3 passer rating. He also added 35 yards on seven carries. He showed that he is ready to be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins and that Flores knew what he was doing when he made the change.
The road ahead though for Flores and company looks bright and let’s see how these next couple weeks pan out for this stingy Miami Dolphins team.