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Brian Flores fired after 3 playoff-less seasons with Dolphins

Miami owner Stephen Ross says ‘key dynamics of our football organization weren’t functioning at a level I want it to be’
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores directs his team during the second half of an NFL...
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores directs his team during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)(AP)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 9:56 AM EST
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Brian Flores has been fired after three playoff-less seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins announced the move Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the team defeated the Patriots 33-24 in Sunday's regular-season finale to sweep New England for the first time in 21 years.

"I made a decision today to part ways with Brian Flores," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement. "After evaluating where we are as an organization and what we need going forward to improve, I determined that key dynamics of our football organization weren't functioning at a level I want it to be and felt that this decision was in the best interest of the Miami Dolphins."

Flores was 24-25 in three seasons and led the Dolphins to back-to-back winning records each of the last two years, but it didn't translate into postseason appearances.

Despite winning eight of their final nine games after a 1-7 start to the season, the Dolphins finished third in the AFC East Division and never finished better than second in the division.

"I believe we have a talented young roster in place and have the opportunity to be much better in 2022," Ross said. "I want to thank Brian for his hard work and wish him nothing but the best in his future."

Flores was hired in 2019 after spending 15 seasons as an assistant under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. He was 4-2 against his former boss.

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