Brian Flores-led Dolphins turnaround flourishing while Adam Gase's Jets crumble - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Tua Tagovailoa makes his NFL debut as he comes in late in the fourth quarter and completes his first pass. (0:23)
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Twenty months ago, the Miami Dolphins picked Brian Flores to lead a daunting rebuild. Fast forward to Sunday's 24-0 victory over the New York Jets, and it's becoming clear that the Dolphins made the right decision.
Miami's turnaround is flourishing while Adam Gase, the coach the Dolphins fired and the Jets immediately hired, is watching his team crumble and his job security loosen more every week.
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The Dolphins (3-3) won back-to-back games by double digits for the first time since 2015, and even without playing their best football they beat down their wounded division rival. That's what good teams do, and for the first time in the Flores era, it's time to start asking: Are the Dolphins ... good?
Ryan Fitzpatrick started off hot, throwing three first-half touchdowns, and was slightly subdued by two interceptions to follow, but the most impressive part of the Dolphins' performance was a dominant defense that shut out the anemic Jets. And Tua Tagovailoa got his first NFL action in garbage time, a great prize for Dolphins fans eagerly waiting to see their future franchise quarterback get some playing time.
It was the Dolphins' first shutout since Nov. 2, 2014, over the San Diego Chargers. It's even sweeter ...
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