EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seemingly has become the front-runner for the vacant New York Giants' head coaching position.
Daboll got his second interview for the job in five days when he spent Tuesday with co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara, new general manager Joe Schoen and senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara at the team's headquarters.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed 1985 championship team member Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy Friday and Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their general manager job.
Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league after Miami fired Brian Flores and Houston fired David Culley.
The NFL has taken several steps to improve diversity among leadership positions, yet Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach after Brian Flores and David Culley were fired this week.
League officials say they want to see immediate improvement.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland for their vacant coach and GM jobs on Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio on Friday defended his decision to fire head coach David Culley after just one season, citing differences in opinion about the organization’s path forward.
HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley was fired as coach of the Houston Texans, a move that leaves the NFL with one Black head coach: Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin. Miami’s Brian Flores was fired this week after leading his team to a 9-8 record.
HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley spent 43 years as a college and NFL assistant before finally getting his first head coaching job with the Houston Texans.
He lasted just one season before being fired Thursday, a move that leaves the NFL with one Black head coach: Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The firing in Miami was a head scratcher, considering Brian Flores won eight of his last nine games and seemed to have the Dolphins moving firmly in the right direction. Not so much in Minnesota and Chicago, where both the coaches and general managers had long since worn out their welcome.
From the NFC North to the AFC East, the firings began almost immediately after the NFL's first 17-game season concluded.
The Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Monday following an 8-9 season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Back-to-back winning seasons were not enough for Brian Flores to keep his job as coach of the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins fired Flores on Monday, a somewhat surprising move that came less than 24 hours after the team finished a 9-8 season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins did something extremely rare this season. It won’t make the franchise’s list of proudest accomplishments.
Over the past 25 years, there had been 79 different instances of teams putting together winning streaks of at least seven consecutive games in the same season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had been winning so much the playoffs seemed an inevitability in coach Brian Flores' third season.
Once their history-making seven-game winning streak ended, the Dolphins needed a lot of help to keep those hopes alive only to be eliminated Sunday before their flight home landed.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The year was 2008. Brian Flores was elevated from his scouting role and became a full-fledged assistant coach with New England, in what would be Mike Vrabel’s final season playing linebacker for the Patriots.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Dolphins defense that intercepted Saints rookie Ian Book twice and sacked him eight times was probably enough to push Miami's winning streak to seven games.
Miami also got a big lift from rookie sensation Jaylen Waddle to outclass New Orleans on both sides of the ball.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Their kids are friends, even were classmates in some cases. All their wives are close with one another. The group has won together, lost together, celebrated Super Bowl championships together.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There’s nothing that impressive about a 5-7 record.
That is, unless it comes after a 1-7 start.
This is the mission for the Miami Dolphins this week, to get to 5-7 after losing seven of their first eight games to start a season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It may be a coincidence. It may be that the schedule got a little bit easier as the Miami Dolphins were getting a little bit healthier. Or perhaps the law of averages dictated that a few breaks had to start going their way.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins, after wins, change the wrapping on some elevator doors to display the most iconic image of their most recent victory.
The current photo, installed early Friday: a touchdown that didn’t count.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There was celebratory music coming from the Miami Dolphins locker room on Sunday afternoon, the first time that's happened this season.
The game was ugly. For the Dolphins, the result wasn't.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Realistic hope is gone. For the second time in three years, the Miami Dolphins are 1-7. No team in the history of the NFL has rallied from such a start to make the playoffs, or even found a way to finish with a winning record.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have been accustomed to losing games on field goals as the clock runs out.
Their seventh consecutive loss on Sunday was decided much earlier this time.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — As if Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t have enough worries overseeing a team in freefall and facing questions about his suddenly unsettled future given the swarm of speculation regarding Miami’s interest in acquiring Deshaun Watson.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have a new quarterback, one who hasn't played a snap in the NFL this season and set a slew of records in college.
It's not who many expected.
The only new quarterback development that Dolphins coach Brian Flores had to offer on Wednesday was this: Miami has signed former Central Connecticut State quarterback Jake Dolegata to its practice squad.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It has become a sad and unwanted tradition for the Miami Dolphins this season. The opposing team kicks a field goal on the game’s final play, begins celebrating a dramatic victory and the Dolphins can only watch in disbelief.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The story line has not changed over the last couple of months, nor did Miami coach Brian Flores’ answer on Friday from when he was first asked about the future of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa months ago.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Most NFL teams who are chosen to play in London take the following week off, a perk that gives minds and bodies a needed break after enduring two intercontinental flights that come in the span of three or four days.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The message for the Miami Dolphins right now is simultaneously clear and tricky: Do better, but not necessarily do more.
Translated, that’s the Dolphins’ way of telling players — even while mired in a five-game losing streak — to focus solely on their assignments right now and trust that the other 10 guys on the field at any given moment will do the same.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores is trying to do the right thing.
The coach of the Miami Dolphins hasn’t blamed his team’s 1-5 start on injuries, on not having Tua Tagovailoa for nearly four full games, on bad calls or anything else.
Barring a setback, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is ready for his comeback.
Tagovailoa returns to his starting role Sunday when the Dolphins play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, after missing most of the last four games — all of them Miami losses — with fractured ribs.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores is reasonably certain of this much: None of his players will be smoking cigarettes inside the Miami Dolphins locker room at halftime on Sunday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The bad comes in bunches for the Miami Dolphins.
At some point in each of the past four games, there has been a stretch where the Dolphins have given up at least 20 unanswered points.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami's defense had no answers for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The defending Super Bowl champions amassed 558 yards and put together six drives of 70-plus yards in a 45-17 rout of the Dolphins on Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady is facing another familiar opponent this week, minus the emotional element.
When Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host Miami on Sunday, he’ll see another coach on the opposite sideline who knows him very well.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores spent 15 years working in New England, which means he spent 15 years working alongside Tom Brady. He saw every trick teams threw at the Patriots in that span, saw how Brady handled every challenge.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins traded wide receiver and returner Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears on Tuesday.
Grant is going to the Bears in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade terms had not been announced.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have not gotten off to the worst four-game start on offense in the franchise’s 56-year history.
But it’s close.
They’re on pace to finish in the bottom 20% of the team’s single-season rankings in a slew of categories — including rushing yards, net passing yards per attempt, passing touchdowns and scoring.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Different week, same story. When the Miami Dolphins got desperate, they could move the ball. Otherwise, they couldn’t.
And a season that started with so much promise with a win at New England is already in trouble.
LAS VEGAS (AP) —
There are no moral victories in the eyes of the Miami Dolphins.
Despite rallying from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime, the Dolphins feel they let some plays get away from them in a 31-28 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and will not play Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis Wednesday, after initial tests suggested Tagovailoa was dealing with bruised ribs.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's bruised ribs are actually fractured ribs, and that means the Miami Dolphins will have a new starting quarterback this week when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For the Miami Dolphins, Sunday was bad. Monday was at least somewhat better.
A battery of tests run on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa failed to show any serious problems other than bruised ribs, raising at least the possibility that he could play next weekend when the Dolphins (1-1) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0).
Tua Tagovailoa was forced out by a rib injury. Carson Wentz hurt his right ankle. Andy Dalton had a knee issue, and Tyrod Taylor exited with a hamstring injury.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa never saw it coming.
And now, the Miami Dolphins aren't sure when they'll see their starting quarterback play again.
Tagovailoa was carted off the sideline during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Buffalo with a rib injury, getting knocked out in the second series.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller will be away from the team indefinitely while he deals with a personal issue, and has been ruled out of what would have been his season debut against Buffalo on Sunday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Austin Jackson believes people are entitled to make their own decisions about whether to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It’s a start.
The Miami Dolphins are in sole possession of first place in the AFC East for the first time in nearly three years, and in that spot after Week 1 for the first time since 1998.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins coach Brian Flores keeps things simple.
There’s no set pregame routine that he adheres to, no must-have meal before a game and no time wasted reminiscing over the past.