Multiple Dolphins Players Already Seeking Trades After 59-10 Loss to Ravens

The Dolphins let Ravens quarterback throw five touchdown passes

Report: Multiple Dolphins Players Already Seeking Trades After 59-10 Beatdown
A pair of Miami Dolphins fans wear bags on their heads. (Eric Espada/Getty)
By Evan Bleier / September 9, 2019 9:15 am

No matter how you slice it, it was not a good first outing for new Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores.

In his first game on the sideline for the Dolphins, Flores watched his team give up nearly 60 points at home to the Baltimore Ravens during a lopsided 59-1o beatdown.

Even for a Miami team that is tanking for a shot at drafting Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, it was a very, very bad look.

Things were so bad in the immediate aftermath of the game — which saw Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throw five touchdowns and two Baltimore players score two TDs apiece — that multiple Dolphins players contacted their agents after the blowout loss and directed them to try to engineer trades out of Miami, according to ProFootballTalk.

“The players believe that the coaching staff, despite claiming that they intend to try to win, aren’t serious about competing and winning and by all appearances have bought into the notion that the Dolphins will take their lumps now in the hopes of laying the foundation via high draft picks for building a successful team later,” according to PFT’s Mike Florio.

Things got so bad for Miami that the Ravens even put in backup quarterback Robert Griffin III — and he threw a TD.

‘‘It starts with me,’’ said Flores, New England’s former defensive play-caller, said after the game. ‘‘I’ve got to do a better job of coaching this team.’’

That’s an understatement.

It doesn’t get any easier in Week 2 for the Dolphins as they will be playing host to the New England Patriots and their newest weapon, Antonio Brown.

As for the Ravens, they’re hosting the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 and are currently favored by 13 points.

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