Brian Flores Didn’t See the Point in Playing Tua Tagovailoa in Mop-Up Duty

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Some Miami Dolphin fans have recently clamored for Brian Flores to start Tua Tagovailoa over Ryan Fitzpatrick. At least in the short run, Flores was justified in his decision as the Dolphins shellacked the 49ers on Sunday. This victory was especially impressive given that Miami was an 8-point underdog playing on the road.

Flores was asked why he did not play his rookie, drafted fifth overall, in the game once it had been effectively decided.

“It’s not something that I’m really thinking about,” Flores said Monday, via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post. “I don’t know what we really get out of that, in my opinion … If he gets a couple of snaps in a game, I’m not sure — we’re running the ball the whole time. If we want to give it to him and let him hand the ball off, I guess maybe that will make some people happy, but I just don’t see any real point in that. That’s just my opinion.”

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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