For most of the 2019 season, the Miami Dolphins have failed to do much of anything in the second half. In fact, heading into Week 6’s matchup vs the Washington Redskins, the Dolphins have been outscored 80-0. And although the infamous t-word continues to surround Miami’s 2019 season, the coaching staff will continue to do whatever it takes to remain competitive.
Even if that means turning to 36-year old QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
— josh houtz (@houtz) October 13, 2019
The man known as #Fitzmagic came into the game deep into the third quarter and lit a fire under Miami’s anemic offense. The Dolphins drove downfield to bring the game within two-points late in the fourth quarter. Fortunately for those fans that continue to root for Miami to tank in favor of Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins were unable to convert the two-point conversion, as the team fell to 0-5 on the season.
— Miami Dolphins on Sports Illustrated (@DolphinMaven) October 13, 2019
Fitzpatrick played well enough to at least earn some consideration as the Dolphins’ starting QB next week vs the Buffalo Bills. After all, he completed 12/18 for 136-yards and 1 touchdown.
This comes a few days after HC Brian Flores announced Rosen would be the team’s starting QB moving forward.
Here’s what Flores had to say on the Dolphins’ QB situation late last week.
“It’s settled. I like where Josh (Rosen) is. I think he’s improving on a week-to-week basis. I think he’s a young, talented player, and I think he needs to get in there and develop and get reps and just improve. I think if we could – when he’s scrambling and if he can throw the ball away, that would be an improvement. It’s something we’ve talked about a lot and hopefully if I say it to you guys, maybe he’ll listen, but that’s something – amongst a lot of other things. Just decision-making, accuracy and making good decisions. I like where Josh (Rosen) is and hopefully he just continues to improve today, tomorrow and over the course of the season.”
It will be interesting to see where the Dolphins go moving forward. But for now, the fans fully embrace the ‘Tank For Tua’.
Brian Flores said Josh Rosen is still the Dolphins starter. The change today came because they were trying to win a game and Rosen wasn’t playing well.
Flores said Rosen was disappointed when he pulled him, but he got excited when Fitz led scoring drives.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 13, 2019