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  1. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores isn’t making a final decision on who will start at quarterback this year, but he dropped another hint that it probably won’t be Josh Rosen. Flores, speaking hypothetically about quarterback decisions, suggested that sometimes it’s best for a more experienced player to play because the younger option “is not ready.” “That case could be made [to play] the older guy. The case could be also made that the younger guy is not ready,” Flores said, via Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I understand that thought process. But I’m the one dealing with the individual player. Sometimes guys are not ready. The whole sink or swim mentality — it’s easy for somebody on the outside to say. But for that individual player and the best interest of that individual person, that might not be the case. “For those who are not in the trenches, dealing with the day-to-day, they wouldn’t understand that. If a guy is ready to be out there, we’ll put him out there. If he’s not, we won’t put hi
  2. The Miami Dolphins will honor the memory of late franchise icon Nick Buoniconti with a helmet decal that will be worn throughout the 2019 NFL season. The team made the official announcement on Wednesday with a statement, in which it’s noted that Buoniconti is the first Dolphins Hall of Famer to pass away. It also marks the first time the organization has honored a deceased player with a helmet decal. The sticker, featuring the initials “NAB,” will be worn for the first time during the Dolphins’ regular-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 8. Buoniconti passed away on July 30 at the age of 78 after dealing with health issues attributed to dementia. The linebacker, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, spent his final seven NFL seasons with the Dolphins. Buoniconti, a member of the team’s “No Name Defense,” was a key member of the 1972 Dolphins team that posted a perfect 17-0 record while winning Super Bowl VII. Buoniconti went on to enjoy a successful career
  3. Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores made some telling remarks this week about Josh Rosen, and the case be made his comments indicate that Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely be under center come Week 1 as the team’s starting quarterback. It’s long been expected that the journeyman Fitzpatrick would assume the top spot on the depth chart as opposed to Rosen, the second-year quarterback acquired in an offseason trade with the Arizona Cardinals. Given the belief that Fitzpatrick has a stranglehold on the starting quarterback spot, what Flores had to say about Rosen’s development arguably all but assures the young signal-caller will be relegated to backup status when the regular season kicks off. “That case could be made [to play] the older guy. The case could be also made that the younger guy is not ready,” Flores said,  via Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel . “I understand that thought process. But I’m the one dealing with the individual player. Sometimes guys are not ready. The whole sink or swim menta
  4. Kenny Stills was openly critical of the NFL’s new partnership with Roc Nation on Monday, so it’s fair to wonder if the Miami Dolphins wide receiver was irritated when a series of Jay-Z songs played at the start of practice the following day. At the very least, Stills knew it was coming. Dolphins head coach Brian Flores picks the soundtrack for practice, and he chose eight straight Jay-Z songs to kick things off on Tuesday. Some wondered if he was sending a message to Stills, but a team spokesperson says Stills knew the songs would be played and Flores did not mean anything by it. Flores has yet to explain his reasoning, but one Dolphins reporter speculated that the coach may have been trying to prepare Stills for potential distractions he will have to deal with. Stills said Monday that the NFL’s partnership with Jay-Z’s company is “not something I agree with or respect.” The veteran also made headlines earlier in the month when he challenged Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ support of Donald Trump. Stills has be
  5. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has been an outspoken critic of the NFL’s newfound relationship with hip-hop icon Jay-Z. Stills himself also took part in the Colin Kaepernick-led protests during the national anthem. Needless to say, the veteran receiver has been a hot topic around South Beach in recent days. What we saw during Tuesday’s practice added yet another layer to the story. For some reason, head coach Brian Flores decided to play eight consecutive Jay-Z songs to start the session. “A Dolphins spokesperson said new coach Brian Flores picks the music, and Stills was aware about the music before practice,” Safid Deen of the Sun Sentinel reported. “The playlist was not intended to challenge Stills’ stance on Jay-Z’s NFL deal or undermine Stills’ consistent efforts to raise awareness about issues like social inequality and racial injustices.” Even if it wasn’t to send a message, there’s certainly something cryptic about Flores’ song selection. One has to wonder what type of message he was sendi