Brian Flores explains Dolphins’ bizarre two-point playcall
The Miami Dolphins fell to 0-5 on Sunday with a loss to the Washington Redskins, and they did so in cruel fashion.
After quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Josh Rosen, the Dolphins woke up on offense and rallied from a 17-3 deficit against the similarly winless Redskins. After making it 17-16 with virtually the last play of regulation, coach Brian Flores opted to go for two and the win.
The playcall was a bizarre screen pass of sorts to Kenyan Drake. Drake dropped the pass, and the Washington defense looked set to blow it up even if he’d caught it.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 13, 2019
Flores said the Dolphins had worked on the play all week, and Washington had simply defended it well.
Brian Flores said they were going for 2 the whole way if they scored the TD. He said they practiced that 2-point play all week, and he credited Washington for defending the play well. He said Kenyan Drake would have had to make a spectacular play to score even if he caught it.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 13, 2019
If that was the best Miami could do in terms of a two-point play, it’s not a good sign. It seemed quite convoluted and unlikely to succeed as drawn up, even if Drake had made the catch. Wonder if this play will end up as evidence in the Dolphins tanking investigation.