2019 Miami Dolphins season
The 2019 season is the Miami Dolphins' 50th in the National Football League, their 54th overall and their first under head coach Brian Flores. They will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from the 2018 season, finish with a winning record for the first time since 2016 and become the first team to play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. For the first time since 2011, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will not be on the roster, as he was traded to the Tennessee Titans on March 15, 2019. The trade reunited Tannehill with long-time Dolphin Cameron Wake, who signed with Tennessee via free agency four days prior.
|2019 Miami Dolphins season|
|Head coach||Brian Flores|
|General manager||Chris Grier|
|Owner||Stephen M. Ross|
|Home field||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Division place||4th AFC East|
Early in the season, the Dolphins have received criticism for deliberately losing games in hopes of getting a better draft position. As of Week 3, the Dolphins have traded key contributors including recent first round picks Laremy Tunsil and Minkah Fitzpatrick.
- 1 Offseason coaching change
- 2 Draft
- 3 Staff
- 4 Current roster
- 5 Preseason
- 6 Regular season
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Offseason coaching changeEdit
The Dolphins fired head coach Adam Gase on December 31, 2018, after the team missed the playoffs for a second-straight season and finished 2018 with a 7–9 record. The Dolphins conducted multiple interviews, but were linked to New England Patriots linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores but had to wait to hire him until after the Patriots were out of the NFL playoffs due to league rules. On February 4, 2019, the day after Super Bowl LIII, the team announced Flores as their thirteenth head coach. The Dolphins announced the majority of Flores' coaching staff on February 8, 2019, including Chad O'Shea as offensive coordinator, Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator, Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator, and Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. On July 29, 2019, just four days into Dolphins camp, Flores sent a quick message by firing the OL Coach Pat Flaherty that he had hired in the spring and replacing him with team analyst Dave DeGuglielmo. Flores had deemed Flaherty to be ineffective in implementing the team’s new system.
|2||Traded to the Arizona Cardinals|
|4||Traded to the New Orleans Saints|
|5||151||Andrew Van Ginkel||LB||Wisconsin|
|6||202||Isaiah Prince||OT||Ohio State|
|7||233||Chandler Cox||Full Back||Auburn|
|234||Myles Gaskin||Running Back||Washington|
Miami Dolphins staff
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
Brian Hampton of Venice Florida has been named special teams consultant.
Miami Dolphins roster
|1||Atlanta Falcons||W 34–27||1–0||Hard Rock Stadium||Recap|
|2||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 14–16||1–1||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||W 22–7||2–1||Hard Rock Stadium||Recap|
|4||at New Orleans Saints||W 16–13||3–1||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Recap|
|Week||Date||Kickoff (ET)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||September 8||1:00 p.m.||Baltimore Ravens||L 10–59||0–1||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS||Recap|
|2||September 15||1:00 p.m.||New England Patriots||L 0–43||0–2||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS||Recap|
|3||September 22||1:00 p.m.||at Dallas Cowboys||L 6–31||0–3||AT&T Stadium||Fox||Recap|
|4||September 29||1:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Chargers||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|6||October 13||1:00 p.m.||Washington Redskins||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|7||October 20||1:00 p.m.||at Buffalo Bills||New Era Field||CBS|
|8||8:15 p.m.||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||ESPN|
|9||November 3||1:00 p.m.||New York Jets||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|10||November 10||4:05 p.m.||at Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||CBS|
|11||November 17||1:00 p.m.||Buffalo Bills||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|12||November 24||1:00 p.m.||at Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||CBS|
|13||December 1||1:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|14||December 8||1:00 p.m.||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|15||December 15||1:00 p.m.||at New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|16||December 22||1:00 p.m.||Cincinnati Bengals||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|17||December 29||1:00 p.m.||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||CBS|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times from Weeks 6–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling, for the exception of Week 8, which occurs on Monday Night Football.
Week 1: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit
The Dolphins gave up 49 yards on the first play from scrimmage and 643 on the game, the most yards any Dolphins team has surrendered in a single game in franchise history.
Week 2: vs. New England PatriotsEdit
at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Week 3: at Dallas CowboysEdit
Week 4: vs. Los Angeles ChargersEdit
at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Date: September 29
- Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
- TV: CBS
|New England Patriots||3||0||0||1.000||2–0||3–0||106||17||W3|
|New York Jets||0||3||0||.000||0–2||0–3||33||70||L3|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||West||3||0||0||1.000||1–0||3–0||.444||.444||W3|
|5||New England Patriots||East||3||0||0||1.000||2–0||3–0||.000||.000||W3|
|In the hunt|
|8||Los Angeles Chargers||West||1||2||0||.333||0–0||1–1||.722||.667||L2|
|15||New York Jets||East||0||3||0||.000||0–2||0–3||.778||.000||L3|
- Patra, Kevin (December 31, 2018). "Miami Dolphins fire head coach Adam Gase". NFL.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
- Nogle, Kevin (February 4, 2019). "Dolphins introduce Brian Flores as head coach". The Phinsider. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Nogle, Kevin (February 8, 2019). "Dolphins announce Brian Flores coaching staff". The Phinsider. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- Jackson, Barry (July 29, 2019). "Flores sends a message with firing of offensive line coach just days into Dolphins camp". miamiherald.com. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
- Lions trade DT Akeem Spence to Dolphins ESPN, May 3, 2018
- Habib, Hal. "Bounce back or we're going to fold': Miami Dolphins' defense already at crossroads". jacksonville.com. Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 9 September 2019.