Your Miami Dolphins. Mine. Are chronically ill with a debilitating sickness. 100%, no doubt, we're witnessing a leadership problem manifesting itself. As bad as some players might be, this isn't all about talent. We can be better than this. Move a lot of these players to other teams and, as usual, they will start to perform better. This is a leadership problem. There could be division among the leadership. There could be pure inadequacy in terms of hiring personnel at all levels. It's probably both with a nice helping of bad culture as a result, all of it stemming from Ross. This is leadership, and sadly, it means this is a profound, core issue and Miami is going to be a rotten, under-performing team, until it's resolved. There's no point in even playing until the leadership issue is resolved. They will play, of course. They have to. Forget about winning seasons though. Mark it. Book it. Is it Ross? At least partially. Leadership trickles down. Sometimes it pours down in torrents. We've seen these same issues with different coaches, GMs etc. There's a continuance here that leads back to Ross. He has set up some horrible leadership structures in the past. I suspect some of that still continues in his interactions with Flores and Grier, if not others. They'll have to say yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir. And while he remains the top man, he will continue to exert an influence. Does he sell the team? Not likely. The only hope is that he realises he's part of the problem and he finds one man, give him complete control of the team, and let's that man be the top man. That could change the culture. That's the best hope, anyway. Is it Grier? At least in large part, yes. Weird draft choices, too many misses, weird stuff going on with picking up and then releasing FAs. It's a mess. And then there's the question raised on the other thread about what happened with Tua getting thrown in mid way last season in a move that surprised many. Was that Flores? He doesn't seem like the type to flip 180 on things he's been repeating like the best man starts. The fact he would pull Tua and put in Fitz to win also leans that way. That all suggests someone else made the call to put Tua in and he had to obey. Was that Ross? Maybe. Was it Grier? Maybe. If Ross overruled Grier and Flores to put Tua in, the Dolphins are done - stick a fork in them. If Grier did, because of pressure etc. then did he do it with Ross' approval or based on authority he wields? He might have persuaded Ross, or he might be the top man in the org. Either way, Grier needs to go. You CANNOT undermine the Head Coach and make him a liar in front of his players. Is it Flores? He's the head coach so it will be some of him too, but it's hard to say how much. It depends on how much his hands are tied. Has he been able to hire his own staff? Has he been forced to play certain players? Flores is new, he's from a different football tree. Flores doesn't seem to be doing well on offense, but then, he has also been losing OC's left and right. If Flores is just inadequate then obviously he needs to go, but, if he's been undermined and hamstringed, then maybe, if given the chance to build in a way that adjusts for inadequacies, he could be a good top leader. Whatever the specifics, I 100% guarantee this is a leadership issue and questions about roster and player talent are totally and utterly irrelevant. There is NO player or group of players that would fix this. They would become worse here. We've got bad commanders steering the ship. The Dolphins will be playing this season. They have to. Forget about winning seasons though. This Miami team is sick in bed.