Where Brian Flores ranks in Dolphins head coach history

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  • Miami Dolphins
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  • Brian Flores
    Brian Flores
    American football coach

The Miami Dolphins decided to fire head coach Brian Flores following their ninth win of the season that came in Week 18 against the New England Patriots.

Flores’ three seasons with the team didn’t go exactly the way he would’ve hoped. They had different offensive coordinators and a different offensive line coach every year, and some of the team’s top draft picks never developed into the players they were expected to be.

While the drafting can partially fall on general manager Chris Grier, who is reportedly safe from being fired at this time, the goal of a coach is to be a contender for a championship. In his tenure, Miami was never that.

At this point, it’s a good time to reflect on Flores’ time in Miami and compare him to his predecessors. Here’s a ranking of the all full-time Dolphins head coaches based on their winning percentage.

1. Don Shula (1970-1995) - .659

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  • Regular season record: 257-133-2

  • Postseason appearances: 16

  • Postseason record: 17-14

  • Super Bowls: 2

2. Dave Wannstedt (2000-2004) - .575

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  • Regular season record: 42-31

  • Postseason appearances: 2

  • Postseason record: 1-2

  • Super Bowls: 0

3. Jimmy Johnson (1996-1999) - .563

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  • Regular season record: 36-28

  • Postseason appearances: 3

  • Postseason record: 2-3

  • Super Bowls: 0

4. Brian Flores (2019-2021) - .490

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  • Regular season record: 24-25

  • Postseason appearances: 0

  • Postseason record: N/A

  • Super Bowls: 0

5. Adam Gase (2016-2018) - .479

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  • Regular season record: 23-25

  • Postseason appearances: 1

  • Postseason record: 0-1

  • Super Bowls: 0

6. Tony Sparano (2008-2011) - .475

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  • Regular season record: 29-32

  • Postseason appearances: 1

  • Postseason record: 0-1

  • Super Bowls: 0

7. Nick Saban (2005-2006) - .469

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  • Regular season record: 15-17

  • Postseason appearances: 0

  • Postseason record: N/A

  • Super Bowls: 0

8. Joe Philbin (2012-2015) - .462

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  • Regular season record: 24-28

  • Postseason appearances: 0

  • Postseason record: N/A

  • Super Bowls: 0

9. George Wilson (1966-1969) - .278

  • Regular season record: 15-39-2

  • Postseason appearances: 0

  • Postseason record: N/A

  • Super Bowls: 0

10. Cam Cameron (2007) - .063

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  • Regular season record: 1-15

  • Postseason appearances: 0

  • Postseason record: N/A

  • Super Bowls: 0

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