One thing for sure is that they had a big argument at halftime in the Titans game with both of them throwing F-bombs at each other, and Tua told Flores that he didn't know how to talk to players.
"The Miami question for me is, which I think they're going to find out if people are honest in the interview — a lot of people are never honest in the interview; they tell the owners what they want to hear," Lombardi began. "They tell the GMs what they want to hear. But if you're really honest, are you going to sit there and say, 'I can build a team around Tua'? Because that's what Ross wants to hear.https://www.si.com/nfl/dolphins/news/fo ... aking-news
"That's what Brian Flores wouldn't say. We've seen all the conversations that Flores basically had with Tua where Flores told Tua at halftime of the Tennessee game — this has all been reported — I don't think Flores was shy about telling him, 'Hey, I should have picked Mac Jones.' I don't think he was shy about telling him that. In fact, I know that he wasn't.
"I remember I said there was commentary between the head coach and Tua during the season and I wouldn't reveal what the conversation was. Well, the conversation was, 'Hey, if I'd have (known) you were going to be this bad, I would have picked Mac Jones.'
"So the next guy coming in, if Flores felt that way, how is the next guy going to come in and fix it? You say well, they're going to run an offense that suits what Tua does. They ARE running an offense that suits what Tua does. It's the only offense you CAN run. It's the only one you CAN run. You've got to run an RPO where he can throw little passes and run after the catch. So if (Brian) Daboll has any other options, I would think he would stay clear of Miami, only because he knows the pitfalls that (Flores) went through."
Lombardi took his comment back.