Before the 2019 NFL season kicked off, Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores assured reporters and fans that his team is not tanking.
After one half of play, it looks like he was lying.
Miami entered halftime with a 42-10 deficit to the Baltimore Ravens. Lamar Jackson torched the Miami secondary for 200 yards and four passing touchdowns in just 30 minutes of play.
Losing by 32 points in the season-opener, fans decided they had better things to do than watch the second half of the Dolphins-Ravens game.
Dolphins fans walked right out of the stadium, leaving plenty of seats open for the second half.
Check it out.
Halftime is over and yet still some seats available. pic.twitter.com/bLB1oTW7Dh
— DEC Management (@davidcanter) September 8, 2019
It’s not a great sign that fans don’t want to watch the first game of the season.
Miami now trails 49-10 after Lamar Jackson’s fifth touchdown pass of the day. Brian Flores and company can say they aren’t tanking, but it’s clear they put together one of the worst teams in recent NFL history.
Perhaps the team will have something to look forward to come April.