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Steelers News: Don’t ask Dolphins coach Brian Flores about Minkah Fitzpatrick

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 8 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Miami Dolphins this week we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Dolphins head coach doesn’t want to talk about Minkah Fitzpatrick anymore.

Let’s get to the news:

  • He has moved on folks. Yes, I’m talking about Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Minkah Fitzpatrick. The funny thing about it is he was the one who decided to trade Fitzpatrick, but what does that matter?

Dolphins coach Brian Flores has ‘moved on’ from Minkah Fitzpatrick trade to Steelers

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Brian Flores isn’t interested in rehashing history.

It has been nearly six weeks since the Miami Dolphins traded second-year defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, a former No. 11 overall draft pick, to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Dolphins face the Steelers on Monday night at Heinz Field, the first-year Dolphins head coach would rather not talk about the past.

“It’s something that happened. We’ve moved on as a team,” Flores said Thursday on a conference call with Pittsburgh reporters. “We’ve worked on ourselves and building and improving on a day-to-day basis. That’s where the focus is. If you start to think about anything other than that or this happened or why did that happen … we put our energy in other places.”

Such as winning a game, something the Dolphins haven’t done with or without Fitzpatrick. They are 0-6 on the season, losing two games with Fitzpatrick patrolling their secondary and four without him.

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  • Whether the Steelers are taking the 0-6 Dolphins lightly is anyone’s guess, but the players are saying all the right things.

Steelers insist they aren’t taking 0-6 Dolphins lightly

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Maybe it’s because the Pittsburgh Steelers have won just two of their first six games themselves, or perhaps memories of 2018 defeats to bottom feeders Oakland and Denver still linger. Regardless of why, though, the Steelers insist they are not looking past the winless Miami Dolphins.

Miami is 0-6 heading into Monday night’s game at Heinz Field.

“They are going to be awful hard to beat, because they play,” Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner said, referring to the Dolphins’ effort. “And they are going to play well. They can look at their situation and say ‘We’re young,’ and they’ve had some transition, but they have been close to winning some games lately.”

After being outscored, 163-26, in losing all of their September games, the Dolphins have been much more competitive after their bye. In two games since the bye – and since switching from Josh Rosen back to veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami has a mere minus-11 point differential.

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Frustrated Antonio Brown has active morning on Twitter

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

Receiver Antonio Brown continues to wait for his next opportunity, and he continues to be justifiably frustrated by the fact that the NFL’s slow-moving investigation is essentially keeping Brown suspended without pay.

A day after Brown tweeted (and deleted) a suggestion that he’s being blackballed by the league and separately seemed to concede that he won’t play again until 2020, Brown embarked on an extended Twitter Q&A that was, to say the least, interesting.

He touched on various issues, from accusing Patriots trainers of stealing the football with which he scored his only touchdown with the team to expressing interest in playing for the Ravens to indicating that he wanted to play for the 49ers but that they weren’t interested to blaming the media for his current predicament to making it clear he has no interest in the XFL or CFL to repeatedly declining requests from radio stations to join their shows on Friday morning.

Brown also had this assessment regarding his parting message to Raiders fans: “Sorry it didn’t work bought crib out there was ready to go to work but I was to much steak for a chicken plan.”

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