The Miami Dolphins are hoping for the Los Angeles Chargers to defeat the New England Patriots and speed up their process of signing Pats’ linebacker coach Brian Flores.
According to several sources, the Dolphins organization and its general manager Chris Grier are keen on landing a prospective coach, who has been their first choice ever since starting to look the replacement for Adam Gase.
The Dolphins interviewed Flores back on 4th of January, and he was the first among all of the candidates to have a direct talk with the franchise from Florida.
The thing which separates Flores from all other candidates was the fact that his leadership skills are by far his best quality, and that is something that GM Grier wanted right from the beginning. Though, his coaching skills can’t be underestimated.
He was with the Patriots right from the start of his career and won three Super Bowls under Bill Belichick. Throughout his time at Foxborough, he had several duties, from scouting assistant, scout, special teams coaching assistant, assistant coach offense and special teams in 2010, to defensive assistant and safeties coach in 2012.
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Since 2016 he was working as a linebacker coach and this season, Flores is in charge of defensive playcalling after Matt Patricia took over the Detroit Lions, and in fact, was the defensive coordinator of the Patriots, just unofficially.
His versatility, and the fact that he went through all the stages one head coach should make him the best choice for the struggling Miami. One other thing might be of importance in this case. General manager Grier also had the same start in the NFL, as the scout of the Patriots and later had a similar way in his early beginnings.
Dolphins need someone to wake this team up, and to make some radical changes if necessary. After a solid start this season, they finished 7-9, failing to win in each of their final three games. When looking in general, both offense and defense were pretty bad, with the attack being second to the last, and defense setting the negative franchise record with yards allowed, 6,257.
If Brian Flores becomes the Dolphins head coach, he would be the first African-American coach in their history.
After all the mentioned, the question stands, is he the person who can improve the mediocre Dolphins?