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The Miami Dolphins are keeping it in the division when it comes to their head coach search.

The Dolphins have focused their search on Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for the position and are expected to hire him, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

New England is still in the playoffs, so the Dolphins can't strike a deal officially with him until the Patriots are eliminated, but they intend to secure his services when able, Rapoport added.

A three-year letter-winning linebacker at Boston College, Flores has worked for the Patriots since 2004, first breaking into the organization in the personnel department as a scouting assistant and eventually transitioning into coaching as an assistant in 2008. He's served in a variety of roles: defensive assistant, offensive assistant/special teams coach, safeties coach and finally, linebackers coach. This season also saw him take over defensive playcalling duties after the departure of Matt Patricia, and the results bode well. New England finished seventh in the NFL in points allowed per game (20.3).

Overall, one fact is clear: Flores has traveled a winding, blue, red and silver road to this point and has gained the experience necessary for a head coaching job. With the backing of positive reviews from multiple Patriots staffers, per Rapoport, Miami has deemed him ready to take the position.

He'll be stepping into a franchise that might be in the midst of some change. The Dolphins finished 27th in the league in points allowed per game (27.1), navigated a treacherous road that included the team being forced to start Brock Osweiler at quarterback, and stumbled down the stretch to a 7-9 finish. They are expected to do some internal rebuilding and the organization believes Flores is the man to lead those efforts as the face of the franchise, Rapoport reported.

Upon confirmation of his hiring in Miami, Flores will become the second Patriots defensive playcaller to be hired as a head coach elsewhere in as many seasons.

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He's only 37, crazy. Also, apparently he wasn't their official DC either from what I read. 

I wouldn't be happy if I was a phins fan, but who knows. 

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That's 2 position coaches that might get HC jobs?

Pretty nutty off season already

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Kris Richard was the right move if they wanted young Defense guy. This is stupid if true.

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Belicheat planning on leaving the division?  Can't imagine he would like this if not (see Mangini)

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I thought they liked Richard?  Flores and Richard are both coaching this weekend and probably again next week.  Could be a wait. BTW, the source is Ian Rappaport so there is a 50% chance he is correct.

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25 minutes ago, Gen X Jet said:

Belicheat planning on leaving the division?  Can't imagine he would like this if not (see Mangini)

This is his way of sabotaging Miami.  They should hire Richard.  

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Is there any division as incestuous as the AFCE?

3 of the 4 coaches went directly from one team to the other and only team who didnt (Bills) had thier last coach come directly from a division rival 

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When will teams learn NE is all Brady, he makes all these coaches look good.  How many have to fail before the league catches on?

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13 hours ago, fullblast said:

Tannenbaum? Didn't Miami already can him?

No, just demoted. So basically Tanny and Grier are running the show, Grier may have a little more power now. Tanny still has Ross's ear though.

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btw, i am reading this news again today and still...  smh...  wow.

 

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I find it interesting that Flores hasn’t accepted the Dolphins yet. It’s a terrible first job to walk into IMO. 

Ross is an impatient owner and the team probably needs a three year rebuild. 

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That's 2 position coaches that might get HC jobs?
Pretty nutty off season already

This one in particular seems a little off to me. I’m not grasping the thinking here .
First he’s a position coach not even a coordinator.
Secondly,and maybe more importantly, no staff who leaves the pats has gone on to success as of yet. I can’t think of one off the top of my head. Even the bigger names like crennel, Weiss, Patricia and mcdaniels have all failed in leadership positions. Why would the LB coach fare any better?

There’s always the potential of catching lightning in a bottle but this seems like the weakest hire so far from my vantage point.


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