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BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by JMP on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:03 pm

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-brian-flores-20190111-story.html

Omar Kelly wrote:The Miami Dolphins have identified New England Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores as the team’s top choice to become the franchise’s next head coach.

Owner Steve Ross and General Manager Chris Grier finished the final round of interviews on Friday, talking to Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains about he vacancy created by Adam Gase’s dismissal.

At the conclusion of those conversations, a league source says, Miami contacted Flores’ camp to let them know the team plans to make a formal offer.

However, no agreement has been reached yet. The Dolphins are in a holding pattern because the Patriots, the team Flores has worked for the past 15 seasons, are competing in the postseason.

Flores can’t formally be hired until the Patriots, who host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, are eliminated.

I have to say...I'm stunned. I thought for sure that Kris Richard was the target.

I like the idea of Flores - a young, ascending coach who has a a strong reputation - but is he experienced enough to run an entire team? Is he a leader of men? I don't know...at first glance this seems like a colossal leap of faith in a guy with a very small body of work.

I'm not worried about the "all Belichick coaches suck" idea...first - every person has to be judged individually, and second - this isn't a typical Belichick coach...the guy has never even been a coordinator. regardless, I prefer to judge him on his own merits...unfortunately, there's not a lot to judge.

The bottom line is this: can Flores hire strong, experienced coordinators? If the answer is "no", then he's doomed to fail. If the answer is "yes"...well, maybe we have something???

I'm absolutely in "wait and see" mode. My initial reaction is not one of pure hatred, as it was for Cameron, Philbin and Gase, but more of a "Huh???" Let's see what happens with the coaching staff...

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by JMP on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:11 pm

One thing I like - Flores has coached offense, defense and STs for the Pats, and he's also done some scouting. That's a big change from Adam "Wait...there's something other than offense???" Gase.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by JMP on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:15 pm

I don't know how he'll be as a coach or a leader, but Flores is a good human being...again, a big change from Adam "It's all about me" Gase.  Watch this video (I found it on CK Parrot's Twitter):




Man, is he soft-spoken...but he is a good speaker.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by Degarmo on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 pm

Might very well be the next Tomlin.

Also, I wonder how the Patriots will somehow get compensation for him from the Dolphins, even though they don't owe the Pats any. I'd say 16 years of cakewalk AFC East titles should be enough.
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Post by DolFan 316 on Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm

I am going on record as STRONGLY disapproving of this hire. Mark my words, it's a huge mistake. Richard was the best choice clearly but I keep hearing he turned the job down. The more I hear about Flores, the less I like this hire. He apparently had a big say in the Pats drafts from 2006-08 and they...didn't turn out that well.

http://pfref.com/tiny/RPkza

Not to mention they won't even be able to hire him until after the Pats win the Super Bowl which means the Fins will be the last team to put together a coaching staff. Seems like a recipe for success to me! Rolling Eyes

You know who else were nice guys? Wanny, Philbin and Cam. Flores will make gase look good, mark my words. At least Gase had that freakish luck which allowed the Fins to steal games they had no business winning time and time again. With Flores you will all see just how bad this team really can be.

Just disgusted right now. Where's the barf emoticon when you need it?

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Post by CarsonChris on Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 pm

I’m going to take a wait and see approach. See hwho we draft first overall next year after we hire a Harbaugh

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Post by CarsonChris on Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 pm

I’m going to take a wait and see approach. See hwho we draft first overall next year after we hire a Harbaugh

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by JMP on Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:26 am

Until the rest of the staff is hired, I'll sit tight. Like I said, now it's all about the coordinators. I keep hearing Jim Caldwell as a possible candidate for OC. Not a sexy hire, but a former head coach that will design a straight forward offense that is easy to learn and execute, and players speak highly of him. That could be exactly what we need with a green head coach.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by white1 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 am

We already know we are blowing this thing up, it would take a really bad hire to disappoint me.

Flores and Richard were 1a and 1b, so I cant say one of them is a disappointment, even if Richard seemed the better candidate. By the way, there’s very little on why Pete Carroll fired him.

Flores is a good choice. He’s got a tall mountain to climb here, but hell its an opportunity not many get.

I agree his staff will be key. I’m suspecting that Tannenbaum out of the picture helps us here. Grier is widely respected, Tannenbaum was the opposite of that...

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Post by scotgif on Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:24 am

My ONE question is, was it Flores that decided to put gronk in on that Miami Miracle play? If the answer is yes, then, he is a bad hire, if no, I'm ok with it. I can not think HE would make a decision like that. Must have been bellacheat. Hope so.

As far as hiring the coaching staff, it can bee done behind the scenes. Do you think he was not asked about potential coaches to add to his staff if he was indeed hired? Of course that came up. So, either the Fins can actually hire these guys right now, or have an agreement in place to "announce" the hirings once Flores is officially announced as the HC.

The coordinators and the other staff will be huge in helping assist this young coach. I think you really need some experience on this staff. Best case scenario, a "Wade Phillips type". Don't know if Grier or Flores has the clout or reputation to bring in one of these kind of guys. I keep hearing Jim Caldwell. Does not make my toes tingle, but I guess he is well-respected as an OC, so we'll see.

I too, am taking a wait and see attitude on this hire. Not expecting much next year, but, I want to see Grier's plan unfold.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by white1 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Ok now I want Flores.

This team operates on another level. I want anyone who knows what it takes to build that.

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Post by DolFan 316 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:15 pm

white1 wrote:Ok now I want Flores.

This team operates on another level. I want anyone who knows what it takes to build that.

Oh sure, he looks like a genius NOW, but like every other ex-Pats assistant Flores will be lobotomized during the exit interview and be completely useless afterwards, unless he goes back to the Pats in which case he'll suddenly become smart again.

The Pats disgust me BTW. At least for once they won't be playing the AFC title game at home. I cannot WAIT until the truth finally comes out about how much they've been cheating up there--and it will. NOBODY in NFL history has been as good for as long and I'm supposed to believe they've done it legitimately? Puh-lease Rolling Eyes

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Post by Degarmo on Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 am

There's some hubbub going that if Flores is hired he will bring along Jim Caldwell as the OC. I'm not okay with that. I'm not okay with the guy who decided in the first half of the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning as your QB to sit on the ball for 2 minutes and clock it.
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Post by JMP on Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am

Caldwell could be just what this team needs, IMO. He's got tons of experience and he's not going to try to outsmart everyone...he'll just put together a sound offensive scheme that the players can actually learn, and he's not going to try to be a super genius. Back to basics. He's had a lot of success over the years and is well-respected.

Sounds like the DC could be Brett Bielema, another experienced guy with a lot of head coaching experience.

And the OL coach could be former Dolphin Marc Colombo, who has done a good job as a Cowboys coach.

These are the types of hires that could help Flores be successful. I'm really liking the way this staff is shaping up, assuming all these hires happen.

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Post by JMP on Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:52 am

Now reading that Caldwell will be an offensive advisor, not OC. They will likely bring in a younger guy for OC. That works for me. I think it's critical to have experienced coaches on the staff if we're going with an inexpeienced HC.

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Post by white1 on Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:28 am

The more I read about Flores and the staff selections the more I like this hire. Strong move by Grier.

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Post by rightchea on Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm

Grier is a guy that wants to keep his job for years to come.

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Post by Degarmo on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 am

JMP wrote:Now reading that Caldwell will be an offensive advisor, not OC.  They will likely bring in a younger guy for OC.  That works for me.  I think it's critical to have experienced coaches on the staff if we're going with an inexpeienced HC.

I am on board with Caldwell being an adviser.

The more I find out about Flores, the more I love the guy.  He's a real good person.  Not some fake religious persona; not a guy that's a Gordon Gekko worshiper, not an, "I'm a genius," guy; not a personality guy, just a solid and good human being.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Reports are that Brian Flores will be the next Dolphins coach!

Post by finfanatic Today at 12:26 pm

Who knows?

How good a HC this guy will be is unknown. He might be the next Sean McVay? Or the next Ray Handley? Or heaven help us, Cam Cameron!

The staff is gonna be key, I agree, but more important, what kind of SUPPORT is he gonna get from the personnel dept.

How good ANY HC CAN BE...in Miami is the question IMHO.

UNTIL...somebody...someway...somehow...figures out how to DRAFT...
Without it being an abysmal failure....
Without it being a horror show of underdevelopment at key positions....
NO HC WILL EVER BE ABLE to get beyond the Gase or Sparano level of success IMO.

The question we need to clarify is whether the team's mis-management at the top is the key reason for the team's decades of
failure, or is it an epic string of coaching failures?

I tend to think it is 80% draft/personnel and 20% coaching. Mediocre HCs can win if they have tremendous talent. But who knows? The two sometimes combine to produce a synergism of bad beyond a level either could reach alone. Cam Cameron and Mueller anyone?

A good HC provided with decent drafts that stockpile the team, build depth, and the staff is able to DEVELOP that talent
is something the Miami Dolphins have not had since Jimmy Johnson IMO. And JJ wanted to downplay the team's reliance on Dan Marino so bad he sabotaged the offense more than even he could imagine.

So who knows? We have to hope Grier knows what he is doing. We have to hope the "new recipe" Ross is advocating will mesh with the New HC...and above all, we have to HOPE the Phins finally start to use the draft as the central building block of the team.

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