Brian Flores to meet with Dolphins and Packers today

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Patriots defensive coordinator (except without the title) Brian Flores has a busy weekend, taking advantage of the bye week to look for new work.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Flores will interview with the Dolphins and the Packers today, and will have two more tomorrow.

He had previously been reported to be meeting with the Broncos and Browns.

The 37-year-old Flores was the Patriots’ defensive play-caller, but never got the same title Matt Patricia had the year before for some reason. (Bill Belichick surely knows and had a master plan and the rest of us aren’t capable of understanding it).

The Patriots were seventh in scoring defense (21st in yards allowed), despite a lack of talent in the front seven. And because Patriots coordinators are always in high demand despite their spotty results eslewhere, Flores is a guy everyone wants to talk to this year.

15 responses to “Brian Flores to meet with Dolphins and Packers today

  1. “but never got the same title Matt Patricia had the year before for some reason”

    Belichick did the exact same thing with Patricia during his first year calling the plays. It’s not a mystery, it’s a “prove it” year before the official promotion.

  2. Patriots coordinators have spotty results elsewhere because they can’t take Tom Brady with them.

  3. Just to note that all Belichick’s co-ordinators who are promoted into the role are “acting” in their first year as DC – as per McDaniels, O’Brien & Patricia before Flores. Crennel and Weis were already Co-ords when they returned to NE for their Belichick-era stints.

  4. I’m hoping Flores sticks around a while….. I like what he’s doing on the defensive side of the ball…..if the Pats can somehow land a stud Pass rusher & keep Flowers as well as J Bently coming back healthy the D will be top 10 in all categories….. excited about CJ at corner to put with Gilmore!!
    My guess is Hightower is asked to adjust his contract…..
    Go Pats!!!
    If McDanials doesn’t take the Browns job if offered I see him as not going anywhere for a while….

  5. Dennis Carson says:
    January 4, 2019 at 7:47 am
    Patriots coordinators have spotty results elsewhere because they can’t take Tom Brady with them.

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    Or BB, the real genius behind the environment created in NE. Don’t kid yourself. That’s how great BB is. When Brady retires, NE will still be VERY competitive. Instead of 12-4+ every year, it will be 10-6+.

    Any rebuild will be swift and quick.

  6. daddeeo says:
    January 4, 2019 at 10:09 am
    Please don’t go to Miami. It would be self defeating.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    Agree. Dolphin fans don’t want him especially after the showing the Patriots had last time in Miami.

  7. That will take care of the ill fated “Rooney Rule” for most of these teams… If you’re qualified and can win you will be hired regardless of race etc…

  8. Miami is a mess….doubt he wants to go there…. probably just going to get the interview experience & save it for some time in the future…. I actually don’t see ANY TEAM offering him a head coaching job after only 1 year as intern defensive coordinator…..

  9. glac1 says:
    January 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

    That will take care of the ill fated “Rooney Rule” for most of these teams… If you’re qualified and can win you will be hired regardless of race etc…
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    Unless of course you are Ryan Grigson, who was never qualified, hasn’t won, and is on is 4th high salary front office job in the NFL.

  10. I hope this doesn’t result in a subpar defensive effort in the Patriots playoff game next week. This has to be a major distraction for him.

  11. McDaniels has done this before and has coaching experience. He’s also limiting his interviews. He will be less affected by this dance than Flores might be. I wish they would eliminate all interviews until after the season is over.

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