Brian Flores promises to be “demanding”

AP

New Dolphins coach Brian Flores told reporters on Monday that he’ll be himself. On Tuesday, Flores shed some light on what being himself will entail.

“They should expect someone who is demanding,” Flores said on PFT Live. “Someone who’s just going to be honest and try to tell the truth on a day-to-day basis. I like to get out in front of things and be transparent. But definitely demanding. Definitely someone who is going to try to get the best out of everyone.

“You know, I try to get the best out of everyone I come across. I have this written on my wall here. ‘What can I do to help you succeed?’ That’s kind of my goal here is to help everyone in the building succeed. That’s players, that’s coaches, equipment [personnel], that’s media, pubic relations. If I can, I want to impact lives. That’s why I went into coaching. That’s what you’re going to get.”

That’s a good thing to get, even if it will entail some resistance from folks who may not like a demanding style. Those folks likely won’t last long under Flores, either choosing to leave or eventually being asked to.

Regardless, it’s a style that Flores has shaped over the course of his 37 years, 15 of which came in a wide variety of roles with the Patriots. Given his experiences there, he could be one of the members of the Belichick tree best suited to thrive on his own — especially since few truly do.

12 responses to “Brian Flores promises to be “demanding”

  1. It’s great that you want to be demanding and expect the best out of everyone. It’s also a different story when you work for one of the organizations in history. It’s going to be a different story to get buy-in and results with a team that is a mess and is used to basically doing what they want. This team has had two failures as head coaches going back 5 years, Flores will have his work cut out for him. I don’t see anything changing until Ross sells the team.

  2. TruthfulDolphinsFan…. is there anything you can remotely make a positive or even neutral comment on? It’s a fresh start and a true rebuilding; at least be hopeful. No Gase, no Tannehill, slashing the bloated Contracts? Anything?

  3. It is rare that you can be demanding and hold players accountable anymore in todays NFL.
    The Patriots are so successful, in part, because they have a tradition that allows for accountability. Players come into their org knowing its “shut up and do your job”…
    for most o fthe other teams its not like that. The players were not raised to respect anything (often themselves included) and the most def cant handle not being treated like the center of their millennial universe.
    THAT is also, conversely, why Pats Coordinators have a hard time adjusting to being the HC of any other team….. they expect the players to all be about winning all the time and they run headfirst into a buncha selfish primidonnas….

  4. I don’t believe players are opposed to a demanding style, as long as they believe that coaches are in the trenches with them and committed to helping them succeed. Gase and Philbin were polar opposites – Gase never listened to his players and Philbin gave in too much. I see Flores as more of a leader – someone who has a clear philosophy but understands that building trust and commitment to his vision requires getting in the trenches with the players and assistant coaches.

  5. It will be the same old story as long as Mr. Ross is the majority owner, if you want a winning franchise then get rid of Mr. Ross

  6. “You know, I try to get the best out of everyone I come across. I have this written on my wall here. ‘What can I do to help you succeed?’ That’s kind of my goal here is to help everyone in the building succeed. That’s players, that’s coaches, equipment [personnel], that’s media, pubic relations. If I can, I want to impact lives. That’s why I went into coaching. That’s what you’re going to get.”
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    Eh … pubic relations?

  7. It can’t be good for a new head coach when there’s so much talk that the team is supposed to flop to draft a top QB the next year.

  8. Exactly what the Dolphins need…..discipline and perhaps more talented players (can you say quarterback?)

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