Mitch Trubisky: Having Brian Flores gives us good insight into how Patriots may plan for us

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New England’s defense has been tough for quarterbacks to solve for years and years.

But Pittsburgh’s Mitch Trubisky has something working in his favor for this week’s matchup between the Steelers and Patriots — a former New England defensive coach on his team’s staff.

Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach Brian Flores was with the Patriots from 2008-2018. Trubisky said he’s been picking Flores’ brain throughout the year, but Flores’ knowledge can be especially valuable this week.

“Having coach ‘Flo’ in our meetings and having him to ask about defenses and what he sees from his perspectives has been huge,” Trubisky said in his Wednesday press conference. “I’ve been talking to him throughout OTAs and training camp to just get his perspective on defense, what’s hard to cover and what I see from a quarterback perspective.

“I think him being there gives us a good insight on kind of what they may be talking about and how they may be game planning for us. If we keep those things in mind and have a good work week, I think it can be a good advantage for us.”

Trubisky added that he always expects a “great Patriots defense.”

“They’re fundamentally sound, they get after the football, and they make it hard on the quarterback,” Trubisky said. “We’ve got to have a great week of preparation. You always expect that, to be well coached and to have great players on that side. It’s going to be a good challenge for us.”

11 responses to “Mitch Trubisky: Having Brian Flores gives us good insight into how Patriots may plan for us

  1. Wonder how Flores and Minkah are getting along? I’m sure Flores now sees what Minkah is doing up close and realizes he made a huge bonehead mistake when he traded Minkah away from the Dolphins because of his own ego.

  2. colainsa says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:00 am
    Wonder how Flores and Minkah are getting along? I’m sure Flores now sees what Minkah is doing up close and realizes he made a huge bonehead mistake when he traded Minkah away from the Dolphins because of his own ego.

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    My guess is “Minkah” is overrated like all Steelers players are. Once that ego gets big and the money comes, the selfishness leaks out, and that’s it.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see “Minkah” get rope-a-doped on Sunday.

  3. If the Steelers beat the Patriots the Belichick hot seat watch goes from lukewarm to slightly uncomfortable real fast. That Steelers defense looks better than the Miami one that just embarrassed BB’s offense.

  4. “That Steelers defense looks better”

    Based on what??
    The Steelers defense just allowed 133 yards on the ground and 338 in the air 471 total yards and now they don’t have their best player on Defense

  5. Flores deserves to be a Head Coach in this league. He should be a candidate for any of the 5-10 jobs that will inevitably open up after the season.

  6. “If the Steelers beat the Patriots the Belichick hot seat watch goes from lukewarm to slightly uncomfortable real fast.” _________________________________________________________________________I wonder what kind of a life you live, like do you wake up to find yourself married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and say “I’m divorcing you, you’re gross.” What kind of a warped perspective do you have that you think the GOAT coach with 6 SBs in NE is going to be fired in any world after making the playoffs with a rookie QB, and now losing 1 game afterwards.

  7. The Patriot’s offense has not found its footing yet and the defense is nothing to write home about. I see the Steelers winning this one easily but i disagree with the comment about BB being on the hot seat.

  8. How could someone who thought NKeal Harry was the coming of the next Jerry Rice call Minkah overrated? That’s just obtuse and attention seeking….what a joke as usual.

  9. Flores doesn’t have a clue how the Patriots might prepare for this game. They don’t have any of the same players they had back when he was with them, and they aren’t running the same schemes

  10. The same goat coach that can’t force the Bills to punt once in two straight games, has lost four straight to Miami, recently cut both 3rd round draft picks for the same position from the same year, and can’t even figure out who to have call plays on offense? You mean that guy? If I’m Robert Kraft I’ve already had at least one conversation with Sean Payton. The game eventually passes everybody bye, and he had a good run.

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