Vikings request interview with Brian Flores

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Steelers linebackers coach Brian Flores’ name has come up in conjunction with a number of jobs since the end of the regular season and we can add Vikings defensive coordinator to the list.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings have requested an interview with Flores as part of their search for a new defensive coordinator. The Vikings fired Ed Donatell this week.

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell spent the 2008 season with the Patriots and Flores was a special teams assistant with the team that year.

Flores has interviewed with the Browns and Falcons as part of their defensive coordinator searches, although he won’t be going to Cleveland as the Browns have hired Jim Schwartz. The Cardinals have also requested an interview with Flores for their head coaching vacancy.

42 responses to “Vikings request interview with Brian Flores

  1. I VERY STRONGLY believe this is the man the Minnesota Vikings need. He can make a defense ferocious. With Brian Flores there will be no more quarterbacks (opponents) with time to comb their hair and brush their teeth while they look over the field to pick a “whose most open” receiver. With Brian Flores as defensive coordinator I can’t wait for the season to start because for the first time since Eller, Marshall, Page and Larsen-this team would be downright scary!

  2. Good luck. Better have a strong HC to keep him in line. His personality disorder can be toxic to teams.

  3. I don’t care where he lands but Flores would be an excellent hire nywhere- solid coach – demands commitment and excellence

    If the Vikings Defense played as good as their offense they would probably made it to the super bowl

    This would be a good get for the Vikings

  4. Some people are good coordinators (cough Josh McDaniels) but not head coaching material. Flores is another example of this. Good hire as a dc, train wreck of a head coach.

  5. P.S. People out there talk about Brian Flores as having a questionable personality. There are two ways you get to know people, by living with them and/or working with them. Kevin O’Connell has worked with Brian Flores and I think if coach O’Connell had a problem with his personality he wouldn’t have requested an interview-please hire this man!

  6. And when their defense still sucks, they won’t be able to fire him without the headache of a discrimination suit.

    Make it happen, Queasy!

  7. Brian Flores has got the NFL running scared. Folks are tripping over themselves to try an hire him.

  8. I know Flores has some lawsuit baggage but the Viking D would definitely thrive under him. He continually finds ways to have a kick ass defense with the personnel he’s given. Definitely a ringer for the Vikes.

  9. Better hope he likes your qb and that the players are willing to play more than one position.

  10. With Brian Flores as defensive coordinator I can’t wait for the season to start because for the first time since Eller, Marshall, Page and Larsen-this team would be downright scary!

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    Are you referring to front fours? I would also mention Doleman, Millard, Thomas and Martin — a DC who turned them loose (Peters) — and a HC who trusted his DC (Burns).

  11. Find a scapegoat and believe that solves everything. The Viking’s way! As if it was Donatell’s fault the Vikings fluke season was revealed when they played in a game they should have never been in, in the first place.

  12. You can’t hire Flores. He is doesn’t like to he discriminated against. He might sue if you illegally tamper and try to sabotage his career in the process or bring him in for a sham interview after you have already decided to hire someone else. Who cares that he is a superbowl winning D coordinator and overachiever for the talent he has to work with.

  13. finfan63 says:
    January 21, 2023 at 10:27 am
    And if he doesn’t get these jobs will he file lawsuit against these other teams also?

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    Depends. Is the reason behind him not getting a grounds for a discrimination lawsuit? Is this interview purely for show while they have already illegally hired someone else under the table? Are the Wilfs going to try to pay him to throw games? Need more info.

  14. 13 wins and they can’t even advance beyond wildcard weekend.

    Hapless.

    Embarrassing.

    Humiliating.

  15. By the way, the Packers next game is in August and they’ll have an extra week to rest up!

  16. Good to see the Vikings are exploring all DC options and trying to improve even after a 13 win season. Sure beats retaining a D coordinator that couldn’t win more than 8 games, failed to harness available talent, and allowed such undisciplined defensive players that one got ejected not once, but twice last season. But hey cheesers, while you will have to get used to the start of one of several upcoming playoff droughts, at least you’ve got the annual Aaron Rodgers will-he-or-won’t-he season to enjoy.

  17. Make this happen! I hope we get him. But I didn’t realize he was being offered a head coach interview. Dangit!

  18. philmccracken says:
    January 21, 2023 at 1:18 pm
    13 wins and they can’t even advance beyond wildcard weekend.

    Hapless.

    Embarrassing.

    Humiliating.
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    13 wins…1 and done with MVP QB and Packer fans bragging all offseason about being nfc north champions. Now that embarrassing waffle

  19. I think seeing those text messages between him and Belichik made about everyone a Brian Flores fan. That was really bad & can’t help but pull for the guy.

  20. Have people forgotten that Flores was DC when the Patriots absolutely STUFFED the Rams four years ago?

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 21, 2023 at 2:49 pm
    13 wins…1 and done with MVP QB and Packer fans bragging all offseason about being nfc north champions. Now that embarrassing waffle
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Despite qualifying for the playoffs nearly every year in the past ten, the Packers have not gone one-and-done in the postseason since the 2013 playoffs to San Francisco. Look it up. Prove me wrong.

  22. stellarperformance says:
    January 21, 2023 at 5:03 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    January 21, 2023 at 2:49 pm
    13 wins…1 and done with MVP QB and Packer fans bragging all offseason about being nfc north champions. Now that embarrassing waffle
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Despite qualifying for the playoffs nearly every year in the past ten, the Packers have not gone one-and-done in the postseason since the 2013 playoffs to San Francisco. Look it up. Prove me wrong.

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    You’re gonna really make it so easy to bring up last year, losing at home to SF without giving up an offensive touchdown? Last I checked, one game played and one loss

  23. Poor packer fans on here. They know the are stuck with Lafail and his rummy DC. Oh yeah they are also stuck with their 60 million dollar 8-9 QB🤣

  24. Our super Viking season. The great 2022 campaign. It crashed with a thud. I bet Flores can bring us more of the same.

  25. iescapedwisconsin says: January 21, 2023 at 5:32 pm
    gonna really make it so easy to bring up last year, losing at home to SF without giving up an offensive touchdown? Last I checked, one game played and one loss
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The Packers earned a first-round bye. By Viking Fan logic, that doesn’t count? They didn’t play in the Wildcard Round (postseason game one.) They played in the Divisional Round and lost to SF (postseason game two.) Do the math and get back to us. Two-and-done is appropriate, but one-and-done is not.

  26. Did a Packer fan just say they were “2 and done last year”, after going 0-1 in playoffs? Wow. That’s a new one. I guess they were also better this year since they didn’t lose any playoff games.

  27. KnowsMoreThanYou says:

    Did a Packer fan just say they were “2 and done last year”
    ++++++
    Pretty sure he converted to a Viking fan. Enjoy!

  28. stellarperformance says:
    January 22, 2023 at 4:14 pm
    iescapedwisconsin says: January 21, 2023 at 5:32 pm
    gonna really make it so easy to bring up last year, losing at home to SF without giving up an offensive touchdown? Last I checked, one game played and one loss
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The Packers earned a first-round bye. By Viking Fan logic, that doesn’t count?
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    It just makes it worse! A #1 seed, all rested up, at home, scored 1 TD and lost in their only playoff game.

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