The Miami Dolphins concluded their interview process to get a new head trainer Friday — and the offender they want and expect to engage would be Brian Flores, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reports.
Flores, now linebackers coach of the New England Patriots, has been the first person Miami interviewed (about Jan. 4) in the wake of its Dec. 3-1 shooting of Adam Gase.
The Dolphins picked Flores, most especially, due to his impressive leadership skills. They did not start looking for a person who was specific to offense or defense — but instead of some one who would function as very best head coach they can detect.
Flores’ longstanding relationship with all general manager Chris Grier left him a positive candidate from the start, and his interview solidified their early impressions.
No deal has been arranged, without any negotiations on a contract have happened, Darlington reports. The Patriots host the LosAngeles Chargers in an AFC divisional-round playoff match Sunday.
The Dolphins remained in house and interviewed special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Friday. They have interviewed six candidates total, together with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and Dallas Cowboys defensive playcaller Kris Richard the others.
The 37-year-old Flores, the Patriots’ p facto defensive coordinatorthat started his career exactly the identical way as Grier — as a New England scout.
Flores has coached offense, defense and special teams alongside the stint as a scout in New England. He’s spent his entire coaching career — as 2004 — with all the Patriots.
If hired, Flores would be the very first African-American trainer in Dolphins history and their 10th head trainer (including interims) over all since the beginning of the 2004 season.
Miami has finished between 6-10 and 10-6 in all of the past ten seasons, the only team from the NFL to achieve that. It moved 79 in 2018, losing its final three games with a combined score of 100-41.
The Dolphins let 6,257 yards last season, 29th in the NFL and the absolute most in franchise history. The offense was also among the league’s worst, most completing ranked 31st.
Information from ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe was found in this report.