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Meet Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ coaching staff
The Miami Dolphins hired Brian Flores to be the team’s next head coach on Mon., Feb. 4. Here are the coaches that will make up his staff.
Brian Flores has been hired to be the Miami Dolphins’ head coach, replacing Adam Gase. Here are a few things to know about Flores:
▪ Years coaching in NFL: 11.
▪ Previous stops (and titles): New England Patriots (Linebackers coach, 2016-2018; safeties coach, 2012-2015; defensive assistant, 2011; assistant offense and special teams, 2010; special teams assistant, 2008-2009).
▪ Notable players coached: Patrick Chung, Dont’a Hightower, Malcolm Butler, Devin McCourty.
▪ Quick thoughts: He just won his fourth Super Bowl ring. Now, Flores, 37, will become the next Bill Belichick disciple who attempts to make a splash as an NFL head coach. Flores spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots, first as a scouting assistant and a pro scout for four years before becoming a special teams assistant in 2008. He became a position coach for the first time in 2012, coaching New England’s safeties for three years before moving over to linebackers coach in 2016. He was the Patriots’ de-facto defensive coordinator and play caller on that side of the ball this year. His defense stepped up on the biggest stage on Sunday, holding the Los Angeles Rams’ second-ranked offense to just 260 yards of offense and 3 points as the Patriots went on to claim their sixth Super Bowl title — all since 2002.