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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Jan 11, 2019.
"I'm a stickler for penalties. Penalties lose games, turnovers lose games, miscommunication loses games." - B.Flores
How refreshing will it be to root for a disciplined team again?
I really hope he can pull this off. The Gase era has been so annoying with terrible penalties and miscommunications
The Don and Michael Corleone.
"Dino Mangiero, Flores’ former high school coach, disagrees. He says Flores came to him with something special. He simply helped cultivate it.
“A very rare bird. A diamond,” Mangiero, who now coaches at Mater Dei Prep in New Jersey, told USA TODAY Sports. “A kid that was an exceptional athlete, exceptionally respectful and an A student. Just a rare bird to find an eighth-grader with that kind of maturity and respectfulness that he was brought up with from his parents, and the intellect. ... He was just a sponge. Two ears and one mouth. He learned at a young age that you should listen as twice as much as you talk, and he was just a very determined young man.”
Mangiero still vividly remembers the day he realized Flores would someday become a leader of men.
“Everyone’s in the locker room crying, ‘It’s too hard! It’s too this! The coaches don’t know what they’re doing!’ ” Mangiero recounted. “(Flores) didn’t know we were right outside the locker room and could hear him, and he said, ‘Hey! This is what we’re doing. This is why we’re doing it. We’ve got to believe in the coaches, we’ve got a plan here.'
"He’d started representing the coaches in the locker room. It showed leadership and it showed courage. It’s not easy to do that when everyone is going one direction and you go the opposite and say, ‘We need to back the coaches and back the program.’ ”
Flores earned a full scholarship to Boston College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in administrative studies. Mangiero believes Flores could have had a successful career on Wall Street. But his passion for football remained.
An internship with the Patriots, which entailed fetching coffee and dry-cleaning orders, turned into a scouting assistant position. As a pro scout, Flores aspired to become a general manager. But when the previously undefeated Patriots lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, he felt the urge to be even more directly involved and approached Bill Belicheck about joining the coaching staff as an entry-level assistant. From there, Flores climbed, thriving in every position he held, including the past season when he served as New England's defensive play-caller as well as linebackers coach
“Brian called a great game as he has all year,” Belichick gushed after the Super Bowl. “He’s done a tremendous job for me. In the time that he’s been with this organization he’s worn I don’t know how many different hats. Scouting, quality control, special teams, defense, safeties, linebackers, defensive coordinator. He’s done a lot of things and done them all well.”"
Whole article is worth a read....
Well hope he can do well. And a lot of assistants under Belichick only had one playoff appearance. Hope that Flores can change that.