Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores is hoping that his first win as an NFL head coach will come against his former employer, the New England Patriots, where he spent the better part of two decades as a scout and assistant coach.
“Every snap counts,” said Flores on Wednesday, prior to the Dolphins taking to the practice field. “That’s the approach they take.”
Flores and the Dolphins will be looking to bounce back from one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise history, a 59-10 loss to the Ravens. Flores, who was the Patriots defensive play caller for last year’s Super Bowl win, says the Pats will not make it easy for the Dolphins offense.
“It’s a veteran defense,” says Flores. “They can make adjustments. They’re big, they’re fast, they’re physical.”
And then there’s six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, who the Dolphins now need a strong performance against after giving up the most points ever in a home game last week. It will not be easy to confuse Brady with the Dolphins’ multi-optional defense designed to keep offenses guessing.
"Not a lot of people get inside (Brady’s) head," said Flores.