Devin McCourty liked Brian Flores' statement regarding George Floyd

Ryan Hannable
June 01, 2020 - 4:34 pm

Over the weekend, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores issued a powerful statement regarding the death of George Floyd when a police officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

Speaking on the "Double Coverage Podcast" with his twin brother Jason Sunday night, Devin McCourty said Flores' words made him feel good.

"He holds a position that falls right into that category (of representing the entire NFL)," McCourty said. "A position that as players, as people who watch football know: We need more black coaches, we need more black GMs, we need more people in that position. So, to see him be outspoken -- and knowing him personally, he's always been like that -- to me was great to see.

"It's about leading men. It's about men seeing the important things. We don't just come to play football. We're around each other, we mentor each other, we try to pour into each other. So, to see him go out there and make it public and say how he felt I thought was really good."

Of course, Flores coached McCourty in New England until he took the Miami job following the 2018 season.

Both McCourty's have been very active in the community over the years, including advocating for a better education system.

Devin said some NFL coaches have reached out to him in recent days to ask how they can get involved with some of the work he and his brother have done over the years.

"Just to see people's eyes open -- it stinks that it had to be because of George Floyd's sacrifice, because he got murdered in cold blood, that people's eyes are really open now ... (but) to see some people's eyes open can lead us to create that change," he said.

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