Brian Flores admits he wasn't in rush to become head coach

Ryan Hannable
February 04, 2019 - 5:41 pm

ATLANTA -- It's officially official.

Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores was introduced as the new head coach of the Dolphins in Miami on Monday afternoon, just a few hours after the Patriots beat the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Flores ended his Patriots career in style, limiting the No. 2 ranked offense in the league to only three points, the fewest in Super Bowl history.

At 37 years old, he's one of the younger coaches in the NFL and it is worth noting he's never officially even been a coordinator. This was the first season he called plays.

“I wasn’t in a rush to become a head coach," he told reporters. "I really wasn’t. I had a good job in New England ... it had to be the right place, the right fit, the right feel.”

Flores said his staff isnt't finalized, but he reportedly will bring Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea with him as his offensive coordinator as well as Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, who will be quarterbacks coach.

Miami is said to be in a rebuilding phase and ownership didn't want to automatically go for the Sean McVay model by just hiring a young offensive mind.

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