Brian Flores explains why it feels like Super Bowl LIII almost didn't happen

Ryan Hannable
February 27, 2019 - 12:01 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been quite the month for new Dolphins coach Brian Flores.

The former de facto Patriots defensive coordinator went from orchestrating one of the best defensive performances in Super Bowl history to becoming Miami's newest head coach the following day.

Almost a month into his new job, he still hasn't seemed to process everything.

“It’s been a blur, but it’s been fun," he said Wednesday at the NFL combine. "I’m fortunate. I can complain about not sleeping, but the opportunity to coach this great organization and work with the people I’m working with, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s been fun. There’s always something to do, there’s always someone to meet with, there’s always a meeting to go to. It feels like there’s not enough time but I’m trying to crunch time right now. Because everything’s important.”

The Patriots defense held the No. 2 ranked Rams offense to a Super Bowl-low three points in its 13-3 win.

“It was great, but again it happened quickly," he said. "It’s almost like it didn’t happen, quite honestly with all that’s gone on.”

Flores added: “I watched it briefly. I thought the guys played well. Again, it’s a testament to the players. The credit goes to them. They practiced hard. They played hard. They played with the discipline, the toughness, the team-first attitude that I’ve talked about already this morning. They reaped the benefits of that. But that happened and it was over. I was on a plane and I’ve been in Florida since.”

So, did Flores actually get to enjoy the win? 

“I’m enjoying my time right now and putting on the teal," he said.

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