The Cleveland Browns recently interviewed New England linebacker coach Brian Flores, but when digging into his history you see he brings more than that to the table
Over the weekend, the Cleveland Browns took some time to speak with New England Patriots linebacker coach Brian Flores. He was interviewed for the head coaching vacancy while his team was in a bye week awaiting the winners of the AFC Wild Card Round to see who they will face next week.
Flores may not be an easily recognizable name, but he’s starting to gain traction as teams are becoming more interested in him as a candidate for the head coaching job. With his name suddenly surfacing, there’s more becoming known about the 37-year old coach.
And Andrew Gribble of the Cleveland Browns official team site has you covered if you want to learn a little more about who Flores is. Gribble gives us five details about the coach, but the one that stands out is the way he made a call that led to the Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
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"“Flores gained a bit of notoriety after the Patriots’ victory over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Cameras captured Flores sending Malcolm Butler into the game, shouting “Malcolm go!” as the Patriots clung to a lead in the final moments” — Gribble, Cleveland.com"
Of course, Butler went on to intercept a pass from Russell Wilson that sealed the win for the Patriots. The reason Flores was sending in defensive backs ties into his job. He’s not just the linebackers coach, but he also in the passing game coordinator on defense — which shows he can handle more than dealing with one position.
Flores also worked on the offensive side of the ball and even played running back while in college. He may not be a front-runner for the job now, but he seems like the kind of guy who will one day find himself with the title of head coach in the NFL.