Dolphins’ Brian Flores mimics Bill Belichick with ‘on to Buffalo’ comment
When you work with the New England Patriots for 15 years, you tend to take on the same responses as Bill Belichick. Ahead of the Miami Dolphins’ game on Sunday, Brian Flores mimicked Belichick with an ‘on to Buffalo’ comment while speaking with the media.
"We're on to Buffalo," – Brian Flores
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 14, 2019
Of course, the former defensive coordinator of the Patriots was speaking of the same ilk as Belichick’s ‘we’re on to Cincinnati’ remark from 2014. Flores is hoping his comments can lead to the same results that occurred in New England in 2014.
In Week 11, Miami will square off against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills are 6-3 and are expected to win by the majority of people. But Flores doesn’t appear to be a coach who cares about what the media believes.
Following Belichick’s comments in 2014, the Patriots proceeded to win 10 out of their last 12 games in the regular season. Above all, New England went on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
While the Dolphins have had some recent success, this current team has no legitimate chance of making it to the Super Bowl; let alone the playoffs. Still, Flores would love to see the players on his team continue to play at the level they have been in the past two weeks.
The Dolphins began the season with an abysmal 0-7 record and had their sights set on the No. 1 overall pick. Fast forward to now and Miami has won two games in a row against the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.
When Flores was given the job of rebuilding the Dolphins, many questioned if he could instill the culture that he was a part of in Foxborough. There’s no replicating what the Patriots have done and continue to do.
But saying the same things that Belichick has said is a wise way to begin your tenure.