Report: Brian Flores will not decline the Dolphins’ head coaching job
Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports that a “zero point percent zero” chance exists that Flores will tell the Dolphins “thanks but no thanks” after this Sunday or two Sundays later.
If Flores does accept the Dolphins’ coaching vacancy, he’s going to have plenty to mull over with their offseason roster. He would be greeted with some familiar faces, however, starting with former Patriots wide receiver and fellow 2015 Super Bowl Champion Danny Amendola, in hopes that he could keep him down South to occupy a leadership role for the offense.
Though Flores will indeed accept the job if fully offered, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross could also step away from any deal if he has a last minute change of heart. Michigan coach and former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has also been another name tossed in the hat.
In this case, it appears that Flores is prepared to start building his staff once his season is over with the Patriots and barring any unforeseen events, he should be in Florida soon constructing a team that can improve off of the 7-9 record it had in 2018-19.
Until then, Flores has his hands tied, as he’s been working tirelessly all this week trying to derive a plan with Bill Belichick that will impede the high-powered scoring offense of Patrick Mahomes II and the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.