Getting To Know Miami’s New Coaches

Head Coach : Brian Flores

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Brian Flores is an American football coach who is the current linebackers coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 24, 1981 (age 37 years), Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Height6′ 2″
PositionLinebackers Coach


In 2004, Flores joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant. He became a pro scout in 2006 before moving to the coaching staff as a special teams coaching assistant in 2008. His title was changed to assistant coach offense/special teams in 2010. He was named defensive assistant in 2011. In 2012, he was named safeties coach. He was named linebackers coach ahead of the 2016 season. In 2018, he took over the Patriots’ defensive playcalling duties after the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.[2]

As coach:

TDS Take:

In total Brian has spent his entire 15 year career as a Professional scout & coach with the New England Patriots, he worked his way up the ranks and is currently the defensive play caller for the Patriots, he will be a first time head coach for Miami and it is imperative that he surrounds himself with an experienced staff and coordinators and if you read along you will see that he seems to understand that fact.


OC: Jim Caldwell

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James Caldwell is a former American football coach and former player. He now serves as a consultant to the revived XFL. He served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University from 1993 to 2000, and as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2011 and Detroit Lions from 2014 to 2017. Wikipedia
BornJanuary 16, 1955 (age 64 years), Beloit, WI
Past teams coachedIndianapolis Colts (Head coach, 2009–2012)
CareerNCAA: 26–63 (.292); NFL: 64–54 (.542)
Regular season62–50 (.554)
As coach:

TDS Take:

Jim brings invaluable experience and a good track record and has coached every position on offense and also a winning record as an NFL Head Coach  NFL: 64–54 (.542)

Jim Caldwell made the playoffs 4 times as a coach and was part of the Super Bowl XLIV with the Colts in 2009 where Drew Brees leads the New Orleans Saints past Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the Saints’ first Super Bowl appearance by a score of 31-17 (Wiki)

Caldwell also worked with some of the best QB’s in the game  Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, and Joe Flacco this will be very helpful as they draft the future QB for the Dolphins within the next two years.


DC: Patrick Graham

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Patrick Graham is an American football coach who is currently the defensive run game coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Graham played college football as a defensive lineman at Yale University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2002. Wikipedia
BornJanuary 24, 1979 (age 39 years), Waterbury, CT
PositionsLinebacker, Coach
As coach:

Patrick Graham has coached just about exclusively on the defensive side of the ball at just about all positions and with three teams that have had a history of success Patriots, Giants and Packers. He will be a first time DC but has paid his dues and along with our prospective head coach who also have an extensive background on the defensive side of the ball I feel the defense will be in good hands.

Final Take:

It is hard to say if this group will be successful because only time will tell. What is reassuring is the fact that Brian has brought with him some very experienced people and they have some history of success together from scouting to running teams.

If you add Miami’s GM and his assistant GM the Dolphins on this birth date of MLK will have the most minorities in top management in the NFL as a collective group and in particular Black managers and coaches. This is the list of projected hires soon to be announced. This is a new era for Miami and I for one wish them all the success in the world.

***Much thanks to Wikipedia my reliable source for most of this information***.

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