Coach Speak-Brain Flores
Dolphin Digest|December 2019
Head coach Brian Flores offers his thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including his coaching staff, Jesse Davis’ versatility, and the progress of Christian Wilkins and Charles Harris

Q. Is there a player you’ve coached before that you can compare to LB Vince Biegel?

BF: I’m not really into comparisons. Each player is their own individual. Vince, he’s tough, he’s smart, he loves to play. He’s got good play strength. He’s still developing in a lot of areas — tackling, pass rush, coverage. He can do a lot of things. Comparing guys, I’m not really into that. I think in some cases, it’s unfair and in other cases, it’s not a good enough comparison so I try to stay out of those. But I like Vince a lot. I think he’s brought a lot of energy, a lot of effort, a lot of enthusiasm. I think he plays the game the way it should be played. He loves to play. He gives maximum effort on every play. It’s been fun having him, coaching him and watching him improve and get better. I think there’s a lot more room for improvement for him.

Q. To follow up on that, what’s the most encouraging thing that you have found out about the coaching staff you put together from the time you did that to right now?

BF: This staff does a really good job communicating with one another, with the players, and we work well together. From the kicking game with (Special Teams Coordinator) Danny Crossman and “B. Farrell” (Assistant Special Teams Brendan Farrell), some of our quality control coaches kind of work in concert with Danny in the kicking game. Offensively, (Offensive Coordinator) Chad (O’Shea) leads the way from that standpoint. Chad to (Running Backs Coach) Eric Studesville to (Wide Receivers Coach) Karl (Dorrell), the whole staff, they do a really good job. Then (Defensive Coordinator) Pat (Graham) and (Defensive Pass Game Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach) Josh (Boyer) and “‘T.O.” (Safeties Coach Tony Oden), I think we’ve got a good staff. They work well with the players. They work well with one another. There’s a cohesiveness that you need on a coaching staff and then hopefully the team reflects that. I think these guys have done an OK job from that standpoint. We just keep working at it.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM DOLPHIN DIGESTView All

Q&A with Miami Dolphins Legend Richmond Webb

I was lucky enough to interview the legend, Richmond Webb. For those Dolphins fans who live under a rock, Webb is one of the greatest Miami Dolphins players ever and their greatest left tackle of all time.

10+ mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

To do list

GAME PLAN

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Putting the pieces together

Analyzing the 53-man roster

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

You're in Safe Hands with the Dolphins Safeties

After an off-season where the Miami Dolphins had daily drama surrounding who would be the quarterback, which coordinator was really calling the plays, and does their number one pick have a limp, went into Foxborough and did something they’ve only done once since 2008.

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Xavien Howard worth every penny

The Miami Dolphins were in the news daily during the offseason, but it was mainly regarding starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Head coach Brian Flores talks about the Raekwon Davis injury, beating New England Week 1, Tua Tagovailoa, Noah Igbinoghene and more

COACH SPEAK

9 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Offensive line an early season concern

PARTING SHOTS

1 min read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Jaylen Waddle is as advertised

The 2021 first-round pick has been a bright spot for the Dolphins

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

Can Miami tackle their tackle issues?

The Miami Dolphins currently have a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick, and a player who has started 56 games for them over the last four seasons to choose from at right and left tackle.

3 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021

AROUND THE AFC EAST

The race for the AFC East crown gets started

2 mins read
Dolphin Digest
October 2021
RELATED STORIES

Run Confidently When You're Just Starting Out

PEP TALK

3 mins read
Runner's World
Issue 03, 2022

KORAL LADNA

Color is exceptionally powerful. It makes us feel in ways that cannot be put into words and defines the impact of the art world.

3 mins read
Inked
2022 Music Issue

With a Lot of Help

Uke superstar Jake Shimabukuro teams up with Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Vince Gill, Billy Strings and others on Jake & Friends.

10 mins read
Guitar Player
April 2022

5 Expert Tips Simon Fry on Upwind Headsail Trimming

Simon ‘Stir’ Fry is a world-class trimmer with wins in a huge range of classes. He shares headsail set-up tips with Andy Rice

3 mins read
Yachting World
March 2022

SEAN PENN'S A 3xLOSER AT LOVE!

Latest wife socks him with surprise divorce

2 mins read
National Enquirer
November 08, 2021

A Trick of the Light

An interview with master of fashion and portraiture Vincent Peters on the occasion of his new book

5 mins read
Maxim
September - October 2021

The Power of Fermented Foods

If you want to steer clear of colds, flu, and Covid-19, fermented foods are your friends. They hold the key to a diverse gut microbiome, which enables your immune system to mount its best defense against pathogens.

2 mins read
Better Nutrition
October 2021

SPOTTING PETER DO

The YOUNG DESIGNER and his friends-cum-partners BORROWED AND SCRAPED to create a label—and Fashion Week’s most anticipated NEW RUNWAY SHOW.

10 mins read
New York magazine
August 30 - September 12, 2021

RADICAL IN RED

Spot All The Changes Made to This 1956 Chevy

4 mins read
Hot Rod
October 2021

On The Road Again?

Paul Gilbert, the Eagles’ Vince Gill and Zepparella’s Gretchen Menn discuss a shift from boring to touring

10+ mins read
Guitar World
August 2021