The Chicago Bears contacted at least 12 general managers and nine coaching candidates for interviews. While they go through this process, we look at each potential employee.
Brian Flores was interviewed by the coach at Friday’s opening, the team said.
<знак класса="hl_orange">Brian Flores
Title: Former Miami Dolphins head coach
During his first tenure as head coach in the NFL, Flores scored 24-25 points in three seasons with the Dolphins, including back-to-back seasons. But the Dolphins didn’t make the playoffs during his tenure, they changed offensive coaches, and reports of conflict followed his departure.
Flores, a New York native, played linebacker at Boston College and began his coaching career with the New England Patriots as an assistant scout in 2004 before becoming a professional scout in 2006. offensive assistant and special teams coach (2010), defensive assistant (2011), safety coach (2011–15) and midfield coach (2016–18). He was part of four Super Bowl winning teams and called defensive plays in 2018.
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Many reports say Flores’ exit from the Dolphins was bigger than his record. with ESPN reporting his relationship with GM Chris Grier and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa “deteriorated to a very bad point”.
“An organization can only function if it cooperates and works well together,” said Dolphins owner Steven Ross. “And I don’t think we’ve worked really well as an organization … to really consistently win at the NFL level.”
But several players took to social media to express shock at the news of his firing, and Flores immediately became one of the hottest NFL coaching candidates, with speculation that he’d fit with the Bears, Houston Texans, and New York Giants.
Flores got to know Halas Hall a bit this summer when the Dolphins visited Lake Forest to train with the Bears.
What was said
When the Dolphins hired Flores in 2019, Greer said: “When you meet Brian, two things immediately stand out: his football intelligence and his leadership qualities. Brian is highly respected in the NFL. He did his duty in New England, working with staff, offense, defense and special teams, which helped him better understand what it takes to win.
“If you talk to anyone who played for him or worked with him, you will hear about his ability to lead people and get the most out of them. Brian sets high standards for his players and coaches and we fully agree with our vision of how to build a successful organization.”