Miami Dolphins next head coach under microscope today in New England
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins potential next head coach, Brian Flores, will be under the microscope today in New England as the divisional round playoffs continue.
There is no guarantee that Brian Flores will be the next Miami Dolphins head coach but it sure appears that is the direction the Dolphins are leaning. Today his defense will take on the Los Angeles Chargers at chilly Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots are the number two seed this year but will face off against the Chargers who ended the season one game better than the 11 win Patriots. The Chargers are a 12 win Wild Card team that will play their post-season on the road.
The Chargers have a very talented offense so today, Miami Dolphins fans will be watching the Patriots defense to see how Brian Flores’ unit handles the potent Phillip Rivers and company.
Flores is not the defensive coordinator but he apparently calls the defensive plays as the teams linebacker’s coach. Bill Belichick however keeps a pretty close eye on the defensive system however.
If the Patriots should lose today Flores could be named the Dolphins head coach by mid-week. If not the Dolphins will have to wait out next weeks conference championship game in Kansas City or opt to go in a different direction.
The Patriots are once again favored at home where they have only lost one game this season but the Chargers under head coach Anthony Lynn have only lost one game on the road this season. If the Patriots are going to win today it very well may take a well executed and called defensive strategy to keep Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and Hunter Henry off the field. Henry is activated for the first time this season.
Kick-off is less than an hour away.