The three core values that Brian Flores expects from this team
By Brian Miller
When the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots at home in 2018 it took a team effort that lasted until the final seconds of the clock ticked off. It took 11 men on each side of the ball a full 60 minutes of working together to pull out a win.
Teamwork has become a cliché and it is thrown around quite a bit without any thought to what it actually means. “What’s gonna work? Teamwork” if you have kids you recognize the song from Wonder Pets. Even at an early age we are taught that teamwork will get things done better, easier, and more efficiently. In the NFL that is much harder to find.
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Players who buy into the “team first” mantra must put differences aside and playing styles that they have been taught for years to understand there is another way to do things. If you work together you learn the other players role and then you learn their responsibilities, and then you learn how to work together to beat your opponent.
On Sunday night the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII and it was the teamwork of Jason McCourty and Stephone Gillmore than may have sealed the win for the team. It was McCourty who spoke with Gillmore about a play that could have gone for a touchdown and when the Rams came back to it later McCourty was able to break up the would-be touchdown.
Teamwork is hard to achieve and Brian Flores said it perfectly, “it’s hard to get two people to trust each other let alone 11”. That however is the goal. Get them to work together to achieve a team unification.