You just read that Brian Flores embraces the run and punt lifestyle. Besides versatile players, I don’t think there’s anything else that gets Brian Flores’ engine going more than sicking his fierce defense on a deer in the headlights quarterback. The Dolphins have had a buffet of those over this run.
With the emergence of Duke Johnson and Phillip Lindsay as ground and pound type runners, it allows Flores to keep the lead in tack, pending that he has the lead, in the fourth quarter. All Flores wants to do is win the game. He isn’t concerned with stats or changing the story on how folks look at Tua. None of that ever enters his brain. He wants to win and he wants to do it as quickly as possible.
Brian Flores realizes that there are no style points like how the BCS worked. He doesn’t have to drum the Saints by 35 to catch the eye of voters or a computer. That doesn’t leave most fans feeling good about some aspects of the offense, such as the quarterback, but he doesn’t care. I’m all for that old-school mentality.