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So Christian Wilkins Miami Dolphins Jerseys , just whar head coach Brian Flores? While the early returns are by no means complete, it looks as though the team and its long suffering fan base may..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesThe Phinsider homepageHorizontal - WhiteThe Phinsidera Miami Dolphins communityFollow The Phinsider online:Follow The Phinsider on TwitterFollow The Phinsider on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchThe Phinsider main menuSectionsFanpostsFanshotsLibraryDolphinsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2018 NFL Draft2018 NFL Free Agency2018 Mock Drafts2018 Draft ProspectsFlores Rounding Into FormNew,36commentsEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Flores Rounding Into FormTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images So, just what do the Miami Dolphins have in first year head coach Brian Flores? While the early returns are by no means complete, it looks as though the team and its long suffering fan base may have struck gold when general manager Chris Grier convinced owner Stephen Ross to make Flores the team’s tenth head coach. It has to have been a strange journey for Flores. Born in 1981 in the tough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York (‘Remember them brothers from the hill up in Brownsville . . .’), he spent his early years in the housing projects Miami Dolphins Jerseys Stitched , in a building in which the elevators often didn’t work, necessitating a long climb up dozens of flights of stairs just to bring in the groceries. He joined the New England Patriots as a scouting assistant in 2004, after graduating from Boston College. His long but steady ascent up the coaching ladder stands in stark contrast to many NFL coaches and front office employees, because he didn’t have any familial connections to get him a job. You always worry when your favorite team hires a first time head coach who is known for being a stickler for detail and discipline, and for conducting long, physically demanding practices. In 1984, when Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant retired from the Minnesota Vikings Christian Wilkins Miami Dolphins Jerseys , the team hired Les Steckel, who promptly ran the team into the ground with his handbook of new rules and onerous practice sessions. Steckel was so bad that the team decided to eat the remainder of his contract after just one season, and begged Grant to return for one more year until they could find someone else to coach the team. Similarly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Greg Schiano in 2012, only to watch the team wilt under the vicissitudes of his coaching style, and he was fired less than two full seasons later.The Dolphins haven’t been completely immune to this problem themselves; Dave Wannstedt was notorious for punishing his teams with hard practices after a loss the previous week.What sets Flores apart from those coaches is the connection between he and the men toil for him day after day under the hot South Florida sun. I’ve often said that being a coach or manager is somewhat like deciding how far up or down to turn a faucet; the faucet is never all the way up or all the way off, but somewhere in between Christian Wilkins black jersey , and a good coach instinctively knows where that faucet should be set at all times. After watching Flores in action these past few weeks, I’m of the opinion that at least thus far, he knows just how hard he can push his players without losing them or having them tune him out. Having been placed in the unenviable situation of trying win games for a front office that doesn’t necessarily want him to win too many of them his first year, Flores won’t hear any of it. If you want to start an argument with Brian Flores, just try bringing up the subject of tanking in an interview with him. He’ll put that one to rest real fast. If Grier and the rest of the Dolphins’ scouting department can get Flores the players he needs to compete in the rugged AFC East and beyond, this team may eventually have a real chance to return to the upper echelon of the NFL one of these years. Teddy Bridgewater initially decided to re-sign with the Saints. Then he reconsidered. Now he has re-reconsidered.Per multiple reports, the Saints have signed Bridgewater Christian Wilkins Jersey Mens , who will return for a second season with the team. The decision comes a day after Bridgewater officially visited the Dolphins.According to ESPN, Bridgewater will sign next week a one-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth $7.25 million.Miami was in position to offer him the starting job with an asterisk; if they draft a quarterback, Bridgewater may not have been the starter for long. In New Orleans, Bridgewater could in theory succeed Drew Brees as the starter, if Brees leaves after 2019 and if coach Sean Payton stays. Also, Bridgewater presumably will take over during the 2019 season Miami Dolphins Jersey 2019 , if Brees were to be injured.A first-round pick in 2014 of the Vikings, Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury days before the start of the 2016 season. He became healthy again in 2017, remained on the bench most of the year, and then signed with the Jets as a free agent. The Jets traded him to the Saints for a third-round pick after the Jets drafted Sam Darnold.Bridgewater likely left money on the table by not joining the Dolphins, but a decision that may have been better for him in the short term may not have been better in the long term, especially if the Dolphins struggle this year — and/or if they use their first-round pick on a quarterback.