Earlier in the week, Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores touched on his relationship with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, which goes back to their days together with the New England Patriots.
In 2008, Flores was a special teams assistant with the Pats, and Vrabel was in his final year with the team.
Flores notes that while he was Vrabel’s coach, he didn’t do much coaching of the then-veteran player. Instead, it was Vrabel who coached him.
“I didn’t coach Vrabel. I would say he probably more coached me as a young guy in New England when he was there and he was a player,” Flores said. “He was pretty much a coach on the field then. I certainly didn’t coach him but I have a lot of respect for him. I think his toughness, his acumen, I think that shows up and you see it in the way his team plays. He’s somebody I call a friend. I have a great deal of respect for him.”
Flores also went into the other Tennessee connections he has. Find out what he had to say about that, and what the rest of the Dolphins are saying about their Week 17 opponent, the Titans.