Cleveland Browns to Interview Steelers Coach Flores for DC Position

The Cleveland Browns may pilfer a division rival for a crucial position on their coaching staff. The team will interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Brian Flores for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

Flores coached with the Steelers in 2022, but he is best known for his work as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2019 to 2021. He was also a position coach for the New England Patriots from 2012 to 2018, an era in which they won three Super Bowls and played in a fourth. Flores managed a respectable 24-25 record in his three seasons with the Dolphins before being fired.

Flores famously sued the NFL for racial discrimination following the end of his tenure with the Dolphins, but it thankfully hasn't appeared to drastically diminish his NFL prospects. He has never served as defensive coordinator before, but his 2020 Dolphins ranked sixth in points allowed and first in takeaways. He also called defensive plays for the Patriots in 2018, a season in which they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII. Any additional insight or scouting he has gathered in his time with the Steelers could serve the Browns well.

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