Brian Flores Emerges As Favorite For Dolphins' Job

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media was the first to report Loggains would speak to the Dolphins for the vacant role.

The Dolphins have already interviewed many candidates for their head coaching position: Patriots linebackers and de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores, Cowboys defensive backs and passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, and Eric Bieniemy.

The momentum had been trending this way for Flores over the course of the past week, after he interviewed with the Dolphins last Friday.

The Bengals and Dolphins are the only National Football League teams with head coaching vacancies remaining, and while the Bengals are reportedly targeting Rams assistant Zac Taylor, the Dolphins are hoping to steal a coach away from an AFC East rival.

That news came days after the Miami Herald said Flores was the "front-runner" for the job. Flores joined the team as a scouting assistant in 2004.

The second - offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, with whom the Dolphins will hold an interview Friday afternoon. The Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals recently hired Matt LaFleur and Kliff Kingsbury, respectively, as their next head coach, both of whom are under 39.

After parting ways with Adam Gase, who agreed to become the head coach of the New York Jets on Wednesday, it's not completely unsurprising that Miami is interested in the defensive-minded Flores.

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