"To be a head coach in this league is a dream come true, to be head coach of the Miami Dolphins is a dream come true. This is a great organization with a great history, with a great fan base and I’m excited to be here."
The Dolphins hope that Flores' experience in coaching all three phases of a football team will pay dividends as he tries to lead Miami to sustained success. However, Flores, the de facto defensive coordinator with the Pats this past season, is a defense-first guy. This is the first time since Miami hired Nick Saban in 2005 that they've gone with a defensive head coach.