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There’s instances where you do everything right and you work hard and things don’t work out. That’s part of life, and it ends up being life lessons for some guys.
You can’t have a good play without good fundamentals.
I’m passionate about coaching.
I’m always excited when it comes to coaching football, mentoring guys and them becoming better people.
I learned how to be tough, and that transcended into something else, that I wasn’t going to back down from anything, academically, football wise, any challenge I was presented with.
I think being genuine, and being authentic, is a big part of leadership.
At the end of the day, you never want turnovers anywhere.
The goal is to put the players in the best position to do what they do well.
This is a demanding league, so we’ve gotta be demanding on our players. They need to understand that.
I remember being a first-year position coach and going into next season saying ‘I should have been better last year, I’m better now.’
I had poor ball skills and I tackled decently.
I’ve had the privilege of being a part of many different circles that have included some very powerful and influential people of all different races and genders.
I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am in football, to become a head coach.
You know, that’s kind of the discipline of playing defense is you’ve got to stay home when you’ve got to stay home, but at the same time, we want to be aggressive.
Anytime I get to get out there, to help somebody with a technique, a fundamental, I’m in my happy place.
You can say all you want about first down, second down, but it starts with fundamentals.
I have a belief that there’s good in people. I just do.
We want the guys to play fast. We want them to play free. We want them to play aggressive.
We lived in the projects in Brooklyn, the elevator used to be broken, and we used to walk up 20 flights of steps and then walk down.
This idea that players were kneeling in support of social justice was something some people couldn’t wrap their head around. The outrage that I saw in the media and the anger I felt in some of my own private conversations caused me to sever a few long-standing friendships.
I’m the son of immigrants.
I think you can do that specifically with players – you can be tough on them, expect a lot from them, but not be somebody they despise.
My mother’s the toughest person I know.
We’ve all got to deal with adversity in life. It’s something that’s not new to me.
Anyone who has a family member, son, daughter, brother, cousin who has special needs you understand what I mean about unconditional love. You’re going to have some tough times. You’re going to have a lot of great times, but you’re going to have some tough times, some tough days. It’s not easy.
It’s football. You need 11 guys on each play and go out there and play together, play as a team.
Look, that rookie year you got a lot going on. You got to get a house, you got to get a car, you have to move to a whole new city. I mean, there are so many things that are going on.
To me, in this league, if your only motivation is what everyone else says, you’re probably not going to be here that long.
I’m my own man. I’m Brian Flores.
I think there’s a discipline, a toughness, a respect for the game that I learned in New England that I think is just basic, the way football’s supposed to be taught and practiced and preached.
I come in, I work hard, I do everything I can to help the team win and wherever the chips fall they fall.
I think you want to play complementary football – offense, defense, special teams.
I’m going to go into every game trying to win. That’s always going to be my objective. I’m going to go into anything I do trying to win. I’m going to instill that in everybody I come across.
Culture is very important.
I tell my players this – I can go out there and get conditioned if I just go out there and run every day. I’m not going to do that, not like they do; but I could do that. Any of us in here can do that. That really takes no talent; it just takes hard work, effort.
Look, coaching is what I love, it’s a passion of mine, a calling. I’m gifted to do it. The reason why is that I love helping young people reach their potential and become the best version of themselves, on and off the field.
You’re going to have hardships, you’re going to have a lot of good plays, you’re going to have bad plays.
I think the term tanking, I think it’s disrespectful to the game. I really do. I don’t like that term. I don’t like when people use it.
I’ve had guns pointed at me by police officers.
Early is on time, on time is late and late is forgotten. Is it a rule? No. It’s my personal mantra, and I feel like I have a lot of respect for time. I really do. It’s precious. We shouldn’t take it for granted.
I think I’m good at compartmentalizing and taking care of what I’ve got to take care of.
I deal in truth.
I would say the hardest part of my job is I don’t get to spend as much time with my wife and kids as I would like, but I also try to get as much time with them as possible.
You need discipline to play this game.
With your bad plays, you turn around and you forget them, you move on from them.
I try to be clear and direct. That’s part of leadership.
The numbers speak for themselves as far as the hiring, firing and the lack of opportunities for minority and Black head coaches and executives in the National Football League, and we need the change.
Well, every down is important and every snap in the game is important. We try to let our players know that.
The National Football League is an example to the world, it really is. People follow the lead of the National Football League – that’s how powerful it is.
I think leadership is about being honest. It’s about being transparent. I think it’s about putting yourself in the shoes of others.
We’re always looking for more improvement. We’re always looking for more consistency.
I think with an offseason, with some OTAs with more reps, more repetitions like any player, they develop and get and get better.
We believe in developing players and improving players on a daily basis. That would be the opposite of giving someone a 10-game audition.
I would say I felt similar pressures that Black people feel in all fields, not just football. That we have to do more, that we have to be better, that we have to be exceptional just to stay on a level playing field. And it’s in a lot of ways unfair, but I know I’m not alone in that feeling.
I learned resiliency at a very early age.
One play can change a game and one call can change a game.
I’m trying to challenge all my players. I’m going to do that how I see fit.
Every day is a challenge in this league, but I kind of embrace it and enjoy it.
Football brings people together, from all races, nationalities; so yeah, I think the NFL does a good job of that – a great job of that – and I’m sure they’ll continue to do that.
I’m not really into individual awards, especially in a team game like this.
Take it one play at a time. That’s what we try to do.
We ask players to communicate – offensive, defense, special teams. Our staff has to communicate that way also.
Everyone’s got things going on in their lives.
None of us are exempt from tragedy.
I wasn’t in a rush to become a head coach. I really wasn’t.
Any time you pick third overall, there’s a number of players and a number of ways we can go.
Well, it’s always a goal to be consistent all the way throughout the game.
How I’ve always kind of approached everything is I take everything day to day.
I’m very prepared for difficult moments.
I think every team’s rebuilding. That’s this league. Every team rebuilds every year because no team is the same every year.