Report: Brian Flores wanted more power than he already had, desired final say on ‘virtually everything’

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The Miami Dolphins sent shock waves through the NFL on Monday after they decided to fire head coach Brian Flores following three seasons with the team.

A new report indicates that although Flores was “essentially running the Dolphins building,” he wanted more power than he already had.

“Flores already was essentially running the Dolphins building, according to a source in direct contact with Dolphins management,” wrote Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

“But he wanted even more control, the source said. He wanted the authority formalized, to eliminate the contract annoyance of general manager Chris Grier having final say on the draft and free agency.

“He wanted more power in everything, final say on virtually everything. He wanted more people to report to him.”

It is certainly interesting to hear about how much power Flores already had within the organization. Flores went 24-25 during his three seasons as Miami’s head coach. He led the team to a 19-14 record during the past two seasons.

During his time in Miami, the 40-year-old was unable to lead the Dolphins to the playoffs. He came close during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but he fell short both times.

Flores has already reportedly secured an interview with the Chicago Bears for their head coaching vacancy. Time will tell if he ends up landing that gig.

As for the Dolphins, they’ve already begun setting their sights on possible candidates, requesting interviews with two offensive coordinators.

Miami last made it to the postseason during the 2016 campaign after a 10-6 regular season.

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