However, Belichick thought he was talking to former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Texts from Bill Belichick to Brian Flores, congratulating Brian for landing the #Giants job.
Belichick thought he was texting Brian Daboll. He was texting Flores by mistake. pic.twitter.com/Y686XcjYC3
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 1, 2022
It seems like Daboll essentially won the job before Flores even got a chance to interview with the Giants.
Flores has yet to speak with Belichick since that moment, and he gave an interesting answer when asked if he expects to speak with the legendary head coach again.
Brian Flores appearance on Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel airs tonight on HBO. According to an excerpt, Flores has not spoken with Bill Belichick recently. pic.twitter.com/UPIb493PmU
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) February 22, 2022
Flores spent many years working under Belichick as part of New England’s staff, and he was the team’s linebackers coach when the Dolphins decided to hire him as their head coach back in 2019.
Throughout three seasons with the Dolphins, Flores compiled a record of 24-25. In each of its past two seasons, Miami had a solid chance at making the playoffs but was unable to secure a postseason berth. Despite that, it came as a surprise to many when the Dolphins fired Flores.
The Dolphins haven’t made it to the postseason since the 2016 campaign, and they are certainly hoping that Mike McDaniel, their new head coach, will lead them back to the playoffs.