Patriots Seem To Like Communication Skills, Teachings of Brian Flores

Matt Patricia, the Patriots' defensive coordinator since 2012 (though he had been the chief defensive play-caller for the New England defense since Dean Pees' departure after the 2009 season), is now with the Detroit Lions as their head coach. That's given the Patriot sideline a 'new' defensive voice in unofficial-official defensive coordinator Brian Flores. Flores,…

Brian Flores Wants To Bolster Patriots' Defense With 'Team Imprint'

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com New England linebackers coach Brian Flores has certainly worked his way up since joining Bill Belichick's staff in 2004. Before becoming the team's linebackers coach in 2016, Flores had worked for the Patriots as a scouting assistant, pro scout, special teams assistant, vague-as-can be defensive assistant, and safeties coach. It's the…