Vikings hire notable coach for DC job

Brian Flores has a new job himself.

Flores has accepted the position of defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Flores had been a candidate for CB of the Denver Broncos as well as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, but ended up in Minnesota.

Interestingly, this will be the first time the 41-year-old has officially served as a defensive coordinator.

Flores was with the New England Patriots from 2008 to 2018. He rose to the position of linebackers coach, where he was the de facto defensive coordinator, but never held that title.

Then he was hired to be the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2019, a position he held for three years.

Flores went 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins, finishing with consecutive winning seasons before being fired. He then filed a major racial discrimination lawsuit against the Dolphins, the NFL and other teams.

Flores spent last season as a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the Steelers. Now he will work in an official capacity as a defensive coordinator on Kevin O’Connell’s staff.

The Minnesota defense has a lot of work to do to improve. They ranked 28th in the league in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed this season.

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