1. The Patriot Way
General Manager Nick Caserio and Brian Flores were cut from the same cloth. Bill Belichick mentored both Caserio and Flores. The Texans brought Caserio in to help clean up the mess lingering after the Bill O’Brien era. He knows Flores better than most, and likewise. On the surface, the two of them could have an excellent working relationship.
We saw the Giants hire former Bills executive Brandon Beane who hired a person he was familiar with in Brian Daboll. Why not take a page out of the Giants playbook and hire Flores?
Both men come from an organization with a winning pedigree. Flores has shown the ability to coach up guys no matter the situation. After his rookie season, Flores did something no Dolphins coach could do in 20-years — finish with back-to-back winning seasons. Each of his last two seasons saw his teams fight and play hard during what man expected to be a rebuilding phase.
Flores’ defensive heavy, run-first style would help establish an identity for the Texans. With four picks inside the Top 100, the Texans can help fill out their roster with a power runner, pass catcher, and playmaker on defense. We saw what Flores did with rookies Jaylon Waddle, Jaelen Phillips, and Javon Holland. It’s not unreasonable to think that Caserio’s first draft with Flores could have an immediate impact.
Filing a lawsuit against the NFL could spell the end for Flores’ coaching career. However, the 40-year-old former head coach deserves a second chance. There’s no better place than with the Texans.