Brian Flores Quotes

Brian Flores Quotes.

I think you've got to have an internal motivation, an i

I think you’ve got to have an internal motivation, an internal drive, a constant chip on your shoulder.
Brian Flores
We ask players to communicate – offensive, defense, special teams. Our staff has to communicate that way also.
Brian Flores
One play can change a game and one call can change a game.
Brian Flores
We lived in the projects in Brooklyn, the elevator used to be broken, and we used to walk up 20 flights of steps and then walk down.
Brian Flores
To me, in this league, if your only motivation is what everyone else says, you’re probably not going to be here that long.
Brian Flores
Anytime I get to get out there, to help somebody with a technique, a fundamental, I’m in my happy place.
Brian Flores
The Rooney Rule is intended to give minorities an opportunity to sit down in front of ownership, but I think what it’s turned into is an instance where guys are just checking the box. That’s been the case. I’ve been on some interviews in the past where I’ve had that feeling.
Brian Flores
There is never been a perfect game played. That’s just never happened.
Brian Flores
I have a belief that there’s good in people. I just do.
Brian Flores
Minkah’s a football player. I think his strength is that he can handle a lot of different positions. He’s versatile. Free safety, strong safety, corner, Star, ‘backer. You can do whatever you want with him.
Brian Flores
Early is on time, on time is late and late is forgotten. Is it a rule? No. It’s my personal mantra, and I feel like I have a lot of respect for time. I really do. It’s precious. We shouldn’t take it for granted.
Brian Flores
You don’t hit on every player. On every trade. On every draft pick. Show me a team that’s hit on every one. And I’ll applaud that team.
Brian Flores
I’m tough on the players. I think you need to be tough on them so they can be disciplined.
Brian Flores
I deal in truth.
Brian Flores
Well, it’s always a goal to be consistent all the way throughout the game.
Brian Flores
I try to be clear and direct. That’s part of leadership.
Brian Flores
This is a demanding league, so we’ve gotta be demanding on our players. They need to understand that.
Brian Flores
We’re always looking for more improvement. We’re always looking for more consistency.
Brian Flores
You have to make sacrifices if you want to do what you want to do in this world. If you really want something you make the sacrifice. If you don’t, you don’t.
Brian Flores
Culture is very important.
Brian Flores
I’ve had the privilege of being a part of many different circles that have included some very powerful and influential people of all different races and genders.
Brian Flores
Look, that rookie year you got a lot going on. You got to get a house, you got to get a car, you have to move to a whole new city. I mean, there are so many things that are going on.
Brian Flores
I don’t think about the future very often.
Brian Flores
None of us are exempt from tragedy.
Brian Flores
I try to direct my energy to things I can control.
Brian Flores
I had a good job in New England.
Brian Flores
We want the guys to play fast. We want them to play free. We want them to play aggressive.
Brian Flores
I’m not really into individual awards, especially in a team game like this.
Brian Flores
This idea that players were kneeling in support of social justice was something some people couldn’t wrap their head around. The outrage that I saw in the media and the anger I felt in some of my own private conversations caused me to sever a few long-standing friendships.
Brian Flores
We’ve all got to deal with adversity in life. It’s something that’s not new to me.
Brian Flores
I think with an offseason, with some OTAs with more reps, more repetitions like any player, they develop and get and get better.
Brian Flores
I think I’m good at compartmentalizing and taking care of what I’ve got to take care of.
Brian Flores
I mean, we never know what play the game is going to come down to, so we want everyone to be good. But yeah, first and second down are obviously very important.
Brian Flores
I’d say I love the challenge of game-planning for the opponent every week.
Brian Flores
You need discipline to play this game.
Brian Flores
Well, every down is important and every snap in the game is important. We try to let our players know that.
Brian Flores
I learned how to be tough, and that transcended into something else, that I wasn’t going to back down from anything, academically, football wise, any challenge I was presented with.
Brian Flores
I think leadership is about being honest. It’s about being transparent. I think it’s about putting yourself in the shoes of others.
Brian Flores
I think you can do that specifically with players – you can be tough on them, expect a lot from them, but not be somebody they despise.
Brian Flores
I’m always excited when it comes to coaching football, mentoring guys and them becoming better people.
Brian Flores
With your bad plays, you turn around and you forget them, you move on from them.
Brian Flores
You can’t have a good play without good fundamentals.
Brian Flores
Everyone’s got things going on in their lives.
Brian Flores
I would say a lot of the things I learned in New England were about putting the team first.
Brian Flores
I would say the hardest part of my job is I don’t get to spend as much time with my wife and kids as I would like, but I also try to get as much time with them as possible.
Brian Flores
I’m going to go into every game trying to win. That’s always going to be my objective. I’m going to go into anything I do trying to win. I’m going to instill that in everybody I come across.
Brian Flores
I think everyone likes direct. They might not like it in a specific moment, but… I’m always gonna push ’em to do more. That’s just me. I try to be truthful and honest and transparent, and if they don’t like it, then so be it. And that’s OK. I think they respect that and they know where I stand.
Brian Flores
I would say I felt similar pressures that Black people feel in all fields, not just football. That we have to do more, that we have to be better, that we have to be exceptional just to stay on a level playing field. And it’s in a lot of ways unfair, but I know I’m not alone in that feeling.
Brian Flores
I think being genuine, and being authentic, is a big part of leadership.
Brian Flores
I tell my players this – I can go out there and get conditioned if I just go out there and run every day. I’m not going to do that, not like they do; but I could do that. Any of us in here can do that. That really takes no talent; it just takes hard work, effort.
Brian Flores
Any time you pick third overall, there’s a number of players and a number of ways we can go.
Brian Flores
I remember being a first-year position coach and going into next season saying ‘I should have been better last year, I’m better now.’
Brian Flores
I’m trying to challenge all my players. I’m going to do that how I see fit.
Brian Flores
I think it’s important to connect to people. When you can do that, I think you can get more out of them. That’s part of my leadership style.
Brian Flores