DAVIE, Fla. – The Brian Flores era has begun.
Miami's first-year head coach watched Thursday as his team put on the pads in preparation for the 2019 season.
Flores joins the Dolphins from the New England Patriots, where he was the defensive play-caller on the Super Bowl Champions.
Flores said, "A lot of excitement. You go through the end of hte season, you go though the offseason for today, so a lot of excitement."
Flores scoffs at the idea that the Dolphins will be willing to tank games this season, in order to get a higher draft pick next season.
Flores had this message for the fans, "I tell them support the Dolphins. You're going to have to have a tough, smart, disciplined team that works hard, is not going to beat themselves, and we're going to fight to win every week. That's what I tell them, and they'll support us to do that."
Before practice, Flores had a unique routine to get ready. He practiced the so-called 'Murph' workout. It involves a one-mile run, 300 squats, 200 push-ups, and 100 pull-ups, and then another one-mile run.
Flores did say he did a modified version of the serious workout.
Local 10 sports reporter Clay Ferraro was there for the first day of training camp.
Obligatory QB shot. Battle between Fitzpatrick and Rosen begins. pic.twitter.com/gq1mhZSZeZ— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019
More Albert Wilson. Fins fans glad to see him back out here. He’s already waved at a few who were cheering for him. pic.twitter.com/kLb2cMidFk— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019
Kenny Stills just dropped a pass.— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019
Kenny Stills then did push ups.
I’m guessing these things are related.
First “oooohhhhhs” from the crowd: Jakeem Grant just juked Jomal Wiltz out of his shoes in goal line 1-on-1s.— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019
Ballage getting a lot of work early with the 1s.— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019
No clue if that actually means anything. But something to watch.