Mike Tomlin explains why he decided to hire Brian Flores


Mike Tomlin explains why he decided to hire Brian Flores

Brian Flores has been one of the more interesting figures in the NFL lately, especially after he filed a lawsuit against the NFL for racial discrimination. "In making the decision to file the class action complaint today, I understand that I may be risking coaching the game that I love and that has done so much for my family and me.

My sincere hope is that by standing up against systemic racism in the NFL, others will join me to ensure that positive change is made for generations to come."- Flores said Still, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to hire this coach as an assistant on the team, and we’ll see if that move turns out to be a good one.

Previously, Flores had an engagement in the Miami Dolphins, which he left precisely because of racial discrimination. Now Flores will have the opportunity to prove himself as a coach again. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin explained why he hired Flores “I just didn’t want him to feel like he was on an island,” Tomlin said Sunday, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.

“From a coaching fraternity standpoint, I owed him that. I was in position to provide that. I think that started our interactions and conversations.


There have been some criticisms and stories about Flores ’new role, and why he didn’t actually get a coaching position, but it seems he could be useful in this system as well, as his experience and knowledge are of great help to any team.

Now it's up to Flores to prove himself “Over the course of those discussions, particularly when it became evident he was not going to get a head job, then I think the natural discussion began. It really ran its course rather quickly, to be quite honest with you.

Because it doesn’t require a lot of time to come to the realization that you can use a Brian Flores on your staff”.

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