Brady to face familiar faces against Dolphins
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.
The veteran quarterback will recognize some faces on the Dolphins’ sideline with whom he had worked in the past.
For example, Miami head coach Brian Flores has known Brady since 2004 where he served as a scouting assistant and in other roles for the New England Patriots until 2019, the same year Brady moved to Tampa Bay. Flores won the Super Bowl three times together with Brady.
Dolphins defensive coordinator Josh Boyer also spent 13 seasons in New England before joining Flores in Miami.
Brady addressed some questions regarding his relationship with his former coaches on Tuesday.
“It’s a lot over a long period of time and ‘Flo’ does a great job,” Brady said. “He’s a great football coach. He’s coached different positions on the defensive side of the ball, so I think he has a great understanding.
“Josh Boyer, who I know really well, he was coaching defense when I was with the Patriots for a long time,” Brady continued. “He does a great job with the secondary, he’s a great play-caller.”
When asked about the numbers of practices he had done with Flores and Boyer, Brady answered, “Thousands of practices, probably 1,500 practices.”
Flores himself acknowledged the impact Tom Brady could make in Sunday’s game.
“There’s no confusing (Brady),” Flores said this week. “He’s seen everything. I could sit here and say you can do this, that, and the other. But there’s no confusing the guy. It’s about trying to execute. We’ve got to do a good job really across the board. We’ve got to play — the entire team has to play well offensively, defensively, and in the kicking game. That’s what we’re going to have to do to have success against this team.”
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