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to their AFC East nemesis for help.New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist in the Dolphins’ coaching search Youth Keyshawn Johnson Jerseys , a person familiar with the decision said Friday, and they’re expected to offer him the job when his team’s postseason ends.The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins weren’t commenting publicly about the status of the search.If they fail to reach a deal with Flores, they haven’t ruled out Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Kris Richard.Flores has been a Patriots assistant for 11 seasons and took over defensive play-calling a year ago after the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. In Miami he would replace Adam Gase, who was fired after three seasons and hired Wednesday as coach of the New York Jets.New England plays the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC playoffs Sunday. The Dolphins have been also-rans to the first-place Patriots in the AFC East 15 of the past 16 years.Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and general manager Chris Grier zeroed in on Flores after interviewing two Dolphins assistants Friday: special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Both were considered long shots.Ross and Grier earlier interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.Miami has finished with six to eight wins in nine of the past 10 years Keyshawn Johnson Jerseys Stitched , and hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000. As a result, the 78-year-old Ross said the Dolphins will abandon their win-now approach and build with the long term in mind.A roster revamp is expected to include the departure of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has been with the team since 2012. The next coach, who will report to Grier Youth Dennis Byrd Jerseys , will be Miami’s 10th since 2004, including three interim coaches. When Jim Harbaugh was making the move from Stanford to the NFL in 2011, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made a trip to visit Harbaugh to talk about the job while the late Tony Sparano was still the head coach in Miami.Harbaugh chose the 49ers and Sparano was fired during the 2011 season after going 4-9 in the first 13 games. Todd Bowles took over as the interim coach for the final three weeks, which brings us back to Harbaugh and coaching moves.Bowles is the head coach of the Jets for at least another week and reported on Sunday that the team plans to make a run at hiring Harbaugh to replace him. According to Ross Dennis Byrd Jerseys Stitched , the Dolphins won’t be a competitor.Ross told the that he will not try to hire Harbaugh away from Michigan. Harbaugh has said that he is staying in Ann Arbor.As was the case in 2011, the Dolphins currently have a head coach under contract and Ross has given no concrete answer about whether Adam Gase is going to remain in Miami for a fourth season.Even if the Dolphins are sticking with Gase, Ross could try to get in the way of Harbaugh moving to the Jets or any other NFL team. He went to Michigan and is a major donor to the school, so could get involved in putting together a reason for Harbaugh to stay put if necessary.
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