AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots


  • Albert Breer reports that Brian Flores, who is the front runner for the Dolphins’ head coaching job, had Ravens assistant Greg Roman as an offensive coordinator target for his staff as he went through the interview process.
  • Breer adds that Flores was also interested in hiring Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator before he was hired as the Cardinals’ head coach.
  • Doug Kyed wouldn’t be surprised if Patriots national scout DuJuan Daniels, who was Flores’ teammate at Boston College, joins Flores in Miami.


  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Jets were very interested in former Packers HC Mike McCarthy, but talks between the two parties ultimately broke down over staffing issues.
  • According to La Canfora, the Jets were his most serious pursuer, but McCarthy harbored some concerns about the structure and composition of the Jets front office.
  • McCarthy reportedly had a productive interview with Jets’ ownership and team officials before it became clear he was not going to mesh with their direction.
  • Sources have told La Canfora that the Jets asked to see a list of a potential coaching staff so that they could peruse and consider the options. McCarthy complied with the request but began to have reservations about the process at this point and was unsure if this was actually going to be a match for him.


  • Doug Kyed of NESN writes that the top in-house candidate to replace Brian Flores, who is expected to be the Dolphins’ next head coach, is DL coach Brendan Daly.
  • If the Patriots end up looking outside of the organization, Kyed considers former Buccaneers HC Greg Schiano as the No. 1 option.
  • Tom Curran would imagine Schiano will be in the mix for the Patriots if they lose Flores to the Dolphins, as reported.

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