Brian Flores has found a new home, and it’s quite fitting considering the predicament the former Dolphins head coach is in.
Flores, who was controversially fired by Miami after his second consecutive winning season, was slated to be arguably the hottest head coach candidate on the market. After not receiving a job and finding out that the Giants had made a decision to hire Bills OC Brian Dabol before even interviewing Flores despite having an interview scheduled, Flores filed a lawsuit against multiple teams and the league.
The 53-page federal suit alleged racial bias in the hiring process, and said he was not the only minority who had experienced the same situation he found himself in.
A few weeks later, and Flores now finds himself with a team, not as a head coach, but as a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach, which was his role in New England before being hired by the Dolphins.
Pittsburgh of course is owned by the Rooney Family, where former team owner Art Rooney proposed the rule named after him where teams are required to interview minority coaches in effort to promote diversity in coaching and executive positions, the very rule Flores claims teams are working around.