Indianapolis — Jim Caldwell is again in the NFL immediately after a 12 months away, serving on Brian Flores’ staff members in Miami as a quarterbacks mentor and assistant head mentor. 

At the NFL Blend on Wednesday, Flores was requested about the importance of including a coaching veteran like Caldwell to the Miami staff members.

“Jim especially, he’s certainly been a sounding board and someone — again, he’s completed it,” Flores mentioned. “So, ‘What’d you do in this circumstance when you have been wherever you have been?’ It is anything that was significant to me to have anyone like that on staff members. Once again, if I’m heading to explain to my staff not to have egos, it’s received to commence with me. So I really do not have an ego from that standpoint. He’s been genuinely wonderful to operate with.”

Flores, 38, is entering his 1st season as a head mentor, immediately after a 1-12 months stint as the Patriots defensive coordinator. He received his commence with the Patriots in 2004, as a scouting assistant, and labored his way up by way of the organization’s ranks, replacing Matt Patricia for the 2018 season, immediately after Patricia remaining to swap Caldwell in Detroit. 

Caldwell, 64, embodies the essential features Flores was in search of when building out his staff members. 

“I needed our coaching staff members mirror what we want from our staff — intelligent, difficult, men who can connect very well,” Flores mentioned. “If you embody the features that we’re searching for, if you’re mentally difficult, if you’re intelligent, you’re quite intelligent, if you connect very well, if you place the staff 1st, if football is quite significant to you, you’ve probably received a shot at getting a component of what we’re striving to execute. Which is throughout the board. It is not just coaches. It is from the prime down. (Normal manager) Chris (Grier) and I are aligned with that brain. Those are the form of men and women we want in the building.”

It remains to be noticed whether Caldwell will be functioning on revamping the job of Ryan Tannehill, charged with producing a 1st-round draft pick, or both of those. The Dolphins have been reviewed as a feasible landing location for Heisman winner Kyler Murray.

Requested about the Oklahoma standout, Flores responded with glowing praise

“I consider he had a phenomenal 12 months this 12 months,” Flores mentioned. “I consider he’s a wonderful athlete. I consider he’s a quite great participant.”