It's to be expected which is why when a new coach comes in with a job of rebuilding (not tanking), they like to go with younger players who haven't been spoiled by softer previous regimes. Gase was a player's coach, so, the word out of OTAs is that Coach Flores is much tougher and more demanding.
Barry Jackson wrote:
▪ A close associate of several Dolphins say the feedback has been that these coaches are more demanding and some players are liking it, but some aren’t adjusting as well as others. It’s an old-school mentality, to be sure.
▪ The player feedback on Flores, both publicly and privately, has been very positive. His intensity is what resonates, Harris said. “Every time he comes in, he’s on time, he’s intense,” Harris said.
And there’s this: Harris said “every day he gives you a takeaway on how he exemplifies himself as a man. He’s not just teaching us football, but he’s teaching us life skills. I think that’s the biggest thing. Teaching guys about being mature and how every single practice really does matter and how every day of your life matters.”
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