Perhaps Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert wants to do one more morally good thing before he steps down from the position.
He’s been at the helm since the 2000 season and will retire as general manager after the 2022 NFL Draft.
That said, he still has a few months to shape the team’s roster and coaching staff for the better.
While their starting quarterback remains unknown, Colbert had no hesitation in giving a response regarding Brian Flores’ hiring.
Simply put, the longtime front office executive replied that it’s the best thing to do even if he’s overqualified for the role.
Asked if the #Steelers hiring of Brian Flores – for a position he’s way overqualified for and while he’s suing the NFL – makes a statement, GM Kevin Colbert says the only statement is “we hired a very good quality defensive coach who can help us win games.”
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 21, 2022
In the tweet above by NFL Network and CBS Sports reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala, Colbert said “we hired a very good quality defensive coach who can help us win games.”
The idea of Flores being in Pittsburgh should send shivers to other NFL teams.
Imagine what a bright mind like him does to reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt.
Besides, the former Miami Dolphins head coach kept on winning despite the odds.
Flores Deserves To Be A Head Coach
The lawsuit he filed against the NFL will put a dent in his coaching career, given that Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross is one of the people in question.
It’s a good thing that the team that started the Rooney Rule saved his legacy.
But with or without the case versus the league, Flores did not deserve how his stint in Miami ended.
No one expected the Dolphins to win ten games in 2020, especially with the fluctuating quarterback situation.
In 2021, everyone counted them out after being 1-7 at one point.
However, they nearly made the playoffs with a 9-8 record.
Instead, Flores gets to continue what he loves to do in an organization that has been the league’s benchmark for hiring practices.
There’s a chance that he could go up the ranks and eventually replace Tomlin.