As the New England Patriots recover from their Super Bowl celebration, another key member of their coaching staff has departed for the Miami Dolphins.
Defensive backs coach Josh Boyer will be joining former Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores in Miami as defensive passing game coordinator, according to reports.
Josh Boyer leaving the #Patriots to be def passing game coordinator for Brian Flores with the #Dolphins. Think of the young guys he's schooled since 2012 who had an impact: Alfonzo Dennard, Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Jon Jones, JC Jackson, Keion Crossen. Undervalued coach IMO.— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) February 8, 2019
During his time in New England, Boyer helped oversee the development of a multitude of hidden gems in the Patriots' secondary, including Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler and recent upstart J.C. Jackson. His departure might hurt the Patriots more than many may think.
Boyer is just one of many Patriots staffers that have defected to join Brian Flores and the division-rival Miami Dolphins. Former wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea just recently joined the team as the offensive coordinator.
Brian Flores' Dolphins reportedly are hiring Chad O'Shea as their offensive coordinator -- and adding another former Patriot as offensive quality control coach. https://t.co/px7EfSWSIA pic.twitter.com/qaJ0pHxLon— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) February 6, 2019
It almost appears as though Flores is attempting to build a lite version of the Patriots similar to the way that Matt Patricia did last offseason in Detroit. Obviously, one defensive coordinator was able to limit one of the league's most potent offenses to just three points in the Super Bowl. The other surrendered 41 in a crushing loss. The results might not be the same.
Time will tell how Flores' additions to the coaching staff pan out in Miami, but for now, it seems that he's following a New England-themed road map to success.