Appearing on the I Am Athlete
Podcast, Flores said Belichick’s message — where he apparently confused Flores with Brian Daboll on a text chain regarding the Giants’ head coaching job — was an honest mistake. He said he included the text in his lawsuit because he believes it strengthens his discrimination case against the league.
“I’m not mad,” Flores said. “He sent a text message to the wrong person. I’m certainly guilty of that.”
Podcast host Brandon Marshall called Belichick “the GOAT,” and Flores quickly agreed.
“I think the one thing people don’t know about Bill is he listens,” said Flores. “He listens. So if you have — and again, you’ve got to earn the right for him to listen — but if you have an idea, if you have a thought, if you have a person or there’s a matchup you think that we can win, a part in the game, he’ll listen. He may add something to it. He may throw it out. But he listens. I think that’s one of his greatest strengths.”
“To me, I thought it was specific to the lawsuit in that it confirmed a lot of the things that I thought were going on — that I think a lot of Black or minority coaches think are going on, it kind of confirmed it for me,” he added.