The Cardinals are going to make an attempt to interview multiple members of the Patriots’ defensive staff. They submitted an interview request to meet with New England linebackers coach Brian Flores, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
This comes barely an hour after a request to meet with Patriots DC Matt Patricia. Flores is just 36 years old and has never been a coordinator, but like Patricia, he’s been on Bill Belichick‘s staff since 2004 — beginning a Pats career as a scouting assistant when he was just 23.
Bruce Arians officially retired barely two hours ago, but the Cards have been connected to a host of names since. They are already setting up an interview with Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and have submitted interview requests for Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Eagles DC Jim Schwartz.
Flores has been in his current post for two seasons. He also worked under Patricia from 2012-15 coaching the Pats’ safeties.