Brian Flores has spent nearly two seasons preaching about the value of playing “team football,” and having all three phases of the Miami Dolphins complement one another.

It appears the Dolphins coach wasn’t just talking to talk. He has actually built a team to execute his vision considering the Dolphins (4-3) have played complementary football since their Sept. 24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sunday’s 28-17 upset of the Los Angeles Rams is a perfect example of how each unit can pick one another up when one aspect of the team is struggling.

“It’s a total team effort. The phases can complement each other if you put an emphasis on it,” Flores said on Monday. “You get what you emphasize. … We have to continue to stress it’s importance so it’s not just coach speak.

From Sun Sentinel