These little sayings will stick in a player's mind because it's simple and to the point. It's good character building in a young player. To the veterans it means that they are not entitled.
Cameron Wolfe wrote:
Ask any Dolphins player to describe Flores in three words and there's a very good chance that every single player will repeat "serious" or a synonym for it. (Trust me, I tried it with seven players.)https://www.espn.com/blog/miami-dolphin ... e-in-miami
Flores refers to himself as straightedge, but that doesn't mean he lacks personality. His leadership is already apparent, and players often repeat his one-line mantras like they are gospel.
One of Flores' favorites is "rent is due every day." It's a saying borrowed from The Rent Axiom, and it's a thought that success is never owned, just rented.
"It means you have to come out and apply the same effort and get better every day," defensive tackle Kendrick Norton said.
Just about every Flores mantra relates to discipline, hard work or respect -- each a Flores core value.