Coach Philbin: We Are All Wishing Dustin Well

Posted Aug 18, 2013

Dolphins head coach discusses Keller injury, the first team offense and defense and other topics following the game at Houston.

(opening statement) “The Texans deserved to win the game. They played a lot better than we did. They made a lot more plays than we did. With that being said, we certainly had an opportunity at the end of the game to go for the win, but our lack of ball security prevented us from doing that. You all saw Dustin Keller get carted off the field. I hate to see any player in that situation. We are all wishing Dustin well and we hope his return is sooner as opposed to later.”

(on depth of tight end position with TE Dustin Keller being out) “I like the guys we have. Again, we’ll have to see what happens. As you said, it’s very early in this whole process. We’ll take a look at what we have and what our options might be.”

(on first team offense and first team defense) “There were some good things. I didn’t think we played as clean as we have to. Offensively, it took us a while to get going. We had some pressure early again and when you end up with six sacks, it’s not very good. I know most of those weren’t against the first offense, but I thought we did some good things and there’s a lot of room for improvement.”

(on QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance) “I thought he played well, I thought he managed the game pretty well. His decision-making I thought was good. He missed a couple opportunities, we had some big play opportunities that we missed, and we need to make those plays. I thought overall he played good.”

(on performance by TE Deon Sims and DE Michael Egnew) “Early in the game we had three penalties out of three tight ends, which wasn’t good, but I thought they settled in and played better as the game went on.”

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