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Dolphins Locker Room Talk, 10/12

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Chatter overheard inside the Dolphins locker room.

“It’s tough. You’ve got to be on your Ps and Qs and you’ve got to make sure you wrap up and gang tackle. That’s going to be the key in the running game because he’s hard to tackle so we have to get to the ball and gang tackle.” – middle linebacker Karlos Dansby on the challenge of trying to tackle Rams running back Steven Jackson “They’re whole defense is about being aggressive and playing the run as well as the pass, so I’ve just got to be me, not over think it, play the way I play and let the rest take care of itself. I don’t care about that other stuff.” – wide receiver Brian Hartline on Tennessee’s cornerback tandem of Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins, specifically Finnegan’s penchant for instigating scuffles

“He’s a hell of a player and I see why he’s so highly rated in this league as one of the elite defensive ends. He does a lot of really great things out there and he doesn’t really have a weakness to his game, so he’s one of those guys if you make even the smallest mistake he’s going to take advantage of it and make you look bad.” – rookie right tackle Jonathan Martin on squaring off against Rams defensive end Chris Long

“They’re defensive guys and they’re a prideful bunch of guys, both of those guys. I’m proud of them, for one just to get put into the Honor Roll so early after being retired. It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to see two Hall-of-Fames get up there.” – Dansby on Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas going into the Dolphins Honor Roll

“We need to get back to winning football on a consistent basis, not this flip-flop thing because then you kind of get yourself in trouble towards the end of the year. So we’d like to get on a little run here, start playing well in front of the home fans and get the win so we can go into the bye feeling good about ourselves and then understanding we’re going to have 10 games to go coming out of that bye, so it’s a big game leading into out bye.” – Hartline on the importance of getting a win going into the team’s bye week

“Ryan has great pocket presence. Even when we get beat a little bit around the edge he finds a way to step up and get the ball off. He really helps us out a lot and it’s definitely a big help as a tackle knowing your quarterback can make a play out of nothing.” – Martin on rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s awareness in the pocket
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