Dolphins Postgame Notes

Posted Aug 24, 2013

Read all the notes and statistical milestones from the Dolphins game against the Buccaneers.

Statement from Todd Boyan, Senior Vice President – Operations, Sun Life Stadium on the new NFL bag policy

“We are pleased that a large amount of our fans were aware of the new policy prior to the start of the game and entered with the appropriate items tonight. We also provided fans with complimentary clear bags that were distributed throughout the parking lots and at the stadium gates. Overall, we are happy with the response that we received from the fans on the policy.”

· Tonight’s paid attendance was 52,789.

· With tonight’s loss, Miami is now 16-12 in preseason action against Tampa Bay.

· Nolan Carroll, Dannell Ellerbe and Brian Hartline served as tonight’s game captains.

· John Jerry saw his first preseason action of the season vs. Tampa Bay, starting at right guard.

· Randy Starks saw his first action of the preseason playing in a reserve role at defensive tackle.

· Ryan Tannehill has completed 34-of-56 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions in the 2013 preseason. He has a 98.6 passer rating in four games and has notched a 90.0 or higher passer rating in three of the four preseason contests.

· Brandon Gibson recorded his first career touchdown reception as a member of the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter vs. Tampa Bay. He joined the team this season after four years with the St. Louis Rams where he caught 174 receptions for 2,090 yards and nine touchdowns.

· Lamar Miller’s 20-yard run in the first quarter vs. Tampa Bay was the longest run in his preseason career and his third-longest in his NFL career.

· Marcus Thigpen’s 38-yard return in the second quarter vs. Tampa Bay was the second longest of his career in preseason or regular season action. His longest return was a 72-yard touchdown at Houston (9/9/12).

· Miami’s defense recorded 6.0 sacks vs. Tampa Bay for its highest total of the 2013 preseason.

· Jared Odrick recorded his first sack of the preseason vs. Tampa Bay. The fourth-year pro from Penn State recorded 5.0 sacks in 2012 and has 11.0 in his career.

· Olivier Vernon recorded his first sack of the preseason vs. Tampa Bay. The second-year player from the University of Miami had 3.5 sacks as a rookie in 2012.

· Johnathan Freeny, Josh Kaddu and Kelcie McCray all recorded their first career sack as professionals vs. Tampa Bay.

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