I Said It: 10.16.17

Posted Oct 16, 2017

Head Coach Adam Gase, tight end Julius Thomas, wide receiver Kenny Stills and wide receiver Leonte Carroo spoke to reporters at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday:

Here were some of the comments that stood out, along with some perspective:

“I don’t think that’ll be a problem. We’ve had enough tests to be able to move on to the next thing.”
— Adam Gase

— Adam Gase says his players know he’ll be aggressive in going for it on fourth down.

“If It’s happened, we’ve seen it. They come in, whatever’s happened, we address it, talk about it, they do a great job of moving on.” 
— Adam Gase likes the way his players handle adversity.

— Adam Gase likes his young cornerback combination of Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersley.

“I think it's a great mind-set that our players have of when the game gets tight, they're going to play better, or at least they're going make the plays that are necessary.”
— This is how Adam Gase explained the Dolphins’ ability to win close games.

— Adam Gase is thrilled to have safety Reshad Jones back in the lineup after his 2016 season was cut short.

We’re not worried about the AFC, the NFC, the playoffs, anything. I just know the next opponent and we’ll focus on them starting on Wednesday.”
— Kenny Stills says he and his teammates are single-minded in their focus.

“It’s all about just going out there doing your job, putting enough trust in the coaches that you know what you’re doing, then going out there and just ultimately playing and doing your job and trying to make plays.”
— Leonte Carroo was excited about getting the opportunity to start against the Falcons.

“You just had a great energy, a great vibe from the whole team in the locker room, coaches all the way down to players. From strength staff, trainers, everybody just felt great at halftime that we were going to win the game.”
— Leonte Carroo said the vibe at halftime Sunday was positive even though the Dolphins were trailing 17-0.

— Julius Thomas says the Dolphins showed their resiliency in coming back against Atlanta.

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