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I Said It: Dolphins Defeat Jets

Posted Oct 22, 2017

Here were some of the postgame comments that stood out after the 31-28 victory against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium:

 

- Head Coach Adam Gase wasn’t surprised to see Matt Moore respond to the challenge of coming in for the injured Jay Cutler.

“We keep trying to get him more involved. He’s kind of our secret weapon in the passing game that no one knows about until today.”
— Adam Gase has always said Anthony Fasano can be a contributor in the passing game and he caught his first passes of the season against the Jets.


— QB Matt Moore said he understands his role.

“I don’t know how else to do it.”
— QB Matt Moore had a quizzical look when he was asked about “coming out firing” after entering the game.

“Guys have just put their head down and kept working. That’s the biggest thing that’s been going the last couple of weeks.”
— QB Matt Moore has seen like everyone else the offense come to life in the past two games.

“We’ve got to do a better job of starting fast and playing with a lead and not always playing from behind.”
— Like his teammates, Kenny Stills appreciates the team’s ability to rally, but he doesn’t necessarily want to see it put to the test every week.

“My favorite thing about Matt Moore is that he’s Matt Moore. We do well when he’s in there. We’ve got a lot of trust in him. He’s a great player. He brings that veteran mind-set to the huddle and everybody respects him and plays hard for him.”
— Kenny Stills has a lot of respect for the Dolphins’ backup quarterback.


— CB Bobby McCain wants to see the Dolphins avoid falling behind.

“We’ve got a quick turnaround with Baltimore. We’re going to celebrate, but we’ve got to get ready to work.”
— Bobby McCain knows he and his teammates have to focus on their next game, which is coming up Thursday night.

“That’s what we pride ourselves on here at the Miami Dolphins. We just keep fighting. Defensively, special teams, offense, we’re all going to stick together. We’re a band of brothers. Just keep fighting and good things will come.”
— Bobby McCain explained the Dolphins’ ability to overcome adversity.

“It’s crazy. This team finds a way to win. Last year I was on the Browns and that was kind of where we lacked. You couldn’t find a way to win in the third, fourth quarter, and this team … we’re down by 14 points and no one is batting an eye. It’s crazy.”
— Cody Parkey has quickly come to appreciate the resiliency of his new team.


— Jarvis Landry likes the togetherness of the team.

“I wish it wouldn’t have to be this way, but it’s come down to that the last couple of weeks. It says a lot about the guys in here, about the staff and everything that we’ve been able to overcome along this road to gt to 4-2. It’s an amazing feeling.”
— Jarvis Landry loves the resiliency of the Dolphins and their ability to win games late.

“Them scoring 28 points may look bad on the defense, but at the end of the day a win is a win and things like that come hard in the NFL.”
— Rey Maualuga has been around long enough to know the bottom line supersedes any other statistic.

“It’s stressful. But it’s cool, though. Any way you can get a win … we like to make things interesting.”
— Guard Jermon Bushrod likes the ability of the Dolphins to win close games, even though he wouldn’t mind a comfortable victory once in a while.

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