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Time To Quickly Turn The Page For Dolphins

Posted Oct 28, 2013

Cincinnati Bengals are dominating the conversation.



Most veteran football players take the same approach after a game regardless of the outcome, which is look at the film the next day and then put it behind you. This week the Miami Dolphins have to become even faster page-turners.

Miami (3-4) hosts the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday night in primetime on the NFL Network and hopes to put a stop to its current four-game losing streak. To do so, the Dolphins will have to slow down a Bengals team that has won four straight and at 6-2 sits atop the AFC North, which is why nobody is interested in talking about yesterday’s 27-17 loss at New England.

“We barely watched the tape,” said cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who recorded his third interception of the season on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “These Thursday games, whatever happened that previous Sunday, win or loss, you’ve just got to take it for what it is and move forward. … Cincinnati’s another tough matchup and they have a talented offense. They’re doing extremely well as a team in all phases and we’re going to have to go out and play our best ball.”

Left tackle Bryant McKinnie has been in the league 12 years and has experienced his fair share of short turnarounds in between Sunday games and Thursday night games. He’s still getting himself acclimated to the playbook after coming over last Tuesday from the Baltimore Ravens via trade.

McKinnie has absolutely no problem moving on from the Patriots game, which was his Dolphins debut. He was part of a Ravens team last year that lost three straight games near the end of the season but ended up winning the Super Bowl.

“You definitely have to put the loss behind you because you can’t do anything to bring it back,” McKinnie said. “You just make your focus on the team that you have ahead of you and make sure you try to focus in winning that game. This is a team I’m familiar with coming from where I just came from, so they have a pretty good defense and they’ve got some good pass rushers and we’ve just got to execute.”