Here were some of the postgame comments that stood out after the Dolphins’ 37-31 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles, along with some perspective:
“That’s a room full of guys who, they’re not going to back down from anybody. It’s not always going to go our way. I think we have learned that this year, but we’re just going to keep swinging and that’s it.”
— Head Coach Brian Flores was proud of the resilience of his players being able to come back a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter and then a 28-14 deficit in the third quarter. This never-give-up attitude is something the Dolphins have shown all season.
“(Special Teams Coordinator) Danny Crossman is crazy. (laughter) Like, what is he dreaming up? This is the NFL. I didn’t think it would ever be called in a game. But (it was) pretty cool, pretty cool that it worked.”
— Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was like all his teammates who just got a kick — pardon the pun — out of watching kicker Jason Sanders catch a touchdown pass from punter Matt Haack out of a unique formation on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. It was a big play in a game full of big plays for the Dolphins.
“I’m not talking about it. (laughter) I’m just focusing on my job and continuing to follow my routine and continue to work hard and hopefully good things will follow.”
— Tight end Mike Gesicki waited a long time to get his first NFL touchdown, which came last week against the Cleveland Browns, and he’s now got two consecutive games with a score. Gesicki clearly didn’t want to jinx himself while talking about his current streak.
“I loved it. How often do you get to see a kicker get a touchdown or even a punter throwing to the kicker? I think that’s the unique part of it.”
— Kicker Jason Sanders appreciated his role in what could only be described as one of the greatest plays in recent Dolphins history.