With the opening weekend for the Miami Dolphins in the books, several players and coaches talked to the media about the game.
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The Miami Dolphins left enough on the field to give the media plenty to ask in the locker room after the game. Regardless of what they said or will say, it’s on to New England.
From the Miami Herald
Kenny Stills’ dropped pass
"“Sometimes you drop the ball,” Still said after the game. “No excuses. Just a drop. It was a good ball. I just dropped it. It hurts the team. You want to make those plays. I worked hard all offseason to make those plays. I’ve got to make them.” – Kenny Stills who also said the sun was not in his eyes.“Obviously if we catch it, it’s a big play,” Gase said. “One play does not make a game. The biggest thing that we talked about the entire week was that bad things happen. You have to move on to the next play. My thing was how are we going to respond to this adversity?” – Adam Gase on the play and how it wasn’t the reason the team lost."
On playing the Seattle defense
“We’re playing a really good defense,” Gase said. “It’s tough keeping the ball. They did a really good job of taking away a lot of the things that we prepared for. We have to make some adjustments within the game. With these guys it’s a tough game of cat and mouse. They were one step ahead of us early. Some of the things that we had schemed by didn’t have our players in the best position possible. We tried to get through the game and make some adjustments as the game went on.” – Adam Gase
National Anthem kneeling
"“I don’t think there was any lack of respect,” Ross said. “Everyone in this team and whole organization respects the flag and what it stands for. These guys are making a conversation about something that’s very important topic in this country. I’m 100 percent in support of them.” – Stephen Ross"
"“Offense, defense and special teams there’s a lot of plays that we had opportunities to win,” defensive end Cameron Wake said. “They say more games are lost than won [and] I feel like we lost this game. It was on our backs, in our hands, right in our grasp in different areas throughout the game.” – Via Sun-Sentinel"
"Both sides of the ball battled, just kept playing and kept hanging tough,” he said. “The defense played their tails off, really stuck with the offense all day.“The offense, when things weren’t going well, we just kept battling, kept hanging in there, then we made a play coming down the stretch in the fourth quarter. There’s a lot we can take away from this game, build on and move forward.”"