Dolphins players (11.24.19)



LB Jerome Baker:

On the disappointment of the loss:

“It is just like any loss. It hurts to lose.”


On playing from behind:

“It is hard. It is very hard. That is what happens when you do not execute. It is what it is.”


On moving forward to finish out the season:

“We will try to go back to work and get better every day. That is all we can do. That is all we are going to do.”


G Shaq Calhoun:

On how the Dolphins rookies feel about their own progression this season:

“I feel like we [Miami Dolphins rookies] are making a little bit of progress. We are not where we want to be, but I feel like we are making progress.  Just trying to get better each and every week and listen to what our coaches tell us that we need to do.”


On his feelings regarding where the Dolphins stand this season:

“I feel that we are not quite where we want to be, but I feel like we have all of the tools to be where we want to be.”


DE Charles Harris:

On what Miami could have done better earlier in the game that they did well in the second half:

“I think we could have stopped the run. I think we did a solid job, not a great job. They had some leaks in the running game. (RB Nick) Chubb and (RB) Kareem (Hunt) are two great backs on the same team. We did a pretty good job with that in the second half. We just need to finish it.”


On how important today’s win was for Browns WR Jarvis Landry:

“At the end of the day, I love (WR) Jarvis (Landry). He is a great friend of mine, but it’s not about him, it’s about the Miami Dolphins. We just need to keep fighting and keep finishing.  At the end of the day he is a great player.”


On what the Miami Dolphins need to do for the rest of the season:

“Keep fighting. There isn’t anybody stopping you. It’s football. It’s the National Football League. We can’t make it to the playoffs. My goal and everyone else’s goal is to stop whomever we play, to beat them and stop them from making it to the playoffs


RB Patrick Laird:

On the Browns’ personnel adjustments:

“We studied them schematically and they stuck to their schemes for the most part. When you are watching film and studying personnel, you just have to imagine that the guys who did not play this game are not on the screen and there is going to be someone else. It is the NFL, so there is going to be really good players that are behind them. We just prepare for them schematically. I do not think there was that much of a change.”


On mid-game adjustments:

“I think getting behind early, we ended up having to pass the ball more than you would in a close game. Since we were in more passing situations, they were able to dial-up more blitzes. Our offensive line and coaches did a really good job preparing us each week for the different types of blitz looks. We did a decent job of picking up all the blitzes.”


On if the Browns took the Dolphins out of their game:

“I think this was a game where we beat ourselves. Obviously, you have to give credit to the Browns, they played a good game. Again, when you go down early, you have to pass the ball more to get back into the game. We did a decent job of that in the second half, but obviously it was not enough.”


CB Nik Needham:

On the defensive pass interference being overturned and called on him:

“Yes, because it was against a premier receiver in the league. I am a rookie, undrafted. I understand that. I should go out there and play whatever happens. It is on to the next play.”


On that type of defensive interference calls typically not being overturned:

“That is what I thought. They overturned it, so it is fine.”


On facing a very talented Browns receiving corps:

“At the end of the day, like I said last week, if I am out there on the field, I need to be competing and doing my job. It does not matter who is over there. I need to execute and make plays on the ball. I did not do that much this game. It was tough for me, but I need to bounce back. That is all I can do.”


On guarding Browns WR Jarvis Landry:

“It was cool, a tough matchup. He has good hands. You can tell he is a veteran. On that one play, I was in his back hip and he did not show any eyes or hands and caught it right away. It is something I have to get used to and adjust to. Good receiver for sure. I wished we played them again.”


S Steven Parker:

On playing against the Browns today:

“It was a challenge. It was a challenge that we were all up to. It was something we have been practicing all week. We did not start how we wanted to start. In the second half, we fought hard. We came out and did our stuff. We did well.”


On being down 28-0:

It is definitely hard to come back from that. We cannot put ourselves into that hole and that is where we have to be better. At the end of the day, they had our number. We have to better in the end, preparing and making sure that we are on top of our stuff.”


C/G Chris Reed:

On if the Cleveland Browns made a lot of changes from what the Dolphins had seen on tape:

“Not really. They did some of what we expected, but you don’t ever 100% know until you actually play the game.”


On what the Browns did specifically that the Dolphins did not expect:

“It’s more personnel. Some players were in spots that we thought another player was going to be, but it really did not mess up our game plan.”


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