It's the end of another week and in just a few days, these press conferences will end and we will have months of silence from the Dolphins organization. While we here at PhinManiacs will continue to bring you news on a daily basis, the information flowing from the organization will be much more limited. With that in mind, enjoy these quotes from Joe Philbin that didn't make it into any of our stories this past week.
(On T Jason Fox earning the team’s community MVP award) – “He’s been a great addition. He’s contributed on the field and off the field. That’s one of the things we talk about to the players all the time is making an impact and making a difference obviously in their performance on Sundays, but also representing the organization off the field. He’s done an outstanding job.”
(On how T Ja’Wuan James has played at left tackle and how impressive it is for a rookie to play both of those positions) – “I think I said a while ago that one of the things that intrigued us when he came out was his performance as a left tackle even in his pro drills. It was all of five minutes probably, so that’s not a ton of evidence to project that he’s going to be a left tackle in the National Football League. With that being said, he’s adjusted well. He’s a bright kid. He’s a hard-working kid. I think he’s done a good job overall considering 97 to 99 percent of his training up until the Detroit game was at right tackle.”
(On DT Jared Odrick and the progressions he’s made the past few years) – “He’s done a lot of different jobs for us, number one, since I’ve been here. He’s made the transition inside very well, but he still gives us flexibility. He can shoot the two-gap, the one-gap. We feel like he gives good pass pressure inside. He gives you a lot of flexibility and he’s given us excellent effort.”
Jason Fox - (On what it means to win the Nat Moore Community Service Award) – “Just to see the kids smiling, whether it’s visiting a hospital, visiting cancer patients or visiting sick kids, just doing something, anything to brighten up their day. (That) can really turn their lives around. You see kids and people in those situations, you realize there’s things bigger than football. Anything to brighten up those people’s lives means a lot.”