Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, 36-39. When seeing that score without watching the game, many would assume that Peyton Manning was throwing the ball all over the place and racking up the passing yards.
In reality though, it was the Broncos rushing attack that led the way with 201 yards with 167 of them coming from CJ Anderson.
“Well, we all know football’s still a game of blocking and tackling,” Joe Philbin said. “My first glimpse is they blocked us relatively well, I don’t know that we tackled great. From the naked eye without reviewing the film, and without looking at it 16 different times, that’s what I saw.”
Koa Misi said that they knew all week they were going to come out and run the ball and admitted, of course, that they could have played better against the run. Jared Odrick went into more detail and said that they lost their match-ups on the line and the Broncos were successful because of it.
“We knew what they were going to try to do and that’s run the ball. We just have to find a way to stop them better than that. We didn’t do that as well as we wanted to, we got put in some situations where we were forced to stop the run and there were times where they gashed us too much—five, six, 10, 20 (yards).”
Despite that, Odrick said he was proud of everyone on the team, including the defense, who many have been pointing out as the reason the Dolphins lost the game.
“It was tough, but I’m proud of every single one of those guys on the team, especially the defense. We’ll work next week and fight again.”