Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Jared Odrick has been a bright spot for the Miami Dolphins defense so far this season with 7 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. In addition, he has disrupted the pocket quite a bit. Odrick, who was a first round pick, is in his contract year and is a veteran on the team so when he speaks, it’s someone you need to listen to. After the game on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, he wasn’t happy.
“It’s tough every time you lose a game. It’s really tough when you lose at home, especially when you feel like you matched up in a few good places, especially when you felt like you did a few things. As a team we have to do more. [Being down going into halftime] is a position you don’t want to put yourself in too many times because in the NFL players are good, teams are good and coaches are good. And they’ll capitalize on that. A lot of times we’ve put ourselves in position to capitalize in the second half this time we didn’t and we didn’t capitalize in the fourth quarter.”
The Dolphins gave up 174 yards rushing to five different running backs, with Kniles Davis picking up 132 of those yards. Davis, as you know, is a backup to Jamaal Charles and wasn’t informed he was starting until a few hours before the game was set to begin. Odrick said that it was unacceptable for the Dolphins to allow that many yards.
“I’d say it’s unacceptable. Every week as a D-line we gather and put up a multitude of things on the board, 20-30 things we have to do to win this game and every time the number one thing we put up on the board is stop the run. When we do that and it’s our number one every day, and its 174 yards, we have to do better.”