Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins traveled to London on Thursday evening and landed just after midnight local time and around 6:00 AM in London. Prior to taking off, the Dolphins practiced in the morning and Joe Philbin said that the team had its best Thursday practice since the season began.
“Basically our game plan is in and I thought we had a very good practice today. I thought it was the best Thursday practice that we’ve had so far of the four that we’ve had prior to our games. We talked to the team about our professional approach. We are going over to London to play a football game. It’s a very important game and we are going to need everybody’s best effort. We are going to get on the plane here in a relatively short time. We are going to do our post-practice meetings like we always do on a Thursday, really have a normal day and then get on the plane. Our operations staff here has done a great job organizing this trip. Then we are going to get on a plane, go, land in London and then get back to work there, too.”
Defensive end Cameron Wake said that a huge focus this week was to focus on correcting last week’s mistakes against the Kansas City Chiefs and said that they really need to be consistent in all areas of the game.
“Just consistency. Obviously we have shown in the past that we can do a whole gamut of things, whatever it may be. But just doing it consistently, whether it’s scoring in the red zone, whether it’s getting interceptions or TFLs, whatever it may be. You have to do it at the opportune times. We’ve had some issues with that, but that’s something we’ve definitely been working on and look to fix that on Sunday.”
The Dolphins have had their chances to win the past two weeks but have failed to capitalize on their opportunities because as Wake said, they aren’t consistent enough. They’ll look to turn that around on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.