Written by Matthew Cannata at 3:30 PM EST | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Several players on the Miami Dolphins were blunt and direct with the media, saying that the loss against the Detroit Lions shouldn’t be compared to the loss against the Green Bay Packers. Cortland Finnegan led the way and said that the comparison isn’t even close.
“No, it’s really not the same thing that happened with Green Bay, not even close. They just happened to make one more play than we did and I think we overall as a team we had to battle adversity early and often. That was fine, but I think at the end, they just made one more play than we did. We’ll look back on film, we’ll be able to clean up some things, but we have a game on Thursday.”
Brent Grimes echoed his words and said they weren’t even thinking about the Packers game on that last drive.
“We weren’t thinking about the Packers game, we were thinking about this game. They made some plays, completed some passes and got down the field. They made a couple big plays in crucial situations and got a chance to score. We didn’t win, so it didn’t go the way that we wanted it to. We’re proud of how we competed, but we have to finish the game out.”
On the offensive side of the ball, Charles Clay said that he didn’t think it resembled the game against the Packers.
“No, I don’t think so. Obviously, like I said, as an offense when you get put in position to seal the game, you want to do it. To not do it is the most frustrating thing, so we’ve just got to find a way to do it.”
With all that said though, Mike Wallace had a sense of urgency and told his offensive teammates that they needed to kill the game in their last drive and keep the Lions off the field.
“That’s why in the huddle I just kept trying to tell the offense, ‘We’ve got to kill this game.’ I mean, we’ll get it. It’s a tough loss, but we’ve got a lot of games ahead. We’ve still got seven more games, we’ve got to stay positive. Big game coming up on Thursday, we’ll be alright.”
Of course, as we all know, the Lions weren’t kept off the field and they drove down the field to win the game with 29 seconds remaining on the clock. The Dolphins will look to bounce back on Thursday against the Buffalo Bills.