Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Plenty of excuses could be made for Sunday’s loss such as the rambunctious crowd who was even more fired up after an emotional week for the organization, the fact that the Dolphins never play well in Buffalo, and/or the fact that injuries decimated the Dolphins.
Despite all of that, numerous players and coaches on the team refused to use any of that as an excuse and simply pointed to the play on the field.
“No part of our offensive performance was good enough,” Ryan Tannehill said. “My play, our running game, our passing game, none of it was good enough.”
Joe Philbin wouldn’t put all of the blame on Tannehill and instead, pointed to the entire offense as a primary reason the team lost.
“I don’t think it’s all on Ryan Tannehill,” Philbin said. “I don’t think our offense played well. We didn’t protect him very well, especially in the first half, so we got behind. When we had a chance and when we had some rhythm, we weren’t able to sustain it on the other side of the ball. It’s tough playing 16 or 13 points down. I think it’s easy to point to one player, but it was the team. The team lost in all phases.”
“It's still an early season,” said tackle Branden Albert. “We didn’t play well today but we have 14 more games to play.”