Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins have lost several close games this season and have had the chance to win them all but they haven't been able to close the deal and walk away with a victory. At this point in the season, it begins to get frustrating and the players are feeling the effects of it.
Although Joe Philbin said that the Denver Broncos deserved to win the game, noting they played better and ran the ball more effectively, several players were more specific and blunt with their answers.
For example, Ryan Tannehill lamented the pass interference non-call at the end of the game when he threw an interception that bounced off Jarvis Landry's hands. In addition, he said that they had plenty of opportunities on offense but couldn't take advantage of those situations.
Jarvis Landry said the Broncos were a great team and made more plays but noted that they have to finish games. He also said that he would trade in his two touchdowns for a win any day of the week.
Dallas Thomas was vocal about this being a total team effort and blaming one side or the other wasn't fair. He said that everybody comes together on game day and win or lose together as a team. Thomas said that while there is a lot of things going against the Dolphins right now, they need to keep on pushing no matter what.
Mike Wallace said that every week, a team has to win and a team has to lose and this week, it was the Broncos that were winning and the Dolphins that were losing.
“We did a good job. We had a hard-fought battle, we just lost the game. Everybody played a good game, but it just wasn’t enough. We need to find some more and keep grinding. I think our guys fought until the end, and that’s all you can ask for. I think we played a good football game, we just lost. It happens. Somebody’s got to win, somebody’s got to lose. It’s just how it happens. We just wasn’t on the right side of the ball today. It just bounced that way for us. It’s a tough team to beat – we knew that coming in. We fought hard, we played a good game, we just lost today.”
However, when asked if they could take away anything positive from the loss, he became a bit more emotional, blunt and direct.
“[Expletive], we lost. I don’t know. I don’t take nothing from no loss except that we [expletive] lost. We get back to work Monday and try and get ready for the Jets. It’s a tough loss. We played a good football game. We lost to a good football team. We can’t win them all.”
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