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Notable comments from the Miami Dolphins in the lead up to the Week 2 match vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.
“Hands down (a tough challenge). Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa are actually pretty good ends. It’s going to be a big test for me and Ja’Wuan (James), but it’s always good to keep your head up going into that game and get prepared to protect Jay (Cutler).” – T Laremy Tunsil
“I think handling those two outside guys (Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa), it’ll be all hands on deck for those two outside guys. We’ve got to know where they are, what they’re doing. I think the other thing is we’ve got to stay on schedule…. Those two guys, they can wreck a game and they’re really, really good players. They have a great motor, and we’re going to have to match their energy and intensity, and it’s going to take everybody. It’ll take the quarterback getting rid of the ball, it’s going to take the line handling them. Our tackles are going to have to play well and our backs are going to have to know where those guys are. Receivers can’t mess around getting open. We’ve got to get open and make something happen fast, because you don’t have all day back there.” – OC Clyde Christensen
On Defense as a Whole…
“It’s a good defense. The front seven is good. The secondary is talented. So we’ll have our hands full.” – QB Jay Cutler
“I can see (Anthony Lynn’s) fingerprints working with those guys. Defensively, it seems like that defense is kind of built in his personality but with (Defensive Coordinator) Gus (Bradley) as well. I see a bunch of guys just playing hard and fast and that model of his background, trying to do a good job protecting the football and then creating turnovers.” – Head Coach Adam Gase
On Philip Rivers….
“Philip is obviously as good as it gets. They still have Antonio Gates and all those guys, so we’ve just got to be ready and on top of everything.” -S Nate Allen
“It’s hard to put my finger on one thing. I’ve been on the other sideline so many times. I’ve always loved the way he’s competed. I love the fight that he has. It doesn’t matter what the score is, it’s never over with him. You’ve got to play a full 60 minutes. He always makes the big play. It just seems like you’re trying to go for the knockout punch and then all of the sudden, he makes a play and it’s a tight game and then he either figures out a way to win it or it’s going to come down to that last drive of the game, whether it be the team that I was on, on offense or them on offense. I don’t know if there’s been too many games that I’ve been involved with against him where it’s been too lopsided. Early in my career in Denver, there might have been a few games where they smacked us around pretty good and they were rolling really good with those big receivers. He’s a guy that seems to put the ball where he wants to put it the majority of the time.” – Head Coach Adam Gase
On Chargers’ Offensive Line….
“(They’ve got) a fairly new offensive line. Matt Slauson is the main consistent guy, I think as well as with their right tackle (Joe Barksdale). Watching overall, primarily in the run game, they have some of their head coach’s (Anthony Lynn) inklings of how he likes things to be done.” – DT Ndamukong Suh