What was the message to the Patriots after the game?
“What was the message after the game? Just got to play better.”
What do you think was the difference today?
“We’ll see when we watch film tomorrow.”
What do the Patriots have to do going forward for the playoffs?
“You got to ask coach that. We just got to play better.”
How disappointing is it to head into the playoffs with a loss?
“We still got an opportunity so all we have to do is play better. Just playing better. We have to do better. Just keep moving forward. Shouldn’t nothing change, but just play better. That’s all I can say, man.”
What was the mood in here after the game? What was the message?
“Do things better. Keep playing better. That’s it.”
Talk about the game overall today. It was a disappointing outcome star to finish. What is your take on it?
“We just didn’t play well. Now we just have to evaluate ourselves and just try and get better for whenever we play again.”
What are some things you need to work on for the playoffs?
“Everything. We can get better at everything. We want to get better at all three phases of the game and we just know we have to play better. That’s all.”
Were there any surprises in what the Dolphins defense did?
“No. Sometimes teams can throw different things at you but you got to adjust. We just have to do better than that.”
How would you characterize your effort running the football today?
“I think we need to get better at it. We need to continue to come out with energy, and continue to carry it through four quarters.”
How good did it feel to get back in the endzone?
“It was one of those things, it was set up by the long pass, and once we get in those situations where we got to grind out those yardages that’s where I got to make sure I pull my weight on the team. Inside zone I bounced the play outside and had a DB (Defensive Back) there so I just got to lower my pads to get in the endzone and that’s what I did.”
Is there any comfort knowing that the roster maybe a lot different in two weeks as compared to today with guys getting healthy, guys coming back?
“I have an uphill battle myself. I have to continue to work hard, and continue to learn.”
How frustrating was that?
“It was a tough one. We have plenty to work on. Miami played well today, and they were the better team.”
Was you not getting a catch until the 4th quarter part of the game plan?
“It just went that way. They were playing well, and they were playing good defense. Things just didn’t go our way, Miami was just the better team today.”
Did you sense going into the game that it would be a heavy running game for you guys?
“Whatever the offensive coordinator calls, whatever the coaches call. We have to go out there and execute as an offense. You have to talk to the coaches to see what the strategy was. I go out there and execute the plays, and we didn’t do a good job today.”