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What They're Saying: Miami Dolphins

On playing the Patriots...

"I have a lot of respect for the Patriots and what they do and I have a lot of respect for what the Dolphins do and I think it's going to be a good game and I'm hoping we can bring it to them."
- Dolphins DT Chris Jones

"Division games are huge. You always want to start out strong and really play strong the whole year against your division so (it's) a big game for us, on the road, against a tough team. It will be fun."
- Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

"It's a huge game; a huge week. (It's) very important for us to obviously get this first win in our division and kind of set the tone in that regard. For me, I look at all games (as) important, but divisional games are that much more."
- Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="470436"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]On the challenge of facing the Patriots defense...

"They're pretty consistent; year in and year out it just seems like they are consistent. (They are) primarily a man coverage team. They're going to play their man and be good at it. They're going to try to mix up their pressures up front with the 'backers. They have two really stout linebackers that create mismatch problems for a lot of teams and protection. You get those guys on a back and it's tough for backs to hold up against them. They're just so big, physical and talented. They do a good job of creating those mismatches and forcing the quarterback to get the ball out. It makes it tough to get open guys down the field. They're always going to do that and there's always something that they haven't shown on tape that they're going to try to take away from you. Whatever they think you do best, they're going to try to take it away and really shake you up with certain looks and catch you off guard with certain looks when they drop out or play maybe a coverage that they don't play a whole lot of. You game plan for a certain coverage, you call plays for a certain coverage, then they come out and play something else. You just always have to be on your toes as a quarterback (and) as an offense (and) be able to adapt to what's going on in the game and just take care of the football."
- Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="470441"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]"I think that's what you get when you face New England, you really never know. They like to play their man coverage but they're always going to throw something at you that they haven't shown much of on tape and try to make you stumble a little bit – whether it's in protection, a stunt up front, a blitz or a coverage that they haven't shown. You never really know until the game gets going and it could be a couple of different things throughout the game. That's one thing they do a good job of and we just have to stay on our toes and be ready and make the adjustment when it happens."
- Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

On Jimmy Garoppolo...

"(He's a) very poised young man. Obviously he has had a lot of work underneath that system and he understands what he needs to get done. In my opinion, he doesn't want to go out there and make any mistakes and he went out there and accomplished that, in my opinion. I think that's one of the reasons why they came out with a win. At the end of the day, we have to make sure we go in there and get him rattled, get him moving around, get him off his spot and make him uncomfortable."
- Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh

On LeGarrette Blount...

"I think LeGarrette Blount is doing a great job and playing well at a high level, which is obviously good for them. (I'm) not saying he hasn't done that in the past. I've gone against him many times and I'm obviously looking forward to going against him again."
- Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh

On Jamie Collins...

"Every year that I keep seeing him on tape … I think last year was the first time in a long time that I hadn't been on the other sideline against New England. Seeing him develop from the time that he came in the league and now, he can do more things, whether it be coverage, pressures, rushing the passer. It seems like he keeps growing and growing. He's such a tough matchup. Obviously, it's a terrible matchup anytime he gets a (running) back (and) he pressures, there's not a lot of times you see the running back winning. Even versus offensive lineman, he seems to come free quite a bit. The more I see him working in coverage, it seems like he has a better feel for this as time has gone on. He has developed into a complete player. It happened quick for him. It seemed like he wasn't playing and then he played more and then he kept getting better and better."
- Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase

On Gillette Stadium being a tough place to play...

"When you go up (to New England), you bring your A game. I don't think there's a lot of losses in New England the last 15 or 16 years, or whatever it's been. You just have to go in there and the one way you can put yourself in a good position is you have to execute what your game plan is. You can't get caught up in what's going on outside of the field. You have to focus on the details of what your job is and you have to push through. When there are rough spots, you can't worry about what happened. You have to keep pushing forward."
- Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase

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