The final meeting amongst the Dolphins and New England Patriots ended with an outstanding Miami victory thanks for a unforgettable afternoon for the running again.
It was a breakout activity for then-rookie Salvon Ahmed, who received 122 of the team’s 250 dashing yards in a tribute to his then-ailing grandmother.
“It was amazing, but I think it is a workforce hard work,” Ahmed recalled Thursday. “That builds assurance in the team — what we had been equipped to do, the offensive line was in a position to do great issues, Tua (Tagovailoa) was in a position to do good thing, the receivers were being in a position to do terrific issues. It was just a group work. I imagine possessing online games like that builds the workforce up for confident.”
Ahmed uncovered that he was in a position to hand about the activity ball this offseason to his grandmother, who is “undertaking very well and kicking” and scheduled to attend some online games at Hard Rock Stadium this period.
WILKINS NO Lengthier A Enthusiast
Defensive deal with Christian Wilkins is from Springfield, Massachusetts, so the natural way he was asked about his most loved team rising up.
“Yeah,” he verified. “Indeed. It was… yeah, yeah. Big time. But now… (laughter)”
Detect that Wilkins hardly ever utilised the words “Patriots,” that it was understood that is who he was chatting about.
“No, I’m not likely to say it,” he stated, laughing. “But, yeah, escalating up – diehard. Massive time. But happy to be a Dolphin now.”
Inside Information OVERRATED
Defensive lineman Adam Butler delivered an appealing take on the complete notion of staying in a position to present intel on an opponent for the reason that of your ties to that group.
Of training course, Butler is among the the quite a few former Patriots players on the Dolphins, acquiring joined Miami as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
But while Butler figures to be a worthwhile addition to the protection since of his move-hurrying means, forget about about the thought he’ll present further support this 7 days due to the fact of his recent previous with the Pats.
“There’s practically nothing I can explain to you about this group other than I know that they are tough from the guys that I know that are continue to there,” Butler claimed. “They’re a tricky crew. All in all, they are a new workforce. If I were being to convey to them something, it could be improper. No information and facts is better than disinformation. That’s how I search at it.”
Harmless FROM THE STORM
New Dolphins restricted finish Cethan Carter revealed Thursday that he grew up in New Orleans, which just experienced to deal with Hurricane Ida.
Carter described that his parents evacuated New Orleans in advance of the storm and stayed with him in South Florida for the duration of that time.
“My parents just went back again property,” Carter reported. “The electric power just obtained turned back on. They are all wonderful.”
DEITER Completely ready TO Capture UP WITH KARRAS
Center Ted Karras was with the Dolphins for only one particular year, but he manufactured an effects on offensive lineman Michael Deiter all through that time.
Deiter backed up Karras last period and has now taken more than for him at centre right after Karras returned to New England, and the two will be catching up Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
“We’ve develop into really excellent mates,” Deiter explained. “I’m excited to speak to him and say hello to him and see how he’s executing. We’re great buddies, I would say. We have finished a small fishing collectively and a full bunch of hanging out, so I’m thrilled to say hello to him and see how he’s performing. He taught me a good deal about middle — just depth and depth and all of the things that goes into staying a professional centre. He was undoubtedly a good part product for that.”
Personal injury UPDATE
The Dolphins’ damage report Thursday was particularly the exact same as it was the previous working day, but there had been some intriguing developments with the Patriots.
They concerned wide receiver Nelson Agholor and cornerback Jalen Mills, two projected starters who went from getting constrained in practice to not working Thursday.
SI Supporter Country sister web page Patriot Maven has the newest on the probable ramifications of that progress.
As for the Dolphins, rookie offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg (thigh) and extensive receiver Preston Williams (foot) at the time again were confined and five other players ended up complete individuals for a second consecutive working day: RB Salvon Ahmed (back again), S Clayton Fejedelm (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (shoulder), LB Elandon Roberts (knee) and WR Albert Wilson (quad).
GRIFFIN Household AFFAIR
The Jacksonville Jaguars social media crew developed a neat movie showcased pals and spouse and children users congratulating the newly elected workforce captains, and Dolphins exercise squad linebacker Shaquem Griffin ended up with a aspect.
He’s the just one who spoke on behalf of brother Shaquill, who was elected as a captain in his initial year with Jacksonville after both he and Shaquem played with each other with the Seattle Seahawks the previous three seasons.