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What The Dolphins Are Saying About The Ravens


Head Coach Dan Campbell

(On quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor taking over play calling) – "Every day he's gotten a little bit more and more comfortable. When I told him he would be taking over those duties he didn't sleep at all. He's got a million things that he's thinking about, but he's done a good job of scaling things back to the way that he wants it, things that he's comfortable with, that the staff is, myself, Ryan Tannehill and so he's doing a good job. I feel really good about it."

(On any memories of playing with Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty) – Chris Canty was actually my last year at Dallas, he was a pup when we had drafted him. Canty was one of those, I can't remember exactly what round we got him in maybe a third rounder, but he's a first-round talent and he was big, he was strong, he was long, he practiced hard and he helped us out even as a rookie. I always knew he was going to be a hell of a player. He had that ability and he worked hard. It's not a surprise that he's been in this long and been able to play at the high level he's had."

Quarterbacks Coach/ Play Caller Zac Taylor

(On how ready he feels calling plays despite never doing it before) – "I've called a thousand games in my head, I can promise you that. Now that doesn't translate to being on the sidelines and calling a game,but I am absolutely prepared. This is, as a player you dream about playing in the Super Bowl, as a coach you daydream about calling the Super Bowl. There is no substitute for experience, there is no doubt about that, but I have all the confidence with the staff around me."

QB Ryan Tannehill

(On the team firing Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor) – "Obviously we don't want to be in this situation, but I think we can make good of it. I think it will be a fun process for Zac to get in this position, and I think it will be good for our offense. I think we can do some good things."

(On Taylor taking over play calling) – "Zac is awesome. He's a guy who's been around the game a long time. He knows what I like. He sees the game basically how I see the game, and so we have a great relationship in that aspect. I'm looking forward to working with him." 

(On having more of a balanced attack, instead of relying so much on the passing game)– "It's huge. I think if you look at the games where we've played the best, we've had efficient run games and been able to move the ball effectively on the ground. That will be something we focus on moving forward."

WR Jarvis Landry

(On if the change in play callers has been a wakeup call to the offense) – "It's always tough when you lose a coach, but at the same time Coach Campbell felt it was the best decision moving forward. I think with Zac taking over, we still are going to have an opportunity to continue to make plays. But at the same time, it's up to the players to execute. You can't put everything on the coaches."

(On what he sees of Baltimore's secondary on film)  –"Obviously you see a group of veteran guys. Guys that have definitely made plays, guys that have consistently made plays and guys that look like to be still having production. I have a lot of respect for those guys; just the way they competed and make plays on the ball is something that you don't expect any less of from a Ravens defense."

(On the strengths and weaknesses of Baltimore's defense) –"I think they're a great defense overall, I think their front seven does a great job for them. But I think we have our challenges and we're just trying to find the best matchups possible to have effective plays. I think Zac will put us in a position to do so."

DT Ndamukong Suh

(On the team's current mentality) – "I think we have a great chance to continue to win. Got to take it game by game, practice by practice and today is the first day to take care of that."  

(On if he was surprised by the offensive coaching change on Monday) – "Nothing in this season has caught me by surprise. So I'm just going out there and doing what I can do to help this team win."

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