Riding high off of a dominant performance there is the fear to get complacent. The Miami Dolphins find themselves in this situation this week, after the team’s victory in Chicago, now facing the cellar-dwelling Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) of the AFC South. According to cornerback Brent Grimes, the team will able to avoid the usual minefield of complacency, and won’t sell short their opponents this week in Jacksonville.
“When you watch the film you see the talent on the field,” said Grimes in an interview with The Finsiders. “They have good receivers that can run and get in and out of breaks and run a lot of routes that are challenging. It’s going to be a challenge. We can’t go out there looking at their record not being that great because they have talent on the field.”
“We’ve only got three wins, we need all the wins we can. We’re going to approach this game like Jacksonville is coming to beat us. We’re going to their home field so they’re going to want to put on a show for their fans and get a win. If we want to win we gotta go and play our best game.”
And one player the Dolphins most certainly cannot underestimate is Jags rookie Blake Bortles, a player defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle described as a mix of super bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger.
“He definitely can extend plays, he has a good arm,” said Grimes of the rookie signal caller. “He makes plays when things break down, he shakes off tackles, he’s got a little something to him because he won’t slide and will try to get extra yards. He’s a good player.”
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