(General thoughts about the game) – "It's a little bit like groundhog day. I think the team showed great heart after getting behind 14-nothing. It was looking pretty bad, and they hung in there, got a couple of returns, a couple of really great efforts batting those touchdowns. We made it close at the end, but too little too late. I think there were some great efforts today; I think Seneca Wallace hurt himself a little in the first quarter and couldn't really move, and that's a part of his game that he relies on. But he hung in there and I think he played great. We were victimized on offense by procedure penalties, we had too many. And then we dropped the passes. Our margin for error isn't very big right now. Give the Dolphins credit; I think their turnaround from last year to this year is something very special."
(On the Dolphins trick plays) – "From my vantage point, I think we had pretty good coverage on the Flea Flicker. But it was a great throw and great catch. The Wildcat we weren't surprised by it, but sure looked like it out there. It's a very good offense for them, they have real skill in Ricky (Williams) and (Ronnie) Brown, and it works for them nicely. It's a nice little thing they do."
(On the way the season's going) – "It's been a little bit of the story this season; I mean it is what it is. Unfortunately it's happening too much. The guys want to play, and I said it to them last night, emotion's a wonderful thing, you have to have emotion to give yourself a chance in this business. But if that's all you have, you loose. So, you have to execute, you have to be smart, you have to avoid penalties; couple that together with emotion, you got something."
(On the team's efforts and their future) – "This was the first game of the second half of the season. And as I said earlier, I like the way the guys played, as far as how hard they worked. The sidelines were alive, even after we started so poorly. But to have them feel good about themselves, we have to win a couple of games. They're trying real hard, but it's kind of just piling on, and pretty soon it's pretty hard to breathe underneath the pile. But they're a resilient group, and this year, kind of up to this point has been the perfect storm for us, but it's not typical of what our team is about. Or what the team will be about in the future. I will tell you that right now. This is a little bit of a different year for us. There are reasons, without going into a lot of cloak and dagger and all that, there are obvious reasons for why it's going the way its going. I'm pleased with how hard they're trying, and I don't suspect you'll see this around here again for a while."
(On using certain players) – "With the type of runs we were going to call today, well, when (Leonard) Weaver went down, we had to change our thinking. So there were two reasons that Julius (Jones) was in there a bit more. Weaver has sore ribs."
(On going for that last drive and possible game-winning FG) – "It really didn't matter the range they gave me, if we got down there for 55 yards, we would have tried one. I thought we had a chance, that's all you can hope for in a situation like that is to position yourself to have a chance. I don't think we did a great job of protection, give Miami credit, and then it just didn't happen."
(On the play calling) – "We put a couple more things in there, and it's tough if you try to act too much with the newness of the guys, you don't execute it very well. We ran that screen twice, the first time we didn't do it right, it didn't work. The second time we did it perfectly. So that's what I talked about, it's not just emotion, you got to execute, you got to study, and do it right. Then you have a chance to win."
(On injured players) – "(Deion) Branch probably could have played a little bit. No one wants to say for sure on these things. So I had a decision to make, and I think he'll be able to practice next week, along with Hasselbeck, have the whole week of practice, and play in the game on Sunday. You run the risk of putting him in for a few plays, having him reinjure himself, and then loose him for three more weeks. So, I don't know, no one will ever know if I did the right thing, but it's a decision that I had to make."
(On what he says to his guys after the game) – "I said, you know, we're all men in here, and to come in here and give pep talks every time we get beat doesn't get you very far. I'm not going to do that. Everyone, coaches included, has to decide, and look in the mirror after every game, and decide if they left everything out there, or if they somehow short changed somebody or myself. That's an individual thing. I said forget about our record. I ask them to think about how to approach this. And for those who can look in the mirror and say, I can't do anymore then what I'm doing, I think those guys battle every single time. But if you look in the mirror and say, you know what, I wish I would have done this right, you got to look harder. They responded well all season, played hard, and hopefully we get a couple of guys back and play better on offense and see what happens."