Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

November 08, 2018 at 1:32 am.

–Dolphins running back Frank Gore on Sunday passed the legendary Barry Sanders for sixth place in NFL history with 18,196 yards from scrimmage … and counting.

Miami’s defense leads the NFL this season with 15 interceptions and ranks third in turnovers forced (18).

–Free safety Reshad Jones on why he didn’t come back into last Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, when head coach Adam Gase started rotating defensive backs: “I’ve never been a quitter. I’ve been here nine years, playing my (butt) off for this team. I’ve never been a quitter – never will be.”

–Miami’s offensive line ranks next-to-last in the NFL in effectiveness so far this season, according to Pro Football Focus. Making matters worse, two would-be starters on the Miami offensive line are out for the season – center Daniel Kilgore and All-Pro guard Josh Sitton. Three current starters on the offensive line were limited in practice this week due to injuries: left tackle Laremy Tunsil (knee/ankle), guard Ted Larsen (neck) and right tackle Ja’Wuan James (knee).

–Linebacker Jerome Baker on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: “He’s one of the best quarterbacks who has ever played. There’s not a defensive coverage he hasn’t seen. It’s going to be a fun game, for sure.”

–Quarterback Ryan Tannehill on missing his fifth straight game: “It’s extremely hard. Unfortunately, it’s part of this business.”

BY THE NUMBERS: 10 — That’s how many interceptions Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso has accumulated since 2013. Among NFL linebackers during that span, only Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers has more.