Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

October 11, 2018 at 3:02 am.

–Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald said rules protecting offensive players from potential injury “are getting out of hand.” McDonald was hit with a costly roughing penalty on a third-down incompletion in last week’s loss to the Bengals.

–Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has led Miami to just 10 points in 21 drives over the past two games. Tannehill on Chicago’s Khalil Mack: “If you draw up a defensive end, he’s pretty much the epitome of what you want to have.”

–Cornerback Xavien Howard on his team leading the NFL with 10 interceptions: “We’re hungry. We’re trying to put the ball back in the offense’s hands.”

–Head coach Adam Gase on Tannehill’s decision-making: “I thought we were good the first three games. But we just had a couple of bad choices, this last game especially.”

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 — That’s how many interceptions Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard has in his past nine games. He leads the NFL in picks during that span. Also, in his past 10 games, he has defensed 14 passes, which ranks second in the NFL in that span. Last year, he became the first cornerback in Dolphins history to have multiple interceptions in consecutive games.