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Incognito familiar with Miami coach Campbell

Posted by Chris Brown on November 7, 2015 – 12:30 pm

His familiarity with Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell is obvious. Richie Incognito spent the better part of four seasons in Miami. But Campbell worked with Incognito and his offensive linemates on a daily basis, so Buffalo’s starting left guard knows what makes Campbell tick. It’s also why he’s not surprised that Campbell has the Dolphins re-energized.

As a coaching intern with the Dolphins in 2010, Campbell spent a good deal of time with the offensive linemen according to Incognito.

“I love Dan (Campbell),” said Incognito in an appearance on the John Murphy show this week. “He started as an offensive line coach. He’s a pro’s pro. He played a long time in the league. He played 11 years. He’s a genuine hard working guy. He’s a guy’s guy. A guy you can go grab a beer with. He has an infectious energy where guys love playing for him. I spoke to Dan himself to congratulate him on the job.”

Incognito said that the Dolphins haven’t changed anything schematically at all, but he sees a much more motivated Miami club.

“You’ve seen that they’ve had three games with their new head coach and came out on fire,”  Incognito said. “That defense has new life, so I’m expecting a different Dolphins team. We’ve got to come out firing on all cylinders and play a complete game to build some momentum for the back half of the season.”

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Dolphins are well past Week 3 loss to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2015 – 5:35 pm

It was the Bills most lopsided win of the season so far. Their 41-14 win at Miami was their most consistent team win of 2015. Buffalo, however, doesn’t want to dwell on it and the Dolphins insist it deep in their rearview mirror.

“We certainly don’t want to get beat the way that we got beat, you know? But to be honest with you it’s so long ago and we’ve moved on since then,” said Miami interim coach Dan Campbell. “There’s been a lot of changes. Either way you cut it it’s a loss. We got beat here at home. It was a division game. It was an AFC opponent and certainly we can’t play the way we did the first time around or we’ll have the same results.”

Campbell is encouraged by how his team has played the past three weeks, though he admits they did not play their best against New England last Thursday night. Since he’s taken over for the fired Joe Philbin though, he does believe the team is more in sync.

“I just feel like we are in a better rhythm right now than what we have been,” he said. “Now I know we stumbled a little bit against New England the other night but I feel like we are playing more as a team. I feel like we are more aggressive than we were in that first game. I just feel like we’ve got some good guys in this locker room that are willing to do anything to win. “


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Miami head coach on DE Wake’s replacement

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2015 – 9:01 am

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell has experienced his first bit of adversity as head coach. He lost both his starting right tackle in Ju’Wuan James and his top pass rusher in Cameron Wake last week in the loss to New England. His plan is to insert Derrick Shelby into the starting lineup in Wake’s place. Here’s what he thinks Shelby is capable of in trying to fill the void left by Wake.

Shelby is one of those guys that we’re fortunate to have,” Campbell said. “I mean every bit of a starter for us as a rotation type player, so you couldn’t ask really for a better guy to come in and fill in for (Cameron) Wake obviously a lot more than he’s been doing and I mean I have a lot of confidence in Shelby. Shelby is one of those guys who he is fundamentally sound and he’s an explosive athlete. He’s not the speed rusher that Cam (Cameron Wake) is, but he’s going to go in there and do a nice job for us.”

Expected to rotate in with Shelby is Terrence Fede, but he too does not offer the same skill set that Wake does. So Campbell and his defensive staff will probably have to devise some different ways to manufacture Wake’s missing speed off the edge against Buffalo Sunday.

I don’t know if you do things differently,” Campbell said. “There’s still ways to fabricate some speed off the edge. We still have a Chris McCain who could be possibly up this week and he’s a guy who can generate some speed off the edge. Ultimately if you don’t have the speed off the edge than you got to push the pocket from the edge and that’s something that (Derrick) Shelby can do and (Terrence) Fede for that matter.”

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