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A few Dolphins players still believe in the team being good

Jay Cutler

The Miami Dolphins aren’t exactly having the sort of season players were likely hoping for, but several key members on the roster still believe the team has talent and should be good.

“Adam [Gase] said it really well in the locker room, that’s three weeks out of 16,” quarterback Jay Cutler said after the Monday night debacle in Charlotte, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “There’s a lot of football left. The pieces are in that locker room. I truly believe that. I have been around a lot of good teams, there [are] a lot of good guys in there, a lot of talent. And there’s really good coaches. So we just have to get back to work. That’s the only thing we can do. We can’t fold up shop because there’s a lot of football left to play and anything can happen.”

It wasn’t only the formerly retired gunslinger who felt confident about Miami’s chances the rest of the way.

“We’re good,” Mike Pouncey said, via Salguero. “You’ve just got to regroup. We still control our own destiny. It’s just we’ve got to win these kinds of football games. It’s the second half of the season and we can’t lose these kind of games. We just put ourselves in a deeper hole, but we’re going to keep working hard and we’re going to get us a win next week.”

For what it is worth, not everyone believes this. Defensive end Cameron Wake seems like the lone realist on the Dolphins.

“I’m lost, honestly,” Wake said after the game on Monday night. “To me, it’s not even just about the game it’s losing doing things obviously that we’ve shown that we know how to do. We stop the run most often, more days than not. We usually get after the quarterback. We do a lot of things well normally. And those things tonight, we didn’t do well. It’d be one thing if we were always giving up yards like that or always dropping the ball or miscommunicating or doing whatever but it’s frustrating when you don’t do the things you do well. So, I don’t know.”

There you have it. Even the team can’t get on the same page as far as the outlook is concerned.