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Coach Mularkey's Friday Practice Transcript



(on why he and a few other coaches ran sprints after practice)

I lost. I lost the competition this morning. Jon (Robinson) out-shot me in the team meeting room and losers had to run gassers. So we had a little friendly competition.

(on Sylvester Croom's 40-yard dash time)

Not like it used to be. He actually went faster than I thought he did, though. I was pretty impressed with him.

(on the competition in the team meeting this morning)*

You know, I fire round every Friday questions. That didn't change. If they answered it right, the shot location was better. If they didn't, the shot location was further out. So the team was included and Jon (Robinson) and I were representing offense, defense. I had the offense. He had the defense and special teams. He had a couple long range ones, which I think he's even shocked that he hit them. It was fun, but we put guys on the spot. They had to know their stuff right in front of their teammates. It was a little fun and got something done football-wise.

(on relief that Hurricane Matthew did not hit the Miami-area very hard)

Yeah, it did miss it. It was good. My family was down there and they said it's all clear. I'm not sure about the situation with the game. I'm still waiting to hear on that, but I would think it hopefully stays on schedule.

(on the difficulty changing the game time or location)

Yeah, there's a lot of logistical things that have to go on, really for both teams. We were prepared here. Steve Underwood did an amazing job of having everything prepared just in case and still does, but I think we're all set for Sunday.

(on if the contingency plan was to play the game in Nashville)*

That was one of them. Monday, possibility—down there on Monday, a possibility here is what I heard. But, obviously, it could be a moot point here when I get in there.

(on the key to starting fast on both offense and defense)

Making some plays, really. If they can play like we practiced this week, I think we will get off to a fast start. We had a really good week of work, but I think we just need everybody to do their job and really play like you practice, and we'll have a fast start. 

(on if any players are ruled out for the game)

(Cody) Riggs will be out, (Da'Norris) Searcy and Al Woods will be out and will not travel. looks back at the team's all-time series against the Miami Dolphins. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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