QB Ryan Tannehill

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On what his thoughts are after this game…

Yeah, I'll have to go back and look at it, but obviously we didn't execute well enough in a critical situation. Didn't score when we were down in the red zone, that obviously hurt us. Moved the ball early well and then fell out in the red zone. We have to be able to score when we get down there. Battled back, proud of the guys the way we battled through. In the second half we were able to go tie it up in a critical situation. Defense got a big stop there in overtime to give us the ball back, to give us a chance and we didn't executive well enough as we got down into field goal range.

On why the offense isn't as efficient in the red zone this season…

A couple of reasons, tough to pinpoint one area or one group, or anything. It's been one thing here, one thing there, you know, bad snap, missed opportunity, bad thrown, drop. It's been everything. We just have to as a group be able to clean those things up, come together and all execute and make plays.

On if he anticipated the protection issues that they would have today…

I mean you never anticipate that. Obviously, I had a ton of respect coming in for this front, the way they played on tape showed up. The way they pushed the pocket and got after the passer. Knew it was going to be a physical, tough game up front, but you never go into a game thinking they're going to take a bunch of hits, or anything like that.

On how important it is for the team to find consistency regardless of who's available to play…

Yeah, of course. That's the name of the game, right. You want to be consistent week in and week out, it's a long season and we have a lot of football in front of us. But (we) have to be able to play consistent football week in and week out, no matter who's out there. Which we've done at times, but not consistent enough, so I think that's the key. Being able to find that consistency.

On if he thought the pass to TE Anthony Firkser may be the winning play…

Yeah, when I let it go, I thought we had a good shot there, but obviously we weren't able to make that.

On if it's been hard to find consistency with players in and out of the lineup…

I mean it's football. Obviously, it's tough whenever you lose guys out of that starting lineup but every team in the league is going to face that at some point. Guys are going to get injured and not be able to play so have to be able to go play consistent football when you do have guys kind of rolling in there.

On if he could have gotten rid of the ball quicker on some of the sacks…

Definitely, there was one early in the red zone it was totally my fault. They were in man pressure look. Typically, they peel the pressure with the back, coming out of the backfield and it was wide open on the flat. They didn't peel, so that's where the ball has to go. I anticipated them peeling but have to make sure. That was 100 percent on me for sure.

On what was making the RB Jeremy McNichols screen affective…

Their pass rush was getting up field. I think that's one thing you want to hit whenever the pass rush is coming off the football like that is hit a screen behind them. We definitely made some big plays there.

On the last screen, did the Jets figured it out or was it just a good play…

It's tough to say. For me, you know, I'm setting in and drifting and then trying to find the back. It looked like it was a backer who just ended up making a good play.

On the feeling going into overtime after losing the coin toss… 

I had total confidence in our defense that we were going to get a stop and get the ball back. Even as they marched down the field, just kept that faith that we were going to get a stop and defense they did. They load up on the one-yard line and got us the ball back. As an offense we have to find a way to execute and put points on the board there.

On the overtime drive and the level of urgency…

Yeah, we had four minutes to go so we didn't need to be in a two-minute mode there. We can runup full offense at that point and we did. We were able to hit some runs to Derrick (Henry), pick up some big first downs and move the ball. I don't think timewise we'd go into two-minute at the four-minute mark or anything like that. We had plenty of time to run our offense, we just didn't execute as that drive got down the field.

On the delay of game during overtime…

I gave the leg, I don't know exactly what happened up front, didn't see it. They were making a change of the call or something and I didn't see him not see it. So, I thought I'm waiting for the football, and we didn't end up getting the snap there. So, we have to have cleaner operation.

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