BY ADAM H. BEASLEYabeasley@MiamiHerald.com
The morning after the Panthers' impressive win over New England — their sixth in a row — there was a bit of straight talk in the Dolphins’ offensive meeting room.
Because those same Panthers come to town this Sunday.
"I said we've got to score 35 points this week," Brian Hartline said. "Coach [Mike] Sherman said we need to score 40 points. We're going to be aggressive."
More than aggressive. For the Dolphins to score 40 points, they'll have to be a completely different team than they’ve shown the first 10 games. ...
So it's no surprise, then, that Dolphins coaches have said they'll need their best game of the year to win.
"We’re at a critical juncture in the season now," defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. "I think the attitude has been good, the work ethic on the practice field has been tremendous. That’s never an issue.
"I think we’re going to come out and play our best football here over the last part of the season.”