Bryant McKinnie clarifies cadence statement

December, 26, 2013
12/26/13
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DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie offered somewhat of a rebuttal to his earlier statement this week that the Buffalo Bills were onto their snap count.

In the locker room Thursday, McKinnie said he meant Buffalo’s defense was onto Miami’s silent count, not the overall cadence.

“When I said cadence, I was talking about on the road, the silent count,” McKinnie explained. “It’s something we can probably do to make it easier and keep the defensive guys more honest.

“They were onto the silent count more. We were on the silent count a lot because we were on the road.”

On Tuesday McKinnie didn’t mention the silent count to the several Miami reporters around his locker, including ESPN.com.

The Dolphins gave up seven sacks last weekend in a 19-0 loss to the Bills. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 58 times, which is a franchise record.

Wallace awarded

Miami receiver Mike Wallace was given the Pro Football Writers Miami Chapter Guy Good Award. This award is for the player who is most cooperative with the media during the year.

Wallace also is second on the Dolphins in receptions (68) and receiving yards (905) this season.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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