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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Miami Dolphins

By James Walker

MIAMI -- Observed in the locker room after the Miami Dolphins' 27-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Ice bath: There were ice chips all over the Dolphins' emblem in the center of Miami's locker room. I asked around and several Dolphins players told me they gave head coach Joe Philbin an ice bath following his locker-room speech and the team's 3-0 start.

Mixed emotions for Wake: Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake had mixed emotions in the locker room. He told me he was happy for the win but disappointed "beyond words" that he couldn’t finish the game after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter and help the defense. I asked Wake about the injury, and he responded, “I will be alright.” Wake is expected to have further tests this week.

Happy rookie: Dolphins rookie tight end Dion Sims was all smiles after his first career reception was a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Sims said he’s keeping the football as a keepsake. He still seemed in awe that he got the opportunity to win the game after getting just one pass thrown his way. Sims made it count.