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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Miami Dolphins

By James Walker

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed in the locker room after the Miami Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots:

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Gibson appears done: Miami slot receiver Brandon Gibson was in the locker room on crutches Sunday evening. Although he will get further tests on his left knee injury Monday when the team returns to South Florida, Gibson sounded like a player who could be done for the year. “I think each and every game was a good experience for me,” Gibson said while reflecting on his season. “I feel like I was getting better. ... but this kind of puts a damper on it now.”

Downtrodden Dolphins: It was a somber locker room for the fourth straight game. The Dolphins haven’t won since Sept. 22, and now you have to wonder if confidence will become an issue. Miami backup defensive back Jimmy Wilson says that’s not the case. “I don’t feel like the season is slipping away because we got a great team here,” Wilson said. “We just got to rattle off [wins]. We lost four in a row. Now, we have to win four in a row.”

Left unspoken: Miami’s players had plenty of opportunities to call out the officials following Sunday’s loss to New England. There were two or three controversial calls in the game that went against Miami. The biggest call was against Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon for illegally batting the ball. “I really can’t say anything about that,” Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said. “It’s just something we have to bounce back from.”