By Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinelhttp://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... 9840.story
7:37 p.m. EST, November 4, 2012
There comes a point in a young player's career where the excuses stop.
Accountability replaces accusations, and acceptance subs in for assigning blame. That surprisingly happened for the Dolphins on Sunday when the unit that needed to grow up the most took their beating like a man.
"We have to be accountable for what happened out there as a group," said safety Chris Clemons, who let Colts receiver Donnie Avery get behind him on a 48-yard catch. "That can't happen again."
"He did what the first pick in the draft is supposed to do," Colts receiver Reggie Wayne said. "He's Andrew Luck."
The element of surprise came from the level of ownership the Dolphins' young and once immature secondary took for Sunday's loss.
Each contributing defensive back and safety individually raised their hand, point to themselves and took the bullet for allowing Luck to shred them.
"We got to admit, we gave him everything," nickel cornerback Jimmy Wilson said, referring to the way Miami defended Luck, who completed 30-of-48 passes. "We gave him some zone. Some man [coverage], blitzes."