The plan was simple, use running back Ricky Williams as much as possible then sprinkle in some passes when needed to keep the defense honest. Oh, and do not turn the ball over.
"My game was so easy today," said Ray Lucas, who was 14 of 23 for 194 yards and a touchdown. "It wasn't me. I can easily say that."
"Efficient," was how Miami Coach Dave Wannstedt called Lucas' game. Exactly as the Coach planned it. The Dolphins have always claimed that a no turnover game is a way to win. Especially with the defense the Dolphins have which creates opportunities. It has been a formula that worked when Jay Fielder was the quarterback, and continues now with Lucas taking the reigns and playing within his game.
"I know I don't have to make the perfect pass anymore," Lucas said. "It took me a few weeks to figure that out, but that's the kind of team this is. If we don't make a first down, no sweat, we punt, and the defense holds them three and out."
"He played with a lot of confidence," safety Rodney Harrison said. "He was out there enjoying himself and it seemed like he was a 10-year veteran, the way he was just laughing and having a good time. It was kind of surprising because of his struggles in the past.
"We knew he had some ability, but we didn't want to give him confidence."
"Ray has had a lot of valleys to go through," said linebacker Junior Seau. "He's climbing out. He took chances when he wanted to, and he did a great job of doing that. You like to see people grow."
Seau concluded, "Unfortunately it happened on a day when we didn't need him to grow."
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