REVENGE NOT THE BIGGEST MOTIVE

There isn't player on the Dolphins roster who doesn't remember what happened the last time the team faced the Buffalo Bills, but that doesn't mean that avenging the 23-10 loss at Pro Player Stadium is the first priority come this Sunday.

"It's not revenge," said linebacker Zach Thomas. "They beat us down. We came in here feeling pretty good and they beat us down."

If revenge was going to be a motivating factor for any Dolphins player, it would be quarterback Ray Lucas, who threw four interceptions and lost four fumbles against the Bills in what was his first start in place of the injured Jay Fiedler.

So obviously, the theme of redemption and revenge was brought up when Lucas held his weekly press conference this Wednesday.

"Nope," he quickly replied. "It's just another game. It's probably the biggest game of our whole season right now. We can't change how we think right now. That game was a long time ago.

"The funny thing is they tell you you're not supposed to remember it, but I kind of have this little taste back there (back of the mouth) somewhere and it still doesn't taste good, but one play at a time and one game at a time. All we have to do is just keep piling up the W's."

The one player who talked about revenge this week was rookie tight end Randy McMichael, who said, "We're upset. They stole one in our house and now we're going to try to do the same thing to them. We know they're a very good football team and we have to bring our 'A' game again." The offense is playing much better."

mcmichael on buffalo: "We're upset. They stole one in our house and now we're going to try to do the same thing to them. It's going to be an intense week in practice. We know they're a very good football team and we have to bring our ‘A' game again."


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