Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne was the player who lost his starting job in a high-profile shakeup this week, but running back Ronnie Brown says there are a whole lot of other players on the roster who ought to be thinking about their jobs.
“It’s time to man up as an individual and realize what you need to do,” Brown said, per Mike Berardino of the Sun Sentinel. “If you need to spend more time in the classroom or studying, or put in extra work outside, whatever it is, we’ve got to man up as individuals and take responsibility for our actions and ultimately try to make this team better.”
Brown also said the Dolphins are lacking in “swagger,” that elusive quality that no one seems able to define but Brown said is apparent in two teams that have beaten the Dolphins this year.
“It’s been said we need to have swagger as a team,” Brown said. “Swagger is pretty much just a confidence about your team. You see it with certain teams. The Ravens are obviously one of those teams. The Jets, as bad as I hate to admit it, those guys walk around like they’re supposed to win football games.”
If the Dolphins start to play with “swagger,” replacing Henne with Chad Pennington will surely get most of the credit. But Brown seems to think there are more players on the roster who need to pick up their play.