The Miami Dolphins have some new weapons, and with the heavy artillery comes a new sense of confidence and bravado.
Former Ravens middle linebacker Danell Ellerbe is leading the verbal charge for the Dolphins, and takes no pity on their rivals in New England.
The Dolphins have actually only finished ahead of the Patriots in the AFC East once in the last 12 years, but Ellerbe thinks he was brought into Miami to change that.
Ellerbe told Mike Freeman of CBS Sports that “he was brought to Miami to knock the Patriots off.”
“I was brought here to help knock them off,” Ellerbe told Mike Freeman of CBS. “That doesn’t mean we will, but we feel like we can. Like I said, we just have to prove it. You have to actually go do it.”
Ellerbe having spent a few with the Ravens knows that talk is cheap, and you still have to play the game.
“I think they are but you have to prove it, you can’t just talk about it,” Ellerbe said.
“I don’t think you can say the Patriots are the same as before after what happened to Hernandez.”