Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grimes, Clabo have no special intel on Falcons


For two first-year Miami Dolphins, this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons will be a reunion with the team they began their career with.

But both players are more focused on the game at hand than facing off against the team that let them go.

"I'm just looking forward to our home opener," cornerback Brent Grimes, who spent his first six NFL seasons with the Falcons, told reporters this week, via the team's website. "It'll be a good atmosphere. We're 2-0, it's our first home game and I think it'll be fun."

Grimes joins offensive lineman Tyson Clabo as free agents who joined the Dolphins on one-year deals after long stints with Atlanta. But when asked how they feel about going up against their former team, both kept the focus on helping their current team win the game.

"I’m sure I’ll have some emotions," Clabo said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I’m just excited about the game. I know how good those guys are up there. We understand that we have a challenge ahead of us."

The Dolphins look to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2002, but face a tall task in the Falcons, who boast one of the NFL's most dangerous passing attacks. Neither newcomer thinks their experience with the team can provide Miami any special advantage in this matchup, however.

"There is really no secret insight that I can give that’s going to make a difference in this game," Clabo said. "The game is going to come down to protecting the football, taking the football away and converting on third downs."

Grimes added: "There really isn't much you can say. They're a great offensive team, they're not going to give you the same exact looks every week. They're going to come out with some new stuff."

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