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Dolphins “demand respect” after Thursday’s win

Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson

Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson

AP

Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin predicted his team would “beat that ass” when they faced the Dolphins on Thursday night, but defensive lineman Jared Odrick reported that all was well in the wake of Miami’s 22-9 victory.

My ass feels fine,” Odrick said, via ESPN.com. “So, I’m not sure what was supposed to happen. But my ass does feel fine. You never want to give another team bulletin-board material. You really don’t.”

McKelvin left the game with an ankle injury, so he didn’t have much impact on the proceedings outside of the motivating factor that Odrick referred to while apprising us of the state of his hindquarters. Based on the way the Dolphins played, Odrick may not have been the only one feeling that way as the Dolphins didn’t allow a touchdown and ran the ball for more than five yards a pop against a Buffalo team that will leave Florida with their own rears kicked and very little chance of making the playoffs.

The Dolphins, on the other hand, are alive and kicking thanks to how well they held up in a short week.

“It tells us a lot about our character,” Vernon said. “We’re not the type of team that’s just going to lay down. ... We demand respect.”

They’ll have 10 days to figure out a way to continue earning it during a Week 12 journey to Denver, where the motivation will come from getting a shot against one of the AFC’s best teams rather than the musings of McKelvin.