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Dolphins owner: FedEx Field crowd felt like a home game

Brent Grimes


It’s bad enough the Washington fans have to endure endless quarterback drama, and one of the less user-friendly venues in the NFL.

Or maybe it’s because of those things that Dolphins fans had a major presence at FedEx Field yesterday, with owner Stephen Ross saying he appreciated the absence of home field advantage.

“It was unbelievable,” Ross said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “Wasn’t it amazing? I mean, you felt it was almost a home game. At least on our side of the ball, it was great seeing all the green there. We’ve got another away game next week. So we’ve got some challenges.”

Of course, the Dolphins are staying in state next week when they go to Jacksonville, so they’ll have a chance to have another strong contingent. But quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he was impressed with the number of Dolphins fans in D.C.

“It’s awesome,” Tannehill said. “You know, I always enjoy playing on the road and when you have the kind of fan base that we did out there today, it makes it even more enjoyable. I feel like our fans always travel well wherever we go in the NFL. I feel like we have a good number of fans. But that had to be probably the best road showing that I’ve seen from our fans.

“They made an impact on the game. They were getting the Dolphins chant going throughout the game and making noise when we were on defense. And when you can do that in an away stadium, it’s huge.”

Unless, of course, you’re a Washington player or fan, and you have to watch someone else celebrate in your kitchen.