Jerod Mayo on MFB: New-look Dolphins offense 'will be a challenge for us'

September 05, 2014 - 9:54 am

[caption id="attachment_79135" align="alignright" width="150"]Jerod MayoJerod Mayo[/caption] Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Friday afternoon to discuss Sunday's regular-season opener against the Dolphins. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. Bill Lazor, who last year helped Chip Kelly install the Eagles' uptempo offense as the team's quarterbacks coach, is in his first season as Miami's offensive coordinator. "You really don't know what they're going to come out and do, so it's going to be a lot of sideline adjustments, a lot of halftime adjustments," Mayo said. "You have an idea a little bit, bit at the same time, I'm sure they haven't shown a lot of the things they're capable of doing during the preseason. "It's a division game, and it's a big game for both teams. It will be a challenge for us." The weather forecast for Sunday in Miami calls for very hot temperatures with high humidity and a possible thunderstorm. "Obviously it's a challenge, but at the end of the day we have to go out there and play football," Mayo said. "We work hard on our conditioning. We have a great staff in the weight room. When we get down we have to play football, stay hydrated, go out there and be able to play for four quarters." Added Mayo: "We've all played in warm conditions. Hopefully this will be no different for us. Hopefully we prepare well, we have a great game plan and guys are hydrated." The big NFL news over the past day was a report that the league and the NFLPA are said to be close on agreeing to a plan to start testing for HGH. "People get paid way more than me to make those decision," Mayo said. "Whatever the decision is, we've got to live with it and follow the rules." For more Patriots news, visit the team page at