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Duron Harmon explains his passionate speech on sideline during Monday's loss

Ryan Hannable
December 12, 2017 - 2:59 am

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- This is Duron Harmon's first year as Patriots captain and for the first time his leadership was displayed to a national audience.

With the Patriots trailing 27-10 late in the third quarter Monday night in Miami, Harmon gathered the defense on the sideline and ripped into them for their poor play against Jay Cutler and the Miami offense. This was captured by ESPN cameras and shown on the broadcast.

“Just trying to play with a little more energy, that’s it,” Harmon said. “We [weren't] playing the way we wanted to play. We [weren't] playing consistent. Just everything we talk about doing as far as Patriot defense, we weren’t doing it, and that’s the reason they were able to keep scoring. But hats off to them. They executed, and they executed at a high level today.” 

Miami didn't score once in its final five possessions.

“It shouldn’t have to get to that,” Harmon said. “That’s the main thing. We’re all football players, we’re all adults. We all know we have to come to play each and every week. We knew how big of a game this was for them and how big of a game it was for us. It just seemed like they wanted it more than we did.” 

For the Patriots defense, it was the first time since Week 4 where it didn't allow 17 points or less.


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