Late Monday night, the final whistle blew, giving the Dolphins a 31-27 win over the divisional opponent Jets.
The Dolphins didn't take too kindly to Jets linebackers Calvin Pace and Bart Scott's assessment that the Wildcat formation is a "gimmick" and "nonsense."
"Nonsense? I love nonsense," Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder told the New York Post. "They say gimmick? Gimmick this, gimmick that. We've won games with the wildcat. They ran two fake punts. So if you're going to say gimmicks, those are real gimmicks.
"Shut up about all the junk-talking and whatever they're talking about they ain't going to give us no credit. We'll see them in three more weeks [Nov. 1]. We've got to play them again, so the hell with them."
Jason Ferguson flipped the tables on the discussion.
"What did Calvin Pace say? Wow, really? Who is this guy?" Ferguson said. "What's his name again? Ain't he a rookie or something? Isn't that the rookie from Ohio State? Or you talking about the guy from Arizona?
"I don't even know that dude. I'll let him have his battle with the wildcat. It looks like he lost already."
Offensive lineman Justin Smiley refrained but the trash talk, instead explaining the merits of the Wildcard.
"I have a lot of respect for Calvin Pace because I think he's a heck of a football player," Smiley said. "But the one thing I am going to say is we have game upon games of game film to watch. People know what we run.
"We're not running Statue of Liberties out of wildcat. We're running base and power. You have to stop it. You have to stop it, and until you stop it, nothing's going to change."