RL: Hmmm. I don't know that many running backs who I can say, "He's going to give me trouble." I don't care how fast you are, I don't care how big you're supposed to be. The bottom line is, there's one football, and if you touch it that many times, nine times out of 10 I'm going to find [you].
DP: Who's the best team in football?
RL: I don't know. I think we're the best team we can be.
DP: Do you really believe you can be an offensive-minded team with a good defense, or are you still a defensive-minded team with a good offense?
RL: We're still a defensive-minded team with a good offense. We play the same way on offense. We have a great, physical line, we have three great running backs. We really make people respect our run first to open up our pass.
DP: Bart Scott of the Jets was on the show earlier. How surprised are you at how much talking he and [New York coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator] Rex Ryan have been doing this year?
RL: We were just talking about that in the locker room. We've been getting that question, "What do you think about Rex?" We don't.
DP: Do you find it entertaining that they weren't afraid to give Tom Brady grief or give Bill Belichick grief? Is that something you wouldn't do because you're a veteran?
RL: I wouldn't do it. The game is going to take care of itself. Instead of getting into all those jawing matches, just go out and strap up your chinstrap and see what comes with it.
DP: Is Miami football back? And I'm not talking about the Dolphins.