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Wilfork: 'Not how you start, how you finish'

Observed and heard in the locker room after the New England Patriots' 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins:

Wilfork doesn't mince words: Seven-time captain Vince Wilfork, who takes pride in leading the team's run defense, said any time a team gives up 191 rushing yards it starts up front. Then he took a big-picture approach: "It's tough losing, but at the same time, I'm not going to hold my head down. ... It's a long season, and this is one game of many. It's not how you start; it's how you finish. We started s---ty, I'll tell you that. But we'll get it together."

Revis' health checks out: Cornerback Darrelle Revis was asked if cramping was why he was held out for the final nine plays of the game, and he said yes. Revis later said he was fine, calling it "minor injuries."

Gronkowski pleased to return: Tight end Rob Gronkowski was pleased to play 38 of 86 snaps (including penalties) and drew a large media crowd afterward. Of his 6-yard touchdown, he said, "Obviously it feels good to get the first one. Just literally a little slant and Tom scrambled and he scrambled and saw me going across the end zone and he hit me."