Multiple San Francisco 49ers players took offense to some recent comments Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert made, and Deebo Samuel took no time in throwing some shade at Mostert and the Dolphins after their matchup on Sunday.
Deebo Samuel on Raheem Mostert’s comments earlier in the week:
“I thought they had the best talent. Oh… my bad.” pic.twitter.com/5t5yTktHz8
— KNBR (@KNBR) December 5, 2022
Samuel and the 49ers beat the Mostert and the Dolphins 33-17 on Sunday. The one-time Pro Bowler ran the ball four times for five yards and also caught six passes for 58 yards in the contest.
49ers running back Christian McCaffrey made much more of an impact, recording 66 rushing yards, 80 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
As for Mostert, he did not do much at all, only carrying the ball seven times for 30 yards. Due to the 49ers having arguably the best run defense in the entire NFL, the Dolphins didn’t run the ball much.
Instead, they tried to do more damage through the air. That approach offered mixed results, as starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 18 of his 33 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
He had some bad plays but also made some really nice throws, including one that resulted in a 45-yard touchdown to star wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
TUA 45-YARD BOMB TO TYREEK! Miami right back in it! pic.twitter.com/19xMzE3Aaa
— Dolphin Nation (@Dolphin_Nation) December 4, 2022
It will be interesting to see if Mostert or any other Dolphins player responds to Samuel’s remarks. However, it seems like everyone in the locker room is already focusing on the Week 14 Sunday Night Football matchup against Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Tua on the loss: "Don't think that we're taking this lightly. … Great opportunity for us that we'll use and take coming into the L.A. game next week."
— Dolphin Nation (@Dolphin_Nation) December 5, 2022
The only way the 49ers and Dolphins will face off against each other again is if both teams make it to the Super Bowl. That’s surely something that might end up happening, but both teams are likely only thinking about Week 14 right now.
Miami is now in second place in the AFC East, and it is just a game back of the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins currently hold the tiebreaker over the Bills due to beating them in Week 3 in Miami.
The two teams are set to square off in Week 15 in New York in what’s going to be a huge test for Tagovailoa and the Dolphins. After that, Miami will have games against the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and New York Jets left on the schedule.