A six-pack of Dolphins notes on a Friday:

• Players were honest with each other during an unusually structured defensive meeting earlier this week, and they hope it makes a difference after four weeks of defensive regression.

"Guys spoke up, said that’s my fault," defensive end Andre Branch said. "There was a lot of ownership taken and that’s awesome. We haven’t played with that edge we should play with. We haven’t played with energy and I am part of it because people look at me as an energy guy and I didn’t do it last week."

During that meeting, defensive players watched each play in that second half debacle in Carolina and exchanged their thoughts.

Branch said what’s happening to the Dolphins’ defense "is nothing these other teams are doing. It’s what we’re doing to ourselves. And everyone is taking turns. It’s not just one person."