Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 2/24/12

Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories from around the web you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

Dolphins Head Coach:

Traits Dolphins coach Joe Philbin seeks in a quarterback – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
A head coach marries the quarterback they selects as "their guy" to move the franchise forward.

Miami Dolphins coach ‘delighted’ about Ken O’Keefe hire | TheGazette
Miami Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin said Ken O’Keefe met specific criteria when he was looking for the right guy to coach wide receivers on his inaugural staff.

Current Dolphins philosophy is win NOW | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Usually, when NFL teams hire a new head coach and staff there's a honeymoon period. There's a year or so when ownership and fans and the media accept that something is being built and this is going to take time and patience is the order of the day.

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin values the insight of his two mentors – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
New Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin loves the fact he has two of his former mentors on his inaugural staff.

Dolphins Coaching Staff:

Inside The Coaching Staff: Kevin Coyle
Defense has been one of the strong points for the Miami Dolphins over the last four seasons, and their new defensive coordinator, Kevin Coyle, intends to keep it that way going forward.

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Dolphins should avoid second-round QBs - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Here is a memo to the Miami Dolphins: Avoid drafting quarterbacks in the second round this year.

NFL.com news: Expect the unexpected in Dolphins' search for quarterback
Is Peyton Manning the answer for Miami at quarterback? Maybe it's Matt Flynn? Or Matt Moore?

Miami Dolphins: Joe Philbin looking for an accurate passer who can serve as a leader for Dolphins - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
New Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is looking for an accurate passer who can serve as a leader of the Dolphins' offense. Dolphins openly pursuing quarterbacks this offseason.

Dolphins Offensive Line:

Miami Dolphins searching for more athletic offensive linemen – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland pledged to keep his size molds, drafting players who fit the NFL’s positional prototype from a size and speed standpoint.

Dolphins Defensive Line:

Can Dolphins afford to lose two starting D-linemen? – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland realizes he’s in a tough spot trying to retain two starting defensive linemen – defensive end Kendall Langford and nose tackle Paul Soliai - likely to become unrestricted free agents next month.

Dolphins Combine:

NFL Combine Day 1: Philbin And Ireland On The Same Page
Bringing a Super Bowl championship back to Miami is the established goal of new Head Coach Joe Philbin, so standing at a podium inside Lucas Oil Stadium this morning had to serve as motivation.

Tipsheet: 16 Miami Dolphins notes from Day 1 at the NFL Combine | The Daily Dolphin
A slew of Dolphins news and notes after listening to Jeff Ireland and Joe Philbin speak at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday morning, starting with some QB items

Miami Dolphins tap dance around Matt Flynn – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Anytime the name Matt Flynn came up Miami Dolphins officials at the NFL combine immediately became uncomfortable.

Miami Dolphins win coin toss, will pick 8th in April’s NFL Draft | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins picked up their first win of the year, seven months before the 2012 NFL season begins.

Combine Notebook: Respect Runs Rampant Around AFC East
Respect within the AFC East was being thrown around heartily today as three of the four division teams spoke to the media.

Dolphins Offseason:

Cosell Talks: Matt Flynn and the Art of Quarterbacking : NFL Films Blog
Rewind to New Year’s Day. On that cold and windy afternoon at Lambeau Field, Matt Flynn’s second NFL start produced 480 passing yards and six touchdowns, the final one with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter. It was the winning score in a 45-41 shootout with the Detroit Lions.

Peyton Manning: South Florida billboard part of effort to bring quarterback to Miami Dolphins - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
The ManningtoMiami site emerged on the web earlier this month as part of a grassroots campaign to urge the Dolphins to bring the star quarterback to Miami.

Why Miami is best for Peyton Manning - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Memo to Peyton Manning: If things don't work out in Indianapolis over the next several weeks -- and they probably won't -- it's time to take your talents to South Beach.

Are Dolphins best fit for Matt Flynn's skills? - CBSSports.com
The Packers inked tight end Jermichael Finley to a two-year deal Wednesday night, which means that they can now use the franchise tag on backup quarterback Matt Flynn. The organization isn't interested in paying Flynn $14.4 million to watch Aaron Rodgers in 2012, but instead are hoping to trade him to a quarterback-needy team.

GM Ryan Grigson indicates Colts will wait on Peyton Manning decision | The Daily Dolphin
Indianapolis General Manager Ryan Grigson issued more not-so-subtle signals that the Colts and star quarterback Peyton Manning are headed for a divorce Thursday, though it's not likely to happen until at or near the March 8 deadline.

2012 NFL Draft:

Teams talk to St. Louis Rams about No. 2 pick, sources say - ESPN
Multiple teams already have had preliminary discussions with St. Louis about the possibility of trading for the St. Louis Rams' second overall pick, according to league sources.

Former Dolphins:

Ricky Williams statue coming to Texas - National College Football | Examiner.com
The Texas Longhorns will honor Ricky Williams, the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, with a statue.

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