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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 2/21/12

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins calls signals against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Miami won 30-23.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins calls signals against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Miami won 30-23. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories from around the web you may have missed over the last 24 hours:


Dolphins Head Coach:

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has made deep impressions throughout his football career
Joe Philbin was watching TV with his wife Diane back in January 2006 when the news ticker reported that Mike McCarthy had been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Dolphins Coaching Staff:

NFL.com news: Exit Interview: Philbin era begins with little clarity in Miami
Joe Philbin takes over in Miami, and the new coach will certainly have a chance to make his mark on the team. Elliot Harrison says the Dolphins' roster will see much change this offseason.

NFL.com news: Dolphins O-coordinator Sherman praises Tannehill's confidence
The Dolphins are anticipated to make a run at Matt Flynn in free agency, but in reading offensive coordinator Mike Sherman's comments on Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill, perhaps the team might be looking to draft a QB.

Mike Sherman: Continuity in offense benefits quarterbacks – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
New Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman made a very insightful observation about the NFL’s successful offenses, and the playoff teams.

Sherman Flexibile with Offensive Philosophy " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
When new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was hired, fans expected him to come in with his Packers playbook in tow. To help the potential implementation, Philbin has brought in former Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman, one of his football mentors.

Mike Sherman compares Tannehill to Favre, Rodgers | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins are in a better position than any team to know whether Matt Flynn is worth franchise quarterback money. They are also in a better position than any team to know whether Texas A&M product Ryan Tannehill is a worth high draft pick in April.

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Hard-luck Miami Dolphins might not find upgrade at quarterback - Greg Cote - MiamiHerald.com
The Dolphins will need something to fall just right in a major way over these next several weeks, and the litany and litter of Things Gone Wrong over the past decade suggest that’s a lot to expect. Dolfans’ blind faith in the law of averages has grown threadbare by degrees.

Dolphins Defensive Line:

Don’t expect Dolphins to use franchise tag on Paul Soliai this time around | The Daily Dolphin
Today is another one of those days NFL general managers have circled on their calendars. Starting today and through March 5, teams can put the franchise tag on their players.

Dolphins Free Agency:

Fins Have Plenty Of Holes As Free Agency Nears " CBS Miami
For the Miami Dolphins, there will be lots of questions that have to be answered in the coming weeks on both sides of the football.

Free agency timing could affect Flynn-Manning decision | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The calendar says March 8th is precisely 17 days away and falls on a Thursday. That is the deadline by which time the Indianapolis Colts must either pay Peyton Manning his $28 million bonus or allow him to become a free agent.

Scout.com: Free Agency and Franchise Fodder
Monday was a significance date on the NFL calendar as it marked the start of a two-week window where teams could place franchise tags on their players. For the Dolphins, though, it's likely to be a quiet two weeks because it would be a shock if they decided to franchise any of the upcoming free agents.

Packers, Wells likely will part ways - JSOnline
With the hiring of Philbin, we should be watching who the Packers are planning on getting rid of.