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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 2/7/12

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  Defensive end Jason Taylor #99 (L) of the Miami Dolphins stares at coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: Defensive end Jason Taylor #99 (L) of the Miami Dolphins stares at coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/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:

Commentary: Dolphins' Joe Philbin can look at Giants' Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning and see patience is a must
What lessons from the electric experience of Super Bowl XLVI may be applied to Season I for Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin? For openers, Philbin comes off as a young pup compared to the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin, who at 65 is the oldest Super Bowl championship coach ever.

Dolphins Quarterback:

I'm a salmon swimming upstream on the Manning issue
The Dolphins are going to chase Peyton Manning if he becomes available in free agency. That is already decided. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross loves the idea of Manning and has established him as the offseason quarterback priority.

Dolphins Free Agency:

NFL salary cap projections for 2012 season – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Understanding the NFL’s salary cap isn’t easy, which is why every team has a capologist to crunch the numbers.

Assessing Dolphins' free agent options on offense, plus other notes | Sports Buzz
With the Dolphins trying to upgrade their offense – especially at quarterback, right tackle, right guard and tight end – here’s some early chatter on their options and potential fits when free agency begins March 13.

Next few weeks of off-season will be busy ones for the Miami Dolphins
And with that, the 2012 season began for the Dolphins. A look at the front office's busy calendar for the next few weeks.

News around the AFC East:

Signs indicate Tom Brady, nearly 35, could be nearing twilight of his career | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphin fans have to be getting tired of looking up at Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC East. This past season marked the ninth time in 11 years since Brady took over as the Patriots’ starting quarterback that the Patriots won the division.

NFL.com news: Jets' Ryan: Ready for next season but done with predictions
Jets coach Rex Ryan famously promised that his team would win the Super Bowl this season. Before watching the Giants and Patriots face off for the title, Ryan told NFL Network that he's done making such bold predictions.