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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 10/16/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including Mike Pouncey fared pretty well in his first game at guard.

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JOE PHILBIN:

Hyde5: How Dolphins' Philbin keeps mishandling Tannehill - Sun Sentinel
1. Joe Philbin keeps saying all the right things about Ryan Tannehill in Year 3 together. But as Nick Saban likes to say, said, "What you do speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say."

Examining Philbin's TO strategy and how often it works; UM A.D. addresses issues; Dolphins, Heat chatter | Sports Buzz
BUZZ COLUMN Sorting out a few more Dolphins issues in the aftermath of Sunday’s gut-wrenching loss: ### So just how unusual is it for teams to call defensive timeouts in situations like Joe Philbin did twice against Green Bay, and how often does this curious approach actually work? To quantify...

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS:

NOTEBOOK: Tannehill Showing His Running Ability; Other Notes
While he admits that he would rather be throwing the ball, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn't afraid to use his legs to help contribute to the offensive attack.

Dolphins sign QB Bethel-Thompson to practice squad; Albert returns to practice | The Daily Dolphin
*Practice update*: Left tackle Branden Albert, running back Lamar Miller and center Samson Satele, who missed yesterday's practice, returned today. Albert said yesterday "we'll see" if he'll be able to play on Sunday with an elbow injury.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Pouncey Earns Praise For First Game At Guard
Despite making the Pro Bowl at center in 2013, Mike Pouncey had no qualms about helping the Dolphins at the guard position and making the start there on Sunday in his first action of the 2014 season.

Switching from center to guard isn’t quite as easy as Dolphins’ Pouncey expected | The Daily Dolphin
Last week Mike Pouncey said that not only was he willing to switch from center to right guard but he believed it was his true position. He was an All-America guard at the University of Florida and was only converted into center his senior year in college. Fast forward a week.

AC In The AM: 10 Questions With Samson Satele
At a time when the Dolphins desperately needed stability in the middle of the offensive line, Satele provided just that.

DOLPHINS DEFENSE:

How the Dolphins have fared recently against NFL’s tallest WRs | The Daily Dolphin
If the Dolphins win in Chicago on Sunday, they'll have to do it against the team with the NFL's tallest targets. And Miami has struggled against those teams in the last two seasons.

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

Dolphins cornerbacks braced for size mismatch | The Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan are 5-foot-10 and often look even smaller, which will be the case Sunday against the big Chicago Bears.

DOLPHINS 2014 SEASON:

Greg Cote: Miami’s top sports teams testing fans’ patience, but there’s reason for hope | The Miami Herald
Sometime around 1977, Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley (a personal hero who happened to have died in Miami) wrote a sweet and optimistic song called Three Little Birds. In it he sings, Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright.

FORMER DOLPHINS:

Brandon Marshall on his Dolphins years: 'We were a quarterback away' - Sun Sentinel
Brandon Marshall, the former Dolphins WR, took a subtle shot at former QB Chad Henne on Wednesday

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 10/15/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include Knowshon Moreno placed on IR, Derrick Shelby reinstated by team, and a few Dolphin starters were limited in practice yesterday.

Dolphins got healthy during bye week only to see injuries return vs Packers - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins seemed to come out of their bye week the healthiest they have been this season. It did not last long.

Dolphins vs Bears: A look back at the 1985 Monday Night Football classic - The Phinsider
The Chicago Bears enetered Week 13 of the 1985 season 12-0 and looking to go undefeated. An 8-4 Miami Dolphins ended that thought.

Dolphins have questions that must be answered soon - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have to find answers to these questions, or the 2014 season may soon slip away.