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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 12/04/2015

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including it's time for some for the Dolphin rookies to step up and contribute to the team. DeVante Parker, Jordan Phillips, and Bobby McCain will see increased action on Sunday.

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DOLPHINS COACHING STAFF:

Miami Dolphins: Process of elimination drives Dolphins coaching moves | Dave's Digital Domain
Let’s suppose for a minute that you’ve never heard of the Miami Dolphins or any of the names associated with the franchise. Follow along for a moment and see if the real-life scenario I paint suggests a strong finish to a bad season.

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS:

Ryan Tannehill seems thrilled Bill Lazor is out as coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Miami Dolphins made a change at offensive coordinator this week by firing Bill Lazor after the team's 38-20 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. And no one seems more excited about the change than quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will be allowed to audible, make suggestions under Zac Taylor | Miami Herald
"I’m excited about the step we’re taking," Ryan Tannehill said. "I’m excited about some new things that we’ll be doing on offense and having Zac at the helm."

QB Ryan Tannehill now has greater voice in Miami Dolphins offense | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
Ryan Tannehill isn’t waiting until Sunday to decide if the change in offensive coordinators will be a plus.

AC In The AM: You Can’t Question Tannehill’s Toughness
The Dolphins quarterback is one of only eight quarterbacks who have started every game since 2012, Tannehill’s rookie season.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Mike Pouncey gets numbing shot, returns to practice | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, who suffered a foot injury that caused him to miss most of the New York Jets game, received a numbing shot Thursday that allowed him to practice on a limited basis. "It felt great today," Pouncey said.

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE LINE:

Previewing Miami Dolphins' 2016 free agents: DE Olivier Vernon - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Olivier Vernon has been a solid part of the Miami Dolphins' defense during his four seasons, but will he be too pricey for the team to re-sign?

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

Dolphins player that belongs in the Pro Bowl? Reshad Jones | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins will soon be voting for the Pro Bowl and, as I looked around the locker room Wednesday, it was hard finding sure fire Pro Bowl players in this team. There are two, maybe three: Defensive tackle Ndamukong...

Man or zone? A pressing debate at Miami Dolphins headquarters | Miami Herald
One of the Dolphins’ favorite coverages is a zone-man hybrid called Three-Match — a disguising defensive scheme they probably call more than any other.

DOLPHINS ROOKIES:

It's time for Miami Dolphins' rookie class to step up - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
At 4-7, the Dolphins are playing for the future. It's time to see what they have in rookies DeVante Parker, Jordan Phillips and Bobby McCain.

Parker And Phillips To See Increased Action
Miami’s top two draft choices will get their opportunities to shine against the Ravens on Sunday.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 12/03/2015 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include Ryan Tannehill will have more input, DeVante Parker ready for a bigger role, and Bobby McCain will start over Jamar Taylor.

Ravens at Dolphins injury report: Several Miami starters missing practice - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins saw several of their starters sitting on the sideline in Wednesday's practice.

How much of the Miami Dolphins offense will change with new offensive coordinator Zac Taylor? - The Phinsider
What kind of changes should we expect with new offensive coordinator Zac Taylor? Will Ryan Tannehill be given the freedom to audible at the line of scrimmage? Will he run more with the football? Read the article to find out these answers and more!