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The Splash Zone 11/25/16: Resilient Defense One Reason For Midseason Turnaround

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These past five games have been magical. Both the offense and defense deserve a ton of credit but the Dolphins defense has been far better than expected. Give credit to Vance Joseph for making this unit so competitive. The defense was expected to take a step back after Reshad Jones went down, but the unit came together are playing some good football. When the offense is struggling it's the defense that has been keeping the Dolphins in games.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Dolphins' resilient defense keyed midseason turnaround
After some reflection, Miami found the answers it needed to counteract its 1-4 start.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Adam Gase’s post-practice updates | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins got their work in today before moving on to their Thanksgiving plans, and coach Adam Gase was upbeat as his team moves toward Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: sense of calm result of preparation | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and teammates have maintained a sense of calm when trailing in fourth quarters this season. And Tannehill has a simple explanation. The players feel well-prepared.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker growing into 'a premier receiver' |
DeVante Parker had a pretty good quarterback at Louisville.

Brian Billick rips Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry for celebrating | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Jarvis Landry should know by now that he can't please everybody. His latest critic is former NFL coach and current NFL Network commentator Brian Billick, who went at him on Twitter after his 10-yard touchdown catch in the Dolphins' win over the Rams on Sunday.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Sims Takes Pride In Blocking Out The Opposition
Dolphins tight end’s work sometimes gets overlooked by fans and the media, it’s most definitely appreciated by his teammates.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins patch together o-line with cast of misfits |
Miami Dolphins patch together o-line with cast of misfits

Dolphins Defensive Line

Ndamukong Suh raves about how Adam Gase runs Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Adam Gase is getting outstanding reviews from some of the top people in the organization in his first year coaching the Dolphins. The two richest people are big fans, at least.

Dolphins Linebackers

Linebackers Familiar With The Opposition
Alonso and Paysinger both played at Oregon under head coach Chip Kelly, who is in his first season with the 49ers after spending three years the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins: Why the Chris Culliver experiment went wrong | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins had high hopes for cornerback Chris Culliver, but his time on the roster ended without ever seeing the field. It sounds like he was never even close.

Dolphins 2016 Season

AC In The AM: Some Thanksgiving Wishes – Dolphins Style
It is the time of year to appreciate what you have and, in the case of the Miami Dolphins, there is much to be thankful for.

Miami Dolphins' ratings lagging; Miami Heat backcourt struggling | Miami Herald
A six-pack of Thanksgiving media and Heat notes:

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 11/24/16: Dolphins May Be Missing Three O-Line Starters On Sunday - The Phinsider
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NFL Week 12 playoff picture and rooting guide for Miami Dolphins fans - The Phinsider
A weekly look at the NFL schedule and a breakdown of how those games need to finish to best help the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Sit/Start: Week 12 - The Phinsider
Here’s who to start or sit in the Dolphins Week 12 lineup as the Niners come to South Beach.