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The Splash Zone 12/1/16: Adam Gase Reveals Hidden Reasons For Dolphins Recent Success

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The offensive line got healthy, Jay Ajayi turned into a monster. These are some of the reasons why the Dolphins have been so successful as of late. But head coach Adam Gase reveals reasons, that happened behind the scenes, as to why the team is performing better. Gase eliminated all kinds of nonsense, like being late for team meetings and non-energetic practices. The culture Gase is trying to create is taking root in that Dolphins locker room.

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

Coach Adam Gase reveals hidden reasons for Miami Dolphins recent success | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase reveals the real reason he thinks his team has enjoyed such a dramatic turnaround from the losing culture that has befallen the franchise for years.

Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said about Wednesday’s practice | The Daily Dolphin
In a moment, we'll have what Dolphins coach Adam Gase said about Wednesday's practice in which offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Branden Albert were back at work.

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase: Step 1 was eliminating ‘nonsense’ that was permitted in past | The Daily Dolphin
Nonsense. Coach Adam Gase was in no mood for sugarcoating Wednesday during a conference call with the Baltimore media, saying that before the Dolphins could start any winning streak, they had to eliminate nonsense that NFL teams shouldn’t have to deal with in the first place.

Gase Has A History With Harbaugh
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh was looking for an offensive coordinator during the 2015 offseason and he interviewed Gase for the position for some three hours.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Dolphins getting healthy on left side of offensive line - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Left tackle Branden Albert and guard Laremy Tunsil both returned to practice on Wednesday after missing Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Tunsil, Albert practice for Dolphins Wednesday; Pouncey does not | Miami Herald
DeVante Parker, the Dolphins’ dynamic receiver, wasn’t ready to practice three days after landing awkwardly on his back. Laremy Tunsil and Branden Albert were on the field.

Dolphins Defense

Ranking the Miami Dolphins’ best defensive players so far this season | The Daily Dolphin
As is often the case during any prolonged win streak in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins' offense is getting the lion's share of the credit for the team's six straight wins. Big-yardage performances from Jay Ajayi and late-game drives from Ryan Tannehill have caught the attention of the fan base.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins learn of Leon Orr drug charge during practice, cut him | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Leon Orr, a former Florida Gator, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the Naples Daily News reports.

Dolphins Secondary

‘Absolutely a chance’ Dolphins corner Xavien Howard plays against Ravens | Miami Herald
The Dolphins have not ruled Xavien Howard out for the Ravens game, Adam Gase said Wednesday. The rookie cornerback has not played since Week 4.

Dolphins at Baltimore

Stopping Ravens’ Joe Flacco-to-Mike Wallace combination key for Miami - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Joe Flacco has been inconsistent all season, but the Ravens quarterback -- and Mike Wallace -- could be in for a big day against the Dolphins.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Dolphins stadium brawlers banned by team from Hard Rock | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have identified the fans involved in a brawl at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday. They’ve since revoked their season tickets and banned those involved from the stadium.

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