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The Splash Zone 12/15/16: Darren Rizzi Fires Back At Bruce Arians

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

According to Bruce Arians, the Dolphins apparently cheated on one of the Cardinals botched field goal attempts. This is also coming from the guy who thinks Adam Gase is a rain god and can summon rain on opposing offenses. Darren Rizzi did not think too kindly of the comments made by Arians. Rizzi responded by saying his unit did no such form of cheating and was offended by the accusations.

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

Miami Dolphins’ Darren Rizzi, offended by Cardinals’ charge: Was rain our fault, too? | The Daily Dolphin
Darren Rizzi, the Dolphins’ special teams coordinator, made a few extra points Wednesday. In rapid fire, Rizzi shot back at Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who earlier this week went on Sirius XM NFL Radio and accused the Dolphins of chicanery on a Cardinals botched extra point in Mia...

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Matt Moore's 'no drama' attitude extends from locker room to delivery room | Miami Herald
Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore is a busy guy this week. His wife gave birth to baby No. 3 Monday morning. His focus was back on the Jets shortly thereafter.

Miami Dolphins roster moves show optimism for Ryan Tannehill’s return | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--After three days of medical evaluation, the Dolphins are holding out hope that Ryan Tannehill can make it back from a sprained left knee this season. That was the indication they gave based on what they did with their roster Tuesday.

Moore Of The Same For Matt Against The Jets
When Moore starts against the Jets on Saturday night, it will mark his first start since the Dolphins’ 2011 season finale against, yes, the Jets.

Clyde Christensen: Matt Moore doesn’t play scared | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill avoided a torn ACL last Sunday, but his knee injury is sufficiently serious that the team is going to have to go with Matt Moore as their starter against the Jets this Sunday.

Here’s a numerical refresher at Moore’s career and his time with the Dolphins.

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins’ Vance Joseph listed as one of top head coaching options
Thanks to the strong play of the defense so far this season, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph could soon become a head coach. The post Miami Dolphins’ Vance Joseph listed as one of top head coaching options appeared first on Cover32.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Kelly: Dolphins' Wake deserves to be NFL Comeback Player of the Year | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is on the verge of producing his fourth double-digit sack season 14 months after tearing his Achilles.

Dolphins Secondary

Return of Xavien Howard more complex than you think | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins are hopeful rookie cornerback Xavien Howard can return to action Saturday evening against the New York Jets. But the issue is more complicated than you think.

Dolphins at Jets

Miami Dolphins renew rivalry with New York Jets | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have had a heated rivalry over the decades with some classic games and moments. While both teams have helped knock the other from the playoffs over the years, the Jets get a chance to mess up Miami’s NFL postseason plans when the two meet at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday night.

Dolphins aim to beat Jets in battle of backup QBs - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins will start backup Matt Moore for the first time since 2011 because of a knee injury to Ryan Tannehill. The Jets will go with Bryce Petty.

What New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said about Miami Dolphins Tuesday | The Daily Dolphin
Here are some things New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said in a call with Miami Dolphins media Tuesday: • Matt Moore was a heck of a competitor when Bowles was the coach and Moore was the quarterback in 2011. He did a heck of a job. He threw the ball well down the field.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Bruce Arians says Dolphins yelled out fake snap count on first missed PAT | ProFootballTalk
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is calling shenanigans on the field goal block team of the Miami Dolphins. After J.J. Nelson's 56-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, Chandler Catanzaro missed the ensuing extra point try by hooking the ball way left of target.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/14/16: Mike Pouncey Sent To IR; T.J. Yates Signed - The Phinsider
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Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Bruce Arians can't handle defeat - The Phinsider
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Dolphins salary cap 2017: Projecting Miami cap space next season - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are probably in a better salary cap situation than you realize.

Dolphins defensive snap counts from Week 14 (vs. Cardinals) - The Phinsider
Yesterday was a little more chaotic than I anticipated, with the Dolphins moving Mike Pouncey to injured reserve, signing T.J. Yates, and deciding to leave Dion Jordan on the Non-Football Injury...

Todd McShay mock draft has Miami looking offense in the first round - The Phinsider
ESPN’s Todd McShay has posted Mock Draft 1.0