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The Splash Zone - 2/11/16: Dolphins Need A New Middle Linebacker

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

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It's no secret that the Dolphins defense under performed in 2015. With the addition of Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins looked to become one of the NFL's top defensive units. Sadly, the Dolphins were near the bottom of the league on defense. Kelvin Sheppard started all season and he struggled. The Dolphins haven't had a solid option at MLB since they got rid of Karlos Dansby.

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

Dolphins need a new middle linebacker to fix a long-struggling unit | The Daily Dolphin
In 2012, the Dolphins had a solid middle linebacker in Karlos Dansby. But they decided to blow up the group, which also included Kevin Burnett, to make room for Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. It's been all downhill since.

Head Coach Adam Gase

Tannenbaum on Adam Gase: 'He's been tremendous' -
It may be early, but Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum is happy with the hiring of head coach Adam Gase. Can the offensive-minded coach help Ryan Tannehill the way he did Jay Cutler last year?

Dolphins Coaching Staff

Rizzi: There’s A Lot Of Positive Things Going On Here
As he enters his eighth season in Miami, the special teams coordinator continues to hold the title of longest-tenured coach on the Dolphins’ staff.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Ranking Dolphins' top offseason needs: No. 3 guard - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Miami Dolphins need to finally solve their offensive guard problem.

Dolphins Secondary

Ranking Dolphins' top offseason needs: No. 2 cornerback
Look for the Dolphins to use a high draft pick and/or resources in free agency to shore up the secondary in Miami.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Miami Dolphins' 2016 unrestricted free agents - Sun Sentinel

The Miami Dolphins could have 12 unrestricted free agents hit the market on March 9, the first day teams can sign free agents. Here’s a quick look at each of the team's potential free agents, and the probability they return to the Dolphins in 2016.

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NFL 2016 standings based on Super Bowl LI odds - The Phinsider
The 2016 NFL season is six months away - but why not try to predict the standings now?