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The Splash Zone - 2/16/16: Ross Giving Gase Three Years To Make Playoffs

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Stephen Ross wants to win now and he created a little stir yesterday when he stated that if we don't make the playoffs in three years, we'll be looking for another coach. However, according to different sources, Ross was speaking broadly about NFL trends. We all know Ross is a loyal owner and I'm sure he's going to give Gase plenty of time to prove himself. Ross even believes Gase is the next Belichick.

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

Stephen Ross: Adam Gase has three years to make the playoffs | Miami Herald
They say a gaffe is when politicians tells the truth, and the same is probably true of NFL owners.

Head Coach Adam Gase

Stephen Ross loves Adam Gase, gives him three years to produce | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross thinks he has found a coach to provide long-term stability, but he isn't going to give him long to prove it. According to Jeff Ostrowski of the Palm Beach Post, Ross told the Palm Beach Civic Association Monday that he thinks new coach Adam Gase has generational quality...

Miami Dolphins’ Stephen Ross: Adam Gase is ‘next Bill Belichick’ | Real Time
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross expects victories from new head coach Adam Gase, who at 37 is the youngest man to fill that position in franchise history.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins ‘definitely’ want Lamar Miller back -- but at what price? | Miami Herald
Free agency is still three weeks off, and Lamar Miller apparently can’t wait.

Dolphins Defensive Line

The Olivier Vernon offseason saga about to begin | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Tomorrow, February 16, is the first day NFL teams can designate franchise or transition tags on players. And that is important to the Miami Dolphins because they have a decision to make on defensive end Olivier Vernon -- the only...

Dolphins Secondary

Aikens Looks To Be More Than Special
The 2014 fourth-round pick from Liberty University emerged as core special teams player and wants to start making that kind of impact as a safety, and that will be the focus for him through the offseason.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins 2016 schedule: Super Bowl odds from favorite to long shot will oppose Miami - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will face the Super Bowl favorites and the team with the longest odds for Super Bowl LI in 2016.

Lack of Internal Evaluation is at the Forefront of Miami's Issues - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have struggled in almost every way imaginable over the last decade, but an inability to assess their existing talent continues to cause frequent setbacks for the team.

Dolphins free agent decisions may pit Lamar Miller versus Olivier Vernon - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins should want to keep both running back Lamar Miller and defensive end Olivier Vernon from hitting the free agent market next month. The problem is, they may only be able to pick one.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Dan Kadar projects Dolphins trade in first-round - The Phinsider
Dan Kadar projected some trades that could make sense in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins moving back was one of those trades.