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The Splash Zone - 2/23/16: No More Excuses For Ryan Tannehill

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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This is Ryan Tannehill's make or break season. The organization went out and got a head coach who has a great track record with quarterbacks. According to Mel Kiper, there should be no more excuses for Tannehill. That is why Kiper has the Dolphins taking an offensive lineman in the draft this year.

I'm a Tannehill supporter. I've seen great things in him and there's some things that need fixing. This is his last year to prove it.

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

Mel Kiper says 'no more excuses' for Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
This could be a make-or-break season for Ryan Tannehill, and that's why Mel Kiper has Miami drafting an O-lineman in the first round.

Head Coach Adam Gase

Who’s jamming with Melissa Etheridge? Adam Gase, naturally | The Daily Dolphin
Adam Gase has never served as a head coach during an NFL game, so it’s fair to say it’s still a mystery as to how he’ll perform orchestrating the Dolphins this fall. But if this weekend showed anything, it’s that the Dolphins just hired a coach unlike most (all?) others in the NFL.

Dolphins Running Backs

Lamar Miller wants to be a "featured back" | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins running back Lamar Miller will become a free agent on March 9, absent a new contract to stay in Miami. Wherever he goes, he wants to be the main man in the running game.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey reveals he underwent foot surgery | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey recently underwent surgery to fix a foot injury that cost him the final two games of the season and the Pro Bowl, Pouncey said on the team’s in-house television show Monday.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Fede Working Hard On Long-Term Plans
The defensive end is spending time at the University of Maryland these days working in their athletic department as part of the third annual NFLPA Externship.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Miami Dolphins likely in defensive posture as NFL Scouting Combine begins | Miami Herald
The NFL Scouting Combine is this week, and it's time for the Miami Dolphins to get serious.

Dolphins' potential free-agent targets: S George Iloka
Examining potential free-agent targets for the Dolphins, including Cincinnati safety George Iloka.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Top free agent targets for Miami Dolphins 2016 by position - The Phinsider
The NFL's free agency period opens in just over two weeks. What names could be out there for the Miami Dolphins to target this offseason? We take a look at some of the top names at Miami's biggest positions of need.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Dan Kadar releases pre-combine mock - The Phinsider
The NFL will hold the Scouting Combine this week. Ahead of it, Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft released a new projection of the first round.

Mel Kiper: 'No more excuses' for Ryan Tannehill in 2016 - The Phinsider
Mel Kiper, Jr., expanded on his latest mock draft when he held a conference call on Monday. In it, he explained that this is the year that the Dolphins have to learn what they have in quarterback Ryan Tannehill.