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The Splash Zone - 4/6/16: Dolphins Defensive Players Were Handcuffed By Coaches Last Season

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Both sides of the team were bad last year. Neither the defense or the offense lived up to expectations. Ryan Tannehill was 'babied' and was not allowed to audible under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Now, according to safety Michael Thomas, the defensive players were handcuffed with vanilla plays. That will change with Vance Joseph this season.

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

Dolphins coaches ‘handcuffed’ defensive players in 2015, Michael Thomas says | Miami Herald
The Dolphins coaching staff "handcuffed" players on defense last year, Michael Thomas recently told 120 Sports. But under new coordinator Vance Joseph, the unit will "not be so vanilla" in 2016.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Dolphins Quarterback Draft History
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2016 NFL Draft Preview: Dolphins QB Situation
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Dolphins Offensive Line

Pouncey brothers well enough to sneak some golf in yesterday | ProFootballTalk
Mike and Maurkice Pouncey left holes in their respective lineups when they weren't on the field last year. But they were both well enough to get 18 holes in yesterday.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins may take another run at Cameron Wake restructure | Miami Dolphins In Depth
You'll recall that the Miami Dolphins and the representation for Cameron Wake got together in late January and February and held talks to restructure the Pro Bowl defensive end's contract. And you'll recall the process didn't exactly get off to...

Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins claim Ifo Ekpre-Olomu | ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will try to make his first on-field appearance in the NFL with the Dolphins. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ekpre-Olomu has been claimed off of waivers by Miami.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Do Miami Dolphins have position flexibility entering the draft?
The Dolphins have serious needs at both cornerbacks and running back and they may be forced to draft for those positions later this month.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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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.

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Why hasn't Ryan Tannehill given up on the Miami Dolphins? - The Phinsider
Yes, you read that correctly. Through a series of reports published this offseason, we have received insight into just how dysfunctional the Miami Dolphins were under Joe Philbin. So, why didn't Ryan Tannehill give up on the team that gave up on him?

Thursday Night Football to air on CBS, NBC, NFLN.....and Twitter? - The Phinsider
The NFL has announced Twitter as the online home for Thursday Night Football.

Miami Dolphins Season In Review: Week One - Washington - The Phinsider
It's time to look at the Miami Dolphins season in review, starting with the week one win over the Washington Redskins.