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The Splash Zone 9/12/16: Week 2 Won't Be Any Easier Against The New England Patriots

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.

The Dolphins are going to look to rebound this week against the New England Patriots. I really shouldn't have to say this, but that is not going to be an easy task. The Dolphins almost beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and there were quite a few positives coming out of that game. I was impressed with Vance Joseph's defense and maybe, just maybe he can come up with a game plan that can slow the Patriots down.

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

Things not getting easier for Miami Dolphins as they visit New England Patriots in Week 2 | Miami Herald
The 0-1 Miami Dolphins aren’t catching a break in Week 2 as Miami travels to Massachusetts to play the host New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Although the Dolphins have beaten the Patriots at least once in each of the previous three seasons, they have lost their past seven at Foxborough.

Dolphins Running Backs

Dolphins coach Adam Gase on Jay Ajayi being left behind for opener: ‘we’ve cleaned that up’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE – Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi is back with the Dolphins. Ajayi did not travel to Seattle for the Dolphins season opener for undisclosed reasons. The team did say it was not injury related.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Kenny Stills dropped a TD pass, but did he score with anthem protest? | The Daily Dolphin
SEATTLE – The ball was in Kenny Stills’ hands, and then it wasn’t. The ball was in Stills’ hands and he had a clear path to the end zone and there wasn’t a defender within five yards and he was going to remember the moment forever.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Phillips Plays Up To His Potential
The second-year player from the University of Oklahoma came up with perhaps the most impressive individual effort on the first play of the fourth quarter when he disrupted a Seattle running play as much as a defensive player can disrupt an offensive play.

Dolphins Linebackers

Alonso Shows Off His Mobility In The Middle
The linebacker finished his first regular season game in a Dolphins uniform with 11 tackles, one quarterback hit and one fumble recovery.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Gase offers injury updates, thoughts on assorted issues on day after Dolphins' opener | Miami Herald
Adam Gase said he isn’t sure when defensive end Mario Williams (concussion), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf) or center Mike Pouncey (hip) will be back. He’s hopeful receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) will play next week, but neither he nor Parker could say with certainty.

Miami Dolphins: 5 conclusions from snaps played | The Daily Dolphin
SEATTLE — It's a game Miami could have won. It's a game Miami should have won. It's a game some key figures did not participate in — notably center Mike Pouncey (hip), wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) and running back Jay Ajayi (left at home, coaches decision).

NOTEBOOK: Pass Protection Receives Passing Grade; Other Notes
Despite the noise at CenturyLink Field, Head Coach Adam Gase said Monday he was overall pleased with the pass protection the offensive line provided for Ryan Tannehill against the Seattle Seahawks.

AC in the AM: A Loss That Produced Some Gains
Breaking down what went right and what went wrong against the Seahawks.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 9/12/16: Dolphins Lose To Seahawks 12 - 10 - The Phinsider
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.

Dolphins at Seahawks recap: Good, Bad, Ugly from Miami’s loss - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, a loss that still stings on Monday. The team took the lead 10-6 late in the fourth-quarter, but wound up on the wrong side of a 12-10...

AFC East Week 1 review - The Phinsider
Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season has come and gone for the AFC East, with all four teams playing on Sunday. The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills each played during the 1pm ET time slot, with the Miami...

WR Stills Almost Singlehandedly Costs Miami A Win - The Phinsider
Speedy Wideout Drops Sure Touchdown, Paves The Way For Another Heartbreaking Loss

Dolphins at Seahawks snap counts for Miami’s offense - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins had the lead after 59 minutes and 29 seconds of their Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The problem, there was another 31 seconds to play and Seattle used those last few...