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The Splash Zone 9/16/16: Ryan Tannehill And Adam Gase's Relationship Growing

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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.

Ryan Tannehill finally has a coach that has his back. It may have taken five years, but better late then never. From Day 1, Adam Gase has been Tannehill's biggest supporter. Gase knows that the rapport between coach and quarterback is one of the most important in the NFL.

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

Bond between Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, HC Adam Gase growing - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
As the Dolphins seek to improve an offense that was often lacking in 2015, head coach Adam Gase and QB Ryan Tannehill growing closer should help.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Brandon Doughty clears waivers; headed to Dolphins practice squad | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Coach Adam Gase got all under cover and secretive Thursday when he was asked who the team's No. 3 quarterback would be Sunday at New England seeing as that Brandon Doughty was cut the day before. "We have a plan....

Dolphins Running Backs

AC In The AM: Foster's Impressive Journey Back
Running back Arian Foster has recovered from a torn Achilles and now has his sights set another productive season.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

The Dream Is Here For Grant
When the diminutive wide receiver stepped onto the field for a kickoff return late in the first quarter, he officially had overcome the odds of making it to the NFL as a 5-foot-7 receiver/returner.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron: I’m prioritizing winning over targets | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron had only 3 targets, 2 catches and 6 yards in the season opener at Seattle, but he says he's going to prioritize team success over targets. "It just depends on what the role is," Cameron said Wednesday.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins' offensive line prepares for yet another hostile (and loud) environment | Miami Herald
Jermon Bushrod was never a guard before this year. So he never had to be the link between the quarterback and center. He earned passing grades in both in his Dolphins debut, but Miami’s line must play better.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Status of Dolphins' Mario Williams (concussion) vs. Patriots in doubt - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Dolphins DE Mario Williams, who remains in concussion protocol, missed his second straight practice Thursday.

Miami Dolphins shuffle defensive line because of injuries | Miami Herald
Because of injuries and roster additions, the Dolphins’ defensive line is undergoing change this week, as Chris Jones was re-signed and Jordan Phillips will probably be moving into the starting lineup.

Dolphins Linebackers

Jelani Jenkins: Why I Knelt During the National Anthem—And Why It’s Time to Stand Up | TIME
"This is not about football, the flag, the military, or Jelani Jenkins," he wrote for TIME. "This is about the message: equality for all."

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard: "I learned I can play in the NFL." | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — As aggressive and physical as Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is on the field, he is soft-spoken and cautious in media interviews. But Howard let his guard down on Wednesday when asked how many games it will take to no longer feel like a rookie.

Dolphins At Patriots

Coordinators Thursday: Ajayi fall from grace; the future for Donald Butler; Cam Wake dilemma | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The clearest sign that running back Jay Ajayi has fallen from grace? On Wednesday the Miami Dolphins practiced but starting running back Arian Foster did not participates while nursing a hamstring injury. So did the Dolphins give Ajayi the starter's...

Ndamukong Suh's plan for Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo: 'Get him rattled' - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins did well to get to Russell Wilson last weekend, and look to do the same Sunday against New England's Jimmy Garoppolo.

Three keys to a Miami Dolphins victory over the New England Patriots
Although the Miami Dolphins fell short on the road against Seattle in week one, the performance gave us reason to believe that Miami may be able to stick around in games against superior competition. This should at least be a little encouraging to Dolphins fans as the team faces another tough challenge

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 9/15/16: DeVante Parker Making Progress, But Unsure About Playing Sunday - 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 waive Brandon Doughty, re-sign Chris Jones - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have waived third-string quarterback Brandon Doughty, the team announced on Wednesday. The Dolphins made the move in order to re-sign defensive tackle Chris Jones, adding depth...

Fisher Surpasses Shula For Career Losses - The Phinsider
Rams Coach Now Trails Only Landry, Reeves On All Time List

Madden 17: Week 2 Dolphins @ Patriots - The Phinsider
In Week 1 of the regular season, the Miami Dolphins failed to beat the Seattle Seahawks, despite playing a well disciplined game. Miami lost 12-10, falling short of pulling off the improbable...

Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Sit/Start: Week 2 - The Phinsider
As the Dolphins search for the first win of 2016 at New England, here’s a look at which Fins should be in your lineup for Week 2.

Happy Birthday, Dan Marino! - The Phinsider
Happy Birthday to the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, Dan Maino! Marino retired after the 1999 season, holding 23 NFL passing records. He was the first player in league history to throw...

NFL Schedule Week 2 rooting guide for Dolphins fans - The Phinsider
We continue our weekly look at the NFL schedule, and how to root as a fan of the Miami Dolphins.

Jason Taylor makes list of Hall of Fame nominees - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins legend Jason Taylor is among the 94 players and coaches listed as nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.