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The Splash Zone 9/8/16: Dolphins Name Five Team Captains

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The Dolphin players have spoken. The team voted on permanent team captains rather than have game-by-game team captains. Five players were selected: Ryan Tannehill and Mike Pouncey for offense, Cameron Wake and Reshad Jones for defense, and Michael Thomas for special teams.

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

Dolphins Name Five Permanent Captains
Head Coach Adam Gase revealed Wednesday that players had voted for the following five players as season captains: Ryan Tannehill and Mike Pouncey on offense; Cameron Wake and Reshad Jones on defense; and Michael Thomas on special teams.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill’s comfort, not my ego, dictates play-calling | The Daily Dolphin
Matt Moore said it without actually saying it. “There are the obvious differences that everybody can see,” Moore said Wednesday. The subject was communication between Dolphins quarterbacks and Dolphins coaches, something Adam Gase addressed in his post-practice news conference.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Want a reason to feel optimistic about Tannehill? Check this out | Miami Herald
There are Dolphins fans and some local media members, and you know who you are, who assert we’ve seen enough after four years to know that Ryan Tannehill won’t be a top-12 caliber quarterback, that his ceiling is merely "pretty good."

Dolphins Offensive Line

Bushrod Feel's He's Still A Work In Progress
The two-time Pro Bowl selection at left tackle says there’s still a lot of work remaining in his transition to right guard.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Ex-Miami Dolphins end Jason Taylor: Wide-nine with these linemen a ‘great’ combination | The Daily Dolphin
An interested observer who knows a thing or two about defensive fronts gives a thumbs-up to Vance Joseph’s wide-nine scheme — but points out it’s not the first time the Dolphins have used it.

Wake Looking Forward To End Of His Long Road Back
It may sound simple, but Sunday’s game really is a big deal for the Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive end after his 2015 season was cut short at its peak because of a torn Achilles tendon.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Over/Under: Sportsbook sets odds for Miami Dolphins player stats | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is projected to pass for 4,100 yards with 23.5 touchdowns this season, according to over/under wagers posted by the sportsbook Bovada.

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