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The Splash Zone 1/13/17: Matt Burke Promoted To Defensive Coordinator

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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.

The Dolphins promoted linebackers coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator yesterday. It was reported last week that Burke would be the successor to Vance Joseph if he left for another team. Burke now has an opportunity to turn around a defense that ranked 29th in total defense.

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

Dolphins name Matt Burke as defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
Vance Joseph is the head coach in Denver and the Dolphins have a new defensive coordinator. A day after Joseph agreed to take over the top job on the Broncos coaching staff, the Dolphins have announced that Matt Burke will take over Joseph's previous role as the top coach on the defensive side of...

Dolphins Front Office

Gase, Tannenbaum, Grier developing into Dolphins’ personnel machine | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Whether they admit it publicly or not, the Dolphins are chasing New England. Ending the Patriots’ nearly 14-year stranglehold on the AFC East is the first step toward Miami establishing itself as a contender.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Finally, a first-time head coach who is a fast learner | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE - The foundation has been laid. What Adam Gase and the Miami Dolphins may build upon it in the next few years is far from certain, but consider the value of that simple statement.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

How was Miami Dolphins’ Matt Moore cleared so fast? UM’s expert explains as NFL probes | The Daily Dolphin
When Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was laid out by a shot to the jaw against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was easy to assume his day was done. When Moore had his helmet back in his hands 3 1/2 minutes later, it was easy to question why. Today, even the NFL is wondering. Dr.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Will the Miami Dolphins move Laremy Tunsil to left tackle in 2017? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase was asked about moving guard Laremy Tunsil to left tackle next season and on Wednesday, he said he'll need to see "how things shake out." So, no, there weren't any definitive proclamations about what seems inevitable.

Dolphins Defense

Valuing continuity, Dolphins promote Matt Burke to defensive coordinator | Miami Herald
Vance Joseph is in Denver. His replacement in Miami? Matt Burke, an internal candidate and clear front-runner for the gig after Joseph left for the Broncos job.

Soundbites: Best Of The Matt Burke Conference Call
The new defensive coordinator shares his thoughts in a conference call with South Florida writers.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins to begin sorting through offensive issues | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ emphasis will be on defense, but a few issues need resolution on offense: 1) Sorting out tight end; 2) Re-signing Kenny Stills or finding a replacement if bidding for Stills goes too high for Miami’s liking; and 3) upgrading at right guard.

AC In The AM: Dolphins Embrace The Next Steps
The offseason begins with a complete evaluation of the current roster before turning all thoughts to free agency and the draft.

Dolphins 2016 Season

What were the Miami Dolphins good at in 2016? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--It was a curious year for the Dolphins, who at one point went on a 9-1 stretch in which every week a different element of the team seemed to shine.

Former Dolphins

Broncos' Joseph says Adam Gase gave him 'blueprint' for success with tough decisions | Miami Herald
Adam Gase gave Vance Joseph "a blueprint" for success during their one year together in Miami, Joseph said after being introduced as Broncos head coach.

Will Vance Joseph raid the Miami Dolphins' coaching staff? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami coach Adam Gase was hoping for stability in Year 2, but the loss of coordinator Vance Joseph might force him to overhaul his defensive staff.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 1/12/17: Dolphins Lose Vance Joseph To Broncos - 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.

Pro Bowl snubs no more: Landry, Ajayi added to all-star game - The Phinsider
Miami now has four Pro Bowl selections for the 2017 game.

Happy Birthday Kevin Nogle - The Phinsider
Happy Birthday Kevin Nogle

2016 Miami Predictions Sure To Be Wrong … How Many Were Correct??? - The Phinsider
Is ct1361 The Next Football Nostradamus? :)

Ryan Tannehill injury update: Surgery not yet ruled out - The Phinsider
The Dolphins are still trying to figure out what the right move is for their starting quarterback.

Dolphins Promote Matt Burke To Defensive Coordinator - The Phinsider
The Dolphins promoted their linebackers coach, Matt Burke, to defensive coordinator after Vance Joseph left for Denver.