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The Splash Zone 1/20/17: Dolphins Hire Frank Bush And Other Coaching Changes

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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 have filled their vacant linebackers coach position by adding Frank Bush to the coaching staff. Bush is a longtime NFL assistant and will also serve as the teams assistant head coach, which was previously held by Darren Rizzi. Bush has been around the NFL for 32 years as a player, coach, and scout. He brings some much needed experienced to a group that did not do so well last season. The Dolphins also promoted Darren Rizzi to associate head coach and Chris Kuper to assistant offensive line coach.

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

Miami Dolphins add veteran LB coach Frank Bush | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins are hiring veteran linebackers coach Frank Bush as assistant head coach/linebackers coach. Bush has spent 24 seasons in the NFL, the last three as linebackers coach for the Los Angeles Rams.

Adam Gase

PFWA rewards Garrett after he won with rookie quarterback, running back | Miami Herald
Adam Gase directed the Dolphins to the postseason in his first season as NFL coach. But the vote for Coach of the Year went to Dallas’ Jason Garrett, who won with two key rookies.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Perkins: QB is now Dolphins' strongest unit | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins fans might not consider it good news, but QB has become the deepest and best unit on the team.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Is Alabama tight end O.J. Howard a match for Dolphins? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins could be looking at tight end with the No. 22 overall pick.

Dolphins 2017 Offseason

Dolphins expecting at least two compensatory draft picks in 2017 - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins are presently fairly thin on draft picks because of last draft's trade that produced receiver Leonte Carroo, but compensation for the

Analyzing Mel Kiper Jr.'s Dolphins mock draft - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr.'s first mock draft would send Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis to the Dolphins, addressing one of Miami's biggest needs.

Miami Dolphins: Is the No. 22 NFL draft position hallowed or haunted? | Dave's Digital Domain
It’s an oddity, but the Miami Dolphins have never owned the No. 22 overall selection in an NFL draft, which is where they sit for April’s edition.

The Miami Dolphins’ offseason list of things to do | Miami Herald
Like all NFL teams, the Miami Dolphins must make a number of moves and decisions this offseason to upgrade from 2016. This is the list of those decisions that are looming.

Miami Dolphins' 10 worst free-agent signings of all-time - Sun Sentinel
Bill Polian, the Hall of Fame executive, once said he worked the numbers and free agent signings are only successful about 50 percent of the time. Here are the free agent signings in the lower 50 percent for the Dolphins.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Plays of the year: Ten moments that defined a memorable Miami Dolphins season | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins didn't end their playoff drought by accident. They did it by making plays -- lots of them, in fact, to go 10-6. Now, in no special order, we offer the 10 special moments that brought out the best in them. Ryan on the run can be dangerous weapon Dolphins 30, Steelers 15 Oct.

Former Dolphins

Which former Miami Dolphins players should you root for this Sunday? | The Daily Dolphin
It may be hard to bring yourself to root for the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But unless you are a very big fan of Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, twin brother of Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, there are more player connections (three) ...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 1/19/17: Dolphins Will Rollover $8.36 Million In Salary Cap Space - 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.

NFL Mock Draft 2017 database 1.0: Early look at Miami Dolphins selections - The Phinsider
Who does the internet think the Miami Dolphins will draft?

Dolphins adding nearly $8.4 million to 2017 salary cap - The Phinsider
Rollover money giving Miami more flexibility.

Mel Kiper Mock Draft 1.0 released - The Phinsider
The ESPN analyst has released his first mock draft of 2017.

Dolphins Hire Frank Bush; Promote Darren Rizzi and Chris Kuper - The Phinsider
The Dolphins hired longtime NFL assistant coach Frank Bush and promoted two of their own.