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The Splash Zone 1/6/17: Ryan Tannehill Will Not Play On Sunday; Matt Moore To Start

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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 will again be without their starting quarterback. There was hope this week that Ryan Tannehill could play against the Steelers, but it would have taken a miracle for him to see the field. This is probably the right move though. Matt Moore has played better than expected and right now, he gives the team the best chance to win at Pittsburgh. There was no point in risking Tannehill's career by rushing him back.

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

Ryan Tannehill will not play against Steelers - NFL.com
Ryan Tannehill will not be returning to the Dolphins in time for Miami's matchup against the Steelers on Sunday for Wild Card Weekend. Matt Moore will get the start.

Dolphins at Steelers

Dolphins at Steelers: How will Miami slow down Pittsburgh's dangerous, rested Big 3?
The longtime backup was thrust into the starting role when Ryan Tannehill went down at the worst possible time down the stretch. There’s almost no chance Tannehill will return for this game. Moore has started 28 career games (2-1 down the stretch in 2016) in his nine NFL seasons but has yet to take

Predicting the Miami Dolphins playoff game at Pittsburgh this Sunday
Taking a look at what needs to happen for the Miami Dolphins to return victorious from Sunday's playoff game at Pittsburgh. The post Predicting the Miami Dolphins playoff game at Pittsburgh this Sunday appeared first on Cover32.

AC In The AM: How The Dolphins Can Win This Game
Focusing on two areas that must come through if the Dolphins are going leave Pittsburgh with a playoff victory.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins' rookie coach Adam Gase adapts - the result is a playoff appearance | Miami Herald
After a 1-4 start, Adam Gase reworked his offense and kept his team together after it was decimated by injuries. The result was nine victories in the final 11 games of the regular season and a playoff date against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their first playoff game since 2008.

Marvez On Adam Gase: "What He Has Done With This Team Is Remarkable" " CBS Miami
Sirius XM NFL radio host and Sporting News NFL columnist, Alex Marvez joined the Hochman, Crowder and Krantz Show on 560 WQAM.

Dolphins Offense

What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday: • Pittsburgh will get their extra guy in the box. We have to run better than last week. There will be few surprises. • Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier hits like a ton of bricks and runs really well.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Risks aren't worth reward for Dolphins to play QB Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Bringing back Ryan Tannehill to play on the Heinz Field turf when he's not fully healed could create a long-term disaster for the Dolphins.

Dolphins Running Backs

How Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi ran wild on Pittsburgh Steelers' defense - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog- ESPN
Breaking down the film of Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi's successful day against the Pittsburgh Steelers back in October.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Beckham, Landry have most catches in first 3 seasons in NFL history | ProFootballTalk
At LSU, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry were teammates. In the NFL, they've done something no one else in NFL history has done. Beckham and Landry completed their third regular seasons on Sunday, and they each have 288 career catches.

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins DC Vance Joseph pushes head coach openings aside | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The NFL has six openings for head coaches and possibly more coming, and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has been linked to five of them. Joseph is likely to begin interviewing for those jobs shortly after the season ends.

Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Bacarri Rambo practice Thursday; Byron Maxwell doesn't - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins practiced again Thursday, while safety Bacarri Rambo returned to action. Cornerback Byron Maxwell was not at practice during the portion open to the media.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Hyde: Suh must shine for Dolphins to upset Steelers | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins injuries mean Ndamukong Suh is counted on more than ever in playoff game vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ndamukong Suh focused on Steelers, not LaGarrette Blount's comments - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami's Ndamukong Suh was called "dirty" by the Patriots' LaGarrette Blount, and they could meet in the playoffs. For now, Suh's mind is elsewhere.

Dolphins Special Teams

Darren Rizzi explains why Miami Dolphins are keeping footballs in freezer | The Daily Dolphin
Darren Rizzi, the Dolphins' assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, had this to say Thursday: On kicking when it's single-digit temps: Says K balls (which kickers use) are hard to begin with. "There's only so much you can do in this kind of weather.

Former Dolphins

Jason Taylor- "I’m Just Sitting Back And Enjoying The Ride" " CBS Miami
Former Miami Dolphins star defensive end and Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Jason Taylor joined the Joe Rose Show on 560 WQAM.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 1/5/17: Matt Moore Likely To Start Against Steelers - 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.

Don’t Watch ESPN This Week - The Phinsider
ESPN has no respect for the Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill injury update: Dolphins rule QB out of Wildcard game - The Phinsider
Tannehill’s knee injury has not progressed to the point that he is ready to return.

PFF All-Pro teams include two Dolphins (plus one honorable mention) - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins do not get much respect when it comes to the national media. Ridiculous examples abound this week as the team heads into a Wildcard playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers....