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The Splash Zone 1/7/17: Previewing Sunday's Game Against The Steelers

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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.

It's been too long Dolphin fans. For the first time in ages we will actually get to see our team play a postseason game. Just being able to make the playoffs this year, to me, is considered a huge success. The Dolphins and Steelers will face off for the second time this year and the Steelers are a little upset over how the last game went. The Steelers came down to Miami and lost, meaning this is the perfect revenge game for them. The Dolphins will have to travel to the Steel City, in frigid weather, and defeat a team who is always vying for the Lombardi Trophy.

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

Who has the edge? Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sun Sentinel
The Dolphins ran roughshod over the Steelers in an October game in Miami Gardens. However, two key Miami players in that game, Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey and Pro Bowl free safety Reshad Jones will not be able to play on Sunday.

Dolphins at Steelers

Make room on the bandwagon: Dolphins among easiest teams to root for in playoffs | The Daily Dolphin
Though Miami Dolphins fans finally have a horse in this season’s playoff race, 20 other fan bases will be looking to adopt a team for the NFL’s annual postseason tournament.

Memories remain strong for last Dolphins team to win a playoff game - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins haven't won a playoff game since a dramatic 23-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 30, 2000. In three subsequent postseason games they have been outscored 74-14.

Heavy-favorite Steelers look for revenge against Dolphins - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog- ESPN
While the Steelers are surging and primed to succeed in the playoffs, the Dolphins' offense has burned Pittsburgh before with its strong running game.

AC In The AM: Playoffs The Ultimate Test For This Team
The Dolphins earned their way into the post season. Now they must beat Pittsburgh on the road to keep this season alive.

Adam Gase

How a thirty-something coach turned around the Miami Dolphins
In at least one respect, it’s been slightly jarring for Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips to ascend to the grown-man world of the NFL: he’s gone from Bob Stoops to Adam Gase. When Stoops took over Oklahoma as head coach in 1999, Gase was barely old enough to buy a beer. "He changed my

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Why Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore is ridiculously underrated | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Before the season, Sports Illustrated revealed its ranking of the 32 NFL backup quarterbacks. Matt Moore was 23rd. Absolutely ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculously underrated. Matt Moore can win. Matt Moore is poised, confident and more-than-competent.

Ryan Tannehill "getting better," not sure he could play next week | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill took a few snaps at Dolphins practice on Friday, but the return to the field for the first time since injuring his knee about a month ago won't extend to Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Nothing rattles Dolphins QB Matt Moore, not even playoff debut
Nothing rattles Dolphins QB Matt Moore, not even his playoff debut

Tannehill Returns To Practice On Friday
This marked the first time Tannehill practiced with his teammates since he sustained a knee injury during the 26-23 victory against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 11.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

NFL fines Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry for helmet throw, crotch grab | The Daily Dolphin
The NFL and Jarvis Landry have different definitions of fun. Landry celebrated his gritty touchdown against the Patriots last week by slamming his helmet to the ground and grabbing his crotch. The league's not big on either of those demonstrations and fined him $24,309 for each.

Landry And Brown Share A Common Bond
Jarvis Landry and Antonio Brown, who both finished in the top 10 in the league this season in receptions and receiving yards, owe some of their success to the intense workouts they have been doing together in the summer in South Florida.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Urbik Going Back To Where It All Began
Dolphins center never played for the Steelers, but he was a member of that team for the entire 2008 season after being a third-round pick in the draft that year.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Suh, Wake Named Second-Team All-Pro
Dolphins defensive linemen earned second team All-Pro recognition from The Associated Press on Friday.

Cameron Wake to doubters of he and Dolphins: ‘Here I am. Here we are.’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is going to play his first career playoff game on Sunday. And Wake is highly motivated for many reasons, none more than those who doubted him and his team. Wake, 34, had 11.5 sacks in his return from a torn Achilles tendon last season.

Miami Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips must ‘put the bad plays to rest’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — There was a stretch of about nine plays bridging the third and fourth quarters last Sunday, when Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips destroyed the guard across from him. Phillips overpowered him. Phillips ran past him. Phillips was a wrecking ball.

PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Waive Jones
Jones played in 14 games with five starts this season, his lone season in Miami.

Dolphins Secondary

Byron Maxwell doubtful for Sunday | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins haven't ruled out cornerback Byron Maxwell because of his ankle injury, but they aren't expecting to have him in the lineup against the Steelers on Sunday.

Dolphins 2016 Season

LeGarrette Blount fined for ripping off Ndamukong Suh’s helmet | The Daily Dolphin
The NFL fined New England running back LeGarrette Blount today for grabbing Dolphins star Ndamukong Suh by the facemask and ripping his helmet off. That move cost him $18,231. Blount was flagged for the play when it happened late in the fourth quarter and sounded off on Suh after the game.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

Adam Gase talks Matt Moore starting Playoff game and Ryan Tannehill injury - The Phinsider
Moore will start the team’s first Playoff game since 2008.

Jay Ajayi named Dolphins MVP, Cameron Wake lands team leader award - The Phinsider
The Dolphins announced their team award winners for 2016.

Dolphins waive Jason Jones - The Phinsider
Miami makes roster space ahead of Sunday’s playoff game.

Breakdown of the Bleacher Report 2017 End of the Regular Season Mock Draft - The Phinsider
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report posts his end-of-regular-season mock draft. Who did the Dolphins select?

NFL Playoff schedule: Wildcard weekend TV coverage - The Phinsider
The NFL Playoffs are here, with the first two games coming up on Saturday, followed by the second pair of Wildcard contests coming on Sunday. Which team is playing when and on what channel? We, of...