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The Splash Zone 2/7/17: Jason Taylor's Biggest HOF Endorsement Came From Tom Brady

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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.

Jason Taylor got a huge endorsement from a former opponent. Tom Brady sent a letter to the people who vote during this event and stated that Taylor deserved to be in the Hall of Fame. Say what you want about Brady, but this was a very classy move and he gets my respect for that. Tayjor, along with six others, will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame on August 5th.

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

Biggest endorsements Jason Taylor received in HOF bid: Tom Brady | Miami Herald
Jason Taylor, selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot Saturday, got a significant endorsement and help in building his case from two unlikely rivals with the New England Patriots.

Adam Gase

McDaniels, Gase friendship reaches back nearly two decades | Miami Herald
Adam Gase has more than a friend in Josh McDaniels. He also has a fan. The Patriots offensive coordinator raved about Miami’s coach in the days leading up to Super Bowl 51.

Dolphins Offseason

How Miami Dolphins can close gap with champion Patriots in 2017 - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins took a big step in Adam Gase's first season as head coach, but they need more team speed and continued progress from QB Ryan Tannehill.

Dolphins ranked bottom third in initial 2017 NFL Power Rankings - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Nine teams that didn't make the playoffs last season were rated higher than the Dolphins in ESPN's first NFL Power Rankings for 2017.

2017 Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
With draft season underway, we take an early look at which players national analysts are projecting for the Dolphins to select with the 22nd overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft.

Jason Taylor

NFL greats speak out on Miami Dolphins’ Jason Taylor making Hall of Fame | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Here's what they're saying about the honor: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross "Jason’s on-field dominance left an impact on the Dolphins’ defense that may never be equaled.

Jason Taylor: What They Are Saying
Read quotes from Jason Taylor and some of the greatest players and coaches as they honor the Dolphins' newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Super Bowl 52 odds for 2018 championship - The Phinsider
The Super Bowl ended last night in overtime for the first time. Sounds like a perfect time to look to next year’s championship.

NFL Mock Draft 2017: SB Nation updates with three round mock; Dolphins getting help - The Phinsider
The conclusion of the Super Bowl last night means we are now officially in mock draft season, with everyone beginning to turn their attention toward the 2017 NFL Draft in April (along with free...

ESPN 2017 NFL Power Rankings drop Dolphins to bottom third - The Phinsider
The 2016 NFL season finished with the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI in overtime. While teams are preparing for their offseason plans, including free agency and the NFL Draft, ESPN took...