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The Splash Zone 3/31/17: Why Was Kenny Stills Such A Priority?

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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.

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It's no secret Adam Gase wanted Kenny Stills back. He wanted the wide receiver to stick around and he did. Gase wanted to keep his offensive playmakers together and Stills is one of those guys with his deep play ability. In his first year in Gase's offense, Stills scored 9 touchdowns and recorded 726 yards. With another year with Gase and Tannehill, Stills should have another good year.

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

Why was Dolphins re-signing Kenny Stills such a priority to Adam Gase? | The Daily Dolphin
PHOENIX—One of the most difficult parts of being a head coach taking future financial considerations into account when deciding how important a player is, and Dolphins coach Adam Gase admitted he hates that part of free agency. “You just want to get your guys back,” he said.

Adam Gase

Dolphins coach Adam Gase's 2016 regrets help him improve in 2017
Dolphins coach Adam Gase's 2016 regrets will help Miami improve in 2017

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins’ Matt Burke in line for defensive coordinator all along | The Daily Dolphin
PHOENIX—The Dolphins’ recent move of promoting linebackers coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator was a decision they arrived at about a year in advance.

Dolphins Linebackers

Everything sounds open-ended for Miami Dolphins starting linebackers | The Daily Dolphin
PHOENIX—The Dolphins shelled out serious money to keep Kiko Alonso and bring in Lawrence Timmons, but they haven’t told any of their linebackers what position they’ll be playing in 2017.

Dolphins Offseason

As Patriots boast of dynasty, Dolphins’ biggest challenges are yet to come | Miami Herald
The champion Patriots bragged this week about expecting the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady power tandem to remain in place for many more years. The Dolphins have made progress closing the gap but, as this offseason proves, New England keeps getting better, too.

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