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The Splash Zone 6/16/17: Raising Expectations In Year Two With Adam Gase

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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.

Adam Gase and company exceeded expectation last season with a beat up roster and managed to make the playoffs in their first season together. Right now, Gase looks like a home run hire as he has received plenty of praise from around the league. Gase seems to be building a winning culture in Miami and is looking to raise expectations this season by making it further into the postseason.

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

Adam Gase's attention to detail, team culture to keep 'Fins rolling - NFL.com
In Adam Gase's first year in Miami, the 'Fins ended their playoff drought. Now in Year 2, his attention to detail and raised expectations are poised to keep them rolling, Jeffri Chadiha writes.


Stephen Ross

Ross' anti-racism initiative wins $100,000 grant for community works | Miami Herald
Players across all the major sports know Stephen Ross is serious about fighting racism. He will be honored for those efforts at the Sports Humanitarian Awards in July.


Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins minicamp: Adam Gase’s Thursday post-practice updates | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins finished minicamp with a relatively light practice this morning, and now the players have a five-week break before training camp gets started.

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase admits mistakes, giving him greater cred with players | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has admitted numerous mistakes and, believe it or not, that has caused his players to respect him more rather than less.


Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins’ Damien Williams on Patriots, Belichick visit: ‘Weird’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams said his free-agent visit to the New England Patriots this offseason was "weird." And that makes sense. Williams has played only for the Dolphins since he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

‘Little bitty guy’ Drew Morgan fights stereotypes in bid to make Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Dolphins’ offseason program concluded Thursday with a consensus on the underdog story of the summer. When the team regroups in more than a month for training camp and the fans come out, curious eyes will focus on No. 81, Drew Morgan, an undrafted receiver from Arkansas.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Dolphins say Mike Pouncey is improving after hip procedure | ProFootballTalk
Two months ago, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey had a stem cell procedure on the injured hip that caused him to miss most of the 2016 season. Now the Dolphins say Pouncey is making progress.


Dolphins Defensive Line

How much longer can Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake fight his age? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Cameron Wake doesn’t want to hear it. It doesn’t even matter what it is. Doesn’t care if people think he’s always one season away from being washed up. No interest in Las Vegas putting the over/under for Dolphins wins at 7.5 this season.

Wake OK with Dolphins drafting his potential replacement in Round 1 | Miami Herald
Not age, injury or pedigree has been able to stop Cameron Wake. He will have another chance to prove the doubters wrong in 2017.


Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins know this must absolutely change | Miami Herald
As the offseason program ended, Adam Gase addressed one thing that must change.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 6/15/17: Ndamukong Suh Aiming For The Hall of Fame - 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.

Former Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has (another) knee surgery for Seahawks - The Phinsider
Rebooting his career in the Pacific Northwest does not seem to be going well for Dion Jordan.

Laremy Tunsil returns to (limited) practice on Wednesday - The Phinsider
Miami’s left tackle has been held out of practices due to a hamstring injury.

Dolphins minicamp: Ndamukong Suh talks Hall of Fame, rookies, and Adam Gase - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are on to the final day of minicamp, the final practice before the team breaks for the rest of June and most of July. The day will feature an 11-on-11 scrimmage set, giving the...

Signing Charles Clay Fails To Get Buffalo Back In The Playoffs - The Phinsider
When you sign a guy in free agency and make him one the NFL's highest-paid players at his position, you do it for only one reason: because you believe that player will prove to be the missing...