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The Splash Zone 8/10/17: What To Expect Against The Atlanta Falcons

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.

Dolphins football will return tonight as the Dolphins will take on the Atlanta Falcons. We’ll finally have some football to talk about even though we will mainly be watching the backups play. Jay Cutler will not be playing which means Matt Moore will be the first string quarterback.

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

Miami Dolphins vs. Falcons preseason game: Here’s what you’ll see | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins are playing an NFL game for the first time since January, but don’t get too excited about what they’ll reveal. When Miami hosts the Falcons for the preseason opener Thursday, many starters are expected to be on the sideline.

Dolphins Offense

Trio of Miami Dolphins second-year skill players making progress - AFC East- ESPN
Kenyan Drake, Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant have impressed the Dolphins so far in camp as they battle for touches behind more established players.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins QB Brandon Doughty says he gave Cutler No. 6 out of respect (cash might have helped, too) - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins QB Brandon Doughty gave newly acquired veteran QB Jay Cutler the shirt of his back. The money helped.

Miami Dolphins: Two places in U.S. where everybody’s a Jay Cutler fan | Dave's Digital Domain
There are all kinds of opinions around the NFL on new Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler but there also are at least two places in America where you will never hear anything but good. One of them is Lincoln City, Ind., down near the Kentucky border.

Miami Dolphins with tight cap for 2017, '18 after Cutler deal; Cutler notes | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler eats into the space that Miami hoped to carry over to next offseason

Galko: Jay Cutler A Short-Term Upgrade For The Dolphins - The Phinsider
Is Jay Cutler more than just a stop-gap quarterback for the Miami Dolphins?

Jay Cutler, Adam Gase history goes back to airport ride in Detroit | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Jay Cutler was on the field early for Tuesday’s practice getting some throws in with a fresh Dolphins hat turned backwards. Minutes later, coach Adam Gase emerged from the facility wearing the same hat the same way.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins: Getting Jay Ajayi healthy as vital as QB question
Been thinking about Jay Ajayi lately.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Jarvis Landry might not get an extension and the last week didn’t help his cause | Miami Herald
It’s been a bad few days for Jarvis Landry’s hopes of getting a contract extension and, for the most part, it has nothing to do with anything the Miami Dolphins wide receiver has done wrong.

Dolphins Defense

Dolphins' rebuilt defense on display as Miami opens preseason against Falcons | Miami Herald
The Dolphins will have to rely on several rookie defenders this season. They’ve impressed in practice, but will it continue in Thursday’s exhibition game against the Falcons?

Miami Dolphins: Why sack star Andre Carter felt the call to coach | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Andre Carter had 80.5 sacks in his NFL career, one fewer than Cameron Wake.In fact, only 62 men in the history of pro football have ever sacked the quarterback more.

Dolphins Roster

Dolphins with fourth best under-25-year-old talent in NFL
Of course every NFL team would love to be comprised of nothing but capable veterans, but that is jus...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 8/9/17: Jay Cutler Impresses In First Practice - 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.

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Texans at Panthers preseason football TV schedule, online stream, game time, odds, more - The Phinsider
It’s football time! Tonight, Preseason Week 1 starts with the Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers. We have everything you need to watch tonight’s game.

The real reason I am excited about this Dolphins team - The Phinsider
Beyond star power, Miami Dolphins have a secret weapon no one talks about