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The Splash Zone 8/11/17: Dolphins Defeat Falcons 23 - 20

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.

The Miami Dolphins are going to be Super Bowl bound after their win against the Atlanta Falcons last night. Alright, maybe we won’t go that far. But we finally have some football to talk about, even if it is only the preseason.

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

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins preseason, Game recap, Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017 | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler cost Stephen Ross ‘a lot of money,’ the Dolphins’ owner said Thursday. We didn’t see Cutler in the preseason opener, but how did Miami’s supporting cast fare?

Falcons At Dolphins

Five instant takeways: Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins held off the Atlanta Falcons 23-20 in both teams' 2017 preseason debuts on Thursday night. Here are five super-quick takeaways from the Fins' perspective. Encouraging signs from Charles Harris; but major concern for Raekwon McMillan.

Miami Dolphins: Raekwon McMillan injury continues ugly August
There are rookies trying to make an impression as special-teams demons and then there is Raekwon McM...

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler battles critics, diabetes | Miami Herald
Newly signed Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler, a phenom from Santa Claus, Ind., has battled diabetes and critics much of his career. His former teammates and coaches say he is misunderstood.

Everything’s on hold for Miami Dolphins as they wait on QB Jay Cutler | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS—The preseason opener was even emptier than usual for the Dolphins on Thursday, and their 23-20 win over Atlanta was little more than another few hours in their wait for Jay Cutler.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: Miami was “lucky” to get Jay Cutler | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS--All things considered, the Dolphins did well to get someone of Jay Cutler's stature on such short notice. That he happened to be available and happened to have history with Adam Gase made it an even better break for Miami.

Ryan Tannehill taking time to address torn ACL but wise move is to have reconstructive surgery | Miami Herald
The question that looms is how Ryan Tannehill will manage his latest ACL injury. Will he do the safe, more orthodox thing and have reconstructive surgery? Or is he going to try to return to the non-surgical therapy route he followed last season that included stem cell treatment and a lot of hard rehabilitation.

Could Jay Cutler bring ‘electricity’ to Miami Dolphins? Analyst thinks so | The Daily Dolphin
Electricity? Now that Jay Cutler has arrived, did somebody really say electricity is included in the package? Actually, somebody did. NFL Network analyst Heath Evans appears intrigued by the Dolphins having to move from the injured Ryan Tannehill to Cutler at quarterback.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills has a unique tradition at training camp | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — After a two-hour workout in 90-plus-degree heat, nobody asks why Dolphins players make a beeline for their air-conditioned locker room and a cold shower. But you have to ask why one Dolphin never does that.

Dolphins Tight Ends

MarQueis Gray gives fans a look at his unique pregame ritual
Every player has their own pregame ritual, and however bizarre or outlandish it may be, it works for...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

NFL Preseason TV schedule and online stream - Week 1 Thursday night August 10 - The Phinsider
The NFL preseason gets into full swing tonight with a slate of seven games, picking up after last night’s Preseason Week 1 opener between the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers. The first week of...

Is Jordan Phillips a Miami Dolphins Draft Bust? - The Phinsider
5th round rookie Davon Godchaux has been taking 1st team reps for several practices. High-stakes motivational tactic for Phillips or is the writing on the wall?

90-in-90: Miami Dolphins roster breakdowns, DT Davon Godchaux - The Phinsider
A look into the Miami Dolphins roster heading into the 2017 season with today’s focus on DT Davon Godchaux

Falcons at Dolphins Preseason Week 1 - Miami roster by name and number - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins hit the field for the first time this year tonight when they host the Atlanta Falcons in a Preseason Week 1 contest. Both teams will be playing deep into their roster tonight,...

Luke Falk’s game isn’t sexy, but effective - The Phinsider
The senior quarterback enters a crucial year for his draft stock.

Falcons at Dolphins Preseason Week 1 - Atlanta roster by name and number - The Phinsider
Preseason Week 1 kicks offs for the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons tonight with a showdown in South Florida. Since it is Week 1 f the preseason, this game will likely feature little action from...

Sizing Up The Dolphins' Offense With Cutler - The Phinsider
With the seismic change, the Miami Dolphins have experienced at quarterback during the past week, it's reasonable to assume that head coach Adam Gase and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen...

Falcons at Dolphins final score and immediate reactions - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons have completed their Preseason Week 1 matchup with the Dolphins coming away with a 23-20 victory.

Of course, the final score of a preseason game means nothing...