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The Splash Zone 8/19/17: Davon Godchaux Keeps Impressing

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.

Jordan Phillips was supposed to be the answer at defensive tackle. But Davon Godchaux had something to say about that. The rookie has been starting next to Ndamukong Suh and has played some impressive football in the team’s first two preseason games. Not much was expected of Godchaux this season, but the rookie may be set up to be a big contributor this coming season.

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

Miami Dolphins’ Davon Godchaux is what Jordan Phillips was supposed to be | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — It says something about Davon Godchaux that the day he came home from basketball practice and found his home riddled with bullets, he still could find a positive. “I saw that, I said, ‘Man, it’s crazy. God blessed me not to be here,’ ” Godchaux said.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

The faster Jay Cutler ran Miami Dolphins’ offense, the better the results | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — This isn’t to make excuses, because in the NFL, nobody has much use for them. Besides, there can be no excusing a performance that nets seven points and 120 total yards.

Even with quarterback change, Dolphins signal commitment to no-huddle offense | Miami Herald
The Dolphins had hoped Ryan Tannehill would run a no-huddle offense this year. That won’t happen, but a change in quarterbacks might not mean a change in plans.

Miami Dolphins: upcoming Philly trip good time to bond with Jay Cutler | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — Jay Cutler has been to Philadelphia at least twice, leading the Bears to a victory in 2011 and taking five sacks in a bad loss to the Eagles in 2013. So perhaps Cutler has seen the Liberty Bell or the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cutler! Cutler!).

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Jay Cutler: Miami Dolphins' DeVante Parker 'a faster Alshon Jeffery' - AFC East- ESPN
New Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler said that receiver DeVante Parker has tools reminiscent of his former Bears teammate -- but with even more speed.

Dolphins Linebackers

What to expect: Miami Dolphins approach to adding a MLB | Miami Herald
A lot has been made about the Miami Dolphins bringing in big-name (meaning recognizable) middle linebacker options in recent days to fill the vacancy created by rookie Raekwon McMillan’s season-ending knee injury.

Dolphins Secondary

‘Um, I just took it’: Miami Dolphins’ Cordrea Tankersley takes ball and goes home | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — This is the kind of story that can’t be properly told today, because rest assured, it will be infinitely better five or 10 years from now.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 8/18/17: Dolphins Lose To Ravens 31 - 7 - 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.

PFF Rewards Cordrea Tankersley's Performance Despite Dolphins Defeat - The Phinsider
Miami's rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley took home Pro Football Focus' top grade from the Dolphins' performance against the Ravens.

Was Davon Godchaux Miami’s Steal of the Draft? - The Phinsider
And, did I call it?

Dolphins planning to fix disappointing field - The Phinsider
During Thursday night’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Miami Dolphins’ home field was anything but an advantage. The grass itself simply did not work, with huge divots appearing...