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The Splash Zone 8/31/17: The Plan For The Dolphins O-Line

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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 looks as though the Dolphins will use the plug-in-the-guard strategy this year as nobody is quite sure who will start at left guard. Ted Larsen was slated to be the starter until he tore his right bicep which led people to believe Kraig Urbik would start. Well, he got injured too. The spot is up for grabs between Anthony Steen and Jesse Davis, two underwhelming prospects.

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

The Miami Dolphins’ plan for OL heading into the final preseason game and roster cuts | Miami Herald
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Adam Gase

Dolphins' Gase is a late-to-bed, late-to-rise coach | Miami Herald
Most NFL coaches get in before the paper arrives. Not Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins. He says he’s most productive when after rest of the world has gone to sleep.

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase explains the Jay Cutler he trusts | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The final preseason practice of the Miami Dolphins season is complete and coach Adam Gase can breathe a sigh of relief as he takes a quiet moment to explain the trust he has in quarterback Jay Cutler.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins plan at WR heading into the final preseason game and roster cuts | Miami Herald
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Dolphins Preseason

Chase Allen, Storm Johnson live life on edge of Miami Dolphins roster | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — There isn't a Miami Dolphins player with more tackles in the preseason than Chase Allen. But Allen has no idea how strong his chance is to make the final 53-man roster. Allen figures to play a lot in Thursday's preseason finale at Minnesota. And then he'll wait.

Miami Dolphins seem to love the drama | Miami Herald
So far in 2017, drama has defined the Dolphins. They’ve dealt with injuries to key players in training camp and brought in controversial Jay Cutler out of retirement to be their starting quarterback. But what Miami can’t have is another slow start to the season.

Buccaneers’ defense offers Dolphins opportunity at an ideal start | The Daily Dolphin
Though the preseason has yet to wrap up for the Miami Dolphins, games that count are right around the corner. And Miami’s Week 1 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could help the team get off on the right foot.

10 questions facing the 2017 Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
Last year was fun for the Miami Dolphins. Will this year be the same? Only if these questions have the right answers.


Fantasy Football

Fantasy Fins: Which Miami Dolphins are worth a fantasy football pick? | The Daily Dolphin
As the NFL regular season approaches, fantasy football is ramping up and draft day is approaching in leagues around the world. Last year, Jay Ajayi came largely out of nowhere to storm up fantasy leaderboards to become one of the most productive, most highly coveted running backs in the leagu...


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