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The Splash Zone 9/20/17: Cody Parkey Is A Clutch Performer

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.

Miami Dolphins v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The new kid in town quickly made a name for himself on Sunday. After the preseason was finished, the Dolphins made the surprising move of replacing Andrew Franks with Cody Parkey. No one saw it coming and people mocked that Parkey helped the Dolphins beat the Browns last season. But that was last year. Parkey was the hero of the game on Sunday when he kicked the winning 54 yard field goal.

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

Dolphins’ Cody Parkey nominated for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performe
Cody Parkey showed why he was the better choice at kicker over Andrew Franks on Sunday.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Gase's history shows little interest in excuses
Tough to figure the personal dynamics of an NFL locker room.

Dolphins vs. Chargers: Adam Gase made the biggest mistake of NFL Week 2 -
Gase nearly cost the Dolphins a win by gifting the Chargers a free timeout, but his decision might not have been without merit.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

While not perfect, Cutler more than good enough for Dolphins in opener | Miami Herald
It’s early in the Jay Cutler Experiment, but so far, so good. The Dolphins are 1-0, and Cutler is playing exciting, efficient football.

Dolphins Linebackers

Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins – ProFootballTalk
Two years after taking him in the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints are moving on from linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony has been traded from New Orleans to Miami for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick, the teams announced today.

Miami Dolphins suspend linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely | Miami Herald
Dolphins coach Adam Gase will not say if or when the linebacker will be welcomed back to the team.

Miami Dolphins: Frank Bush is coach charged with patching LB problems | Dave's Digital Domain
At a time like this, with the Lawrence Timmons situation up in the air and the Miami Dolphins scrambling to fill out its linebacker corps with unheralded players, it pays to know who is running that beleaguered position group.

Dolphins Special Teams

Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey is living the hometown dream - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Cody Parkey hit the winning field goal for Miami on Sunday. Pretty sweet for a guy that was a die-hard Dolphins fan, growing up in Palm Beach County.

Dolphins 2017 Season

Miami Dolphins achieve feat we hadn't seen in a while; Dolphins notes | Miami Herald
Miami’s run defense Sunday was very encouraging.

Week 1 PFF grades (Mando insight): Suh, Two Jays great; Hull, Tunsil, Howard struggle | Miami Herald
For several years now, I’ve joined with to provide you with their grades (along with my insights and opinions) on the previous week’s game a couple of days after that game is played. This year the partnership continues.

The tape don’t lie: Miami Dolphins at L.A. Chargers, a review | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins coach Adam Gase says, “The tape don’t lie.” So each week, I’ll give the game tape a closer look. Here are some things I noticed: Jay Cutler to DeVante Parker can be improvisational, imaginative and extraordinary.

Dolphins climb to No. 14 in USA Today’s Week 3 NFL power ranking
The Miami Dolphins moved up six spots in USA Today’s Week 3 NFL power rankings after defeating...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 9/19/17: Lawrence Timmons Wants To Play, But Future Uncertain - 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 Week 2 recap: AFC East standings - New York Jets, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills final scores - The Phinsider
A recap of the action that took place across the AFC East in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season.

NFL Power Rankings 2017 Week 1: Where do the Miami Dolphins start the year? - The Phinsider
The 2017 NFL season is reaching into Week 3 already, and the power rankings around the internet are starting to come in. Last week, I was unexpectedly traveling for work, so we missed the Week 2...

Dolphins workout Zaviar Gooden; Could Jelani Jenkins be on radar? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have worked out free agent linebacker Zaviar Gooden, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan. The Dolphins have limited depth at linebacker, a situation exacerbated by the...

Dolphins trade for LB Stephone Anthony from Saints - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony in a trade with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Tuesday. An undisclosed draft choice was sent to the Saints in return.