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The Splash Zone 9/22/17: Starting Linebackers May Be The Same As Last Week

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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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After the Lawrence Timmons debacle, the team had to quickly decided who was going to take his place against the Chargers. Chase Allen got the start, though he wasn’t bad, he was rarely on the field. Kiko Alonso was already a starter and Mike Hull was tasked with taking over for Raekwon McMillan. The Dolphins recently acquire Stephone Anthony, but look for Allen, Alonso, and Hull to be the starters again.

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

Dolphins likely to employ makeshift LB trio of Hull, Alonso and Allen again vs. Jets - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins appear likely to use the lightly-regarded :LB trio of Kiko Alonso, Mike Hull and Chase Allen again this week when they visit the New York Jets.


Adam Gase

Why Adam Gase was bad at calling plays during parts of game last week against the Chargers | Miami Herald
It was before practice Thursday and Dolphins coach Adam Gase was still beating himself up over his play-calling in the season-opener.


Dolphins Offense

What Miami Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
Here's some of what Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said before the Jets game: • A key for the week is listening to Jay Cutler better. There are too many questions being asked of Cutler. The team needs to get lined up quicker. They are still learning Cutler.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Starting at quarterback for the New York Jets ... Jay Cutler? | Miami Herald
The one team that could have derailed today’s Miami Dolphins before the season ever began? The New York Jets.

Jay Cutler says Adam Gase has ‘an aggressive nature at heart.’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — It turns out there are parts of the Miami Dolphins offensive scheme that suit Jay Cutler better than the offensive scheme he and Adam Gase ran in Chicago. But there is something about Gase that hasn't changed, and Cutler likes it.

Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler does things ‘you can’t teach.’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — There is a play Jay Cutler made in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win at the Los Angeles Chargers that my colleague thinks I'm a bit obsessed about.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills to Adam Gase: Speed it up with play calls, please | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Receiver Kenny Stills has a suggestion for getting the Dolphins’ offense in gear. And it starts with coach Adam Gase getting in quarterback Jay Cutler’s ear — quickly. “Honestly, we’ve just got to get the plays in faster,” Stills said.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Dolphins TE MarQueis Gray “still top dog” if needed as 3rd quarterback | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins are taking a bit of a gamble this season by rolling with two quarterbacks on the active roster, especially when those are two of the oldest players on the team. If Jay Cutler and Matt Moore go down, Miami’s next option is tight end MarQueis Gray or receiver Jarvis Landry.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins: How Ja’Wuan James overpowered, dominated Chargers | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The tape is beautiful to watch, if you are an offensive line coach. There is Ja'Wuan James, the Miami Dolphins right tackle, doing everything right against Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, two of the premier pass rushers in the NFL.


Dolphins Defense

What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The overall defensive numbers from the Dolphins' 19-17 win over the Chargers last weekend were pretty solid. Miami held them to a reasonable 367 yards, limited them to three red zone trips and kept their time of possession to 26:38.


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh sticks up for Lawrence Timmons | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—If Lawrence Timmons intends to return to the Dolphins, Ndamukong Suh is a good guy to have on his side. Suh, a newly named team captain, was one of several players to express support for Timmons as he remains on indefinite suspension.

Dolphins' Phillips in walking boot Thursday, misses second straight practice | Miami Herald
Jordan Phillips is in a walking boot — a troublesome development for the third-year defensive tackle who hurt his ankle against the Chargers.


Dolphins Linebackers

Linebacker Anthony had 'no clue' Saints were trying to trade him | Miami Herald
Stephone Anthony was all about looking forward Wednesday. New team. New defense. New city. But will his old problems from New Orleans resurface?

Images of Maria-wrecked Puerto Rico 'devastating' to Alonso | Miami Herald
Pictures of Hurricane Irma are ‘devastating’ to Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, whose father grew up in Puerto Rico.

When will Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring) be ready? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins signed Rey Maualuga more than a month ago, but have yet to reap the benefit. Maualuga missed practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, after missing Miami's first game, at the L.A. Chargers.

Miami Dolphins turn Lawrence Timmons matter over to Mike Tannenbaum | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Lawrence Timmons’ future with the Dolphins — if there is one — is in the hands of Mike Tannenbaum for the time being. Coach Adam Gase might make the final call on whether Timmons ever plays for Miami, but Gase said he’s focused on preparing for Sunday’s Jets game and has t...


Dolphins Special Teams

AC in the AM: A Hometown Kid Getting His Kicks
You want a great movie script? You want the irony of all ironies? Try kicking this one around.

What Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
What Dolphins associate head coach and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said. Says people remember Cody Parkey for the miss vs. Miami, but he believes Parkey had just met his holder and snapper and that was a factor.


Dolphins at Jets

First-place Miami Dolphins must sweep the bumbling New York Jets - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The excuses preceding Miami's season opener are gone, and if the Dolphins hope to be a playoff team, two wins this season against the Jets are a must.

Miami Dolphins waiting on Tunsil, address Parker and other issues | Miami Herald
The Dolphins have high hopes for Laremy Tunsil but admitted he hasn’t quite yet reached expectations.


Dolphins 2017 Season

Dolphins don't just think they're going to win close games; they believe it | Miami Herald
Since Week 3 of last year, the Dolphins have played nine games decided by seven points or fewer. Amazingly, they have won all nine.


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