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The Splash Zone 9/23/17: How Do The Dolphins And Jets Match Up?

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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.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins will be taking on the New York Jets this Sunday and by all means, this should be an easy win for the Dolphins. Miami seems to have the edge in everything, but they can’t let this become a trap game. But knowing Adam Gase, he won’t let his players get too overconfident on Sunday.

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

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets: How do they match up in Week 3? | The Daily Dolphin
How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday's NFL Week 3 tilt at MetLife Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (17th in NFL) vs.


Dolphins at Jets

Miami Dolphins Friday post-practice updates | The Daily Dolphin
After finishing their last practice of the week today, it looks like the Dolphins will go into Sunday's game against the Jets mostly intact. There's one exception: Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is unlikely to play because of an ankle injury he suffered against the Chargers.


Dolphins Running Backs

Kenyan Drake embraces role on Dolphins kickoff and punt coverage | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Kenyan Drake is a dynamic, explosive playmaker who averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 30.5 yards per kickoff return as a Miami Dolphins rookie.

Jay Ajayi ready to go despite knee injury - AFC East- ESPN
Jay Ajayi (knee) missed two practices this week but did take part in Friday's walkthrough and is hopeful he can go on Sunday against the Jets.

The steps in the ongoing relationship between Jay Ajayi and the Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
What we see is that Jay Ajayi was the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL last season and he did a lot of that work by simply breaking tackles or treating contact like a nuisance. That’s what we care about. That’s the bottom line.


Dolphins Defensive Line

2017 Miami Dolphins captains: Ndamukong Suh moved by team picking him | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Dolphins star Ndamukong Suh isn't as heartless as he might seem. Over his three years with Miami, he's gradually warmed up to his new teammates and grown into a leader.


Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins’ Kiko Alonso Raising Money For Hurricane Relief « CBS Miami
As victims continue to pick up the pieces following two deadly hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic, the Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso is tackling the challenge of recovery.

Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—It’s been a bizarre start to the season for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s likely no one on the team has experienced more of a whirlwind few weeks than linebacker Justin March-Lillard.


Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke challenges secondary to challenge receivers | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke timed it. Going over film of the Dolphins’ 19-17 victory over the Chargers, he saw how quarterback Philip Rivers averaged a shade over two seconds before releasing passes.


Dolphins Special Teams

Dolphins' Denney among those who voted to reelect DeMaurice Smith | Miami Herald
Dolphins long snapper John Denney isn’t just the team’s union rep. He’s also a member of the committee that selects the NFLPA executive director.

Bobby McCain was ready to block Chargers’ game-winning field goal | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The field goal attempt that would’ve spoiled the Dolphins’ season opener wasn’t just a choke by Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo. Koo pushed a centered, 44-yard field goal wide right with five seconds left in Miami’s 19-17 win Sunday, and it appears Dolphins 5-foot-11 cornerback B...


Dolphins Roster

Six Miami Dolphins rookies describe game ‘I’m going to remember the rest of my life’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — For six members of the Dolphins, last weekend wasn’t just a dramatic opening start to the season, but a start to their NFL careers. Six rookies shook off jitters and helped the Dolphins defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 19-17.

Miami Dolphins' Suh on life as introvert; Tannenbaum's thoughts | Miami Herald
Ndamukong Suh discusses the challenges he faces of being a leader when his inclination is sometimes to keep to himself.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

What’s Your Favorite Video of Jets Misery: Mark Sanchez’s Butt Fumble or Bryce Petty’s Near Dismemberment? - The Phinsider
I like making fun of the Jets. It helps when they suck, too.

Dolphins at Jets insider preview: Todd Bowles’ hot seat, Jamal Adams and Marcus May - The Phinsider
It is time for our five questions preview of the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets.

Five Players That Will Decide Dolphins vs. Jets - The Phinsider
The Dolphins travel north to face a division rival in the New York Jets this weekend. Find out the five players who will play a large role in determining the outcome of the game

Miami Dolphins 'Unlikely' to have Rey Maualuga Available on Sunday - The Phinsider
James Walker of ESPN provides an update on the status of linebacker Rey Maualuga.

Miami Dolphins Provide Injury Updates on Key Offensive Players. - The Phinsider
The Dolphins discuss the Week 3 statuses of Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi, and DeVante Parker.