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The Splash Zone 9/5/17: Dolphins Season Opener Could Be Moved

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With the approaching threat of Hurricane Irma, the Dolphins could be forced to move their season opener date. There are two options, either play earlier (maybe a Friday game) or play during again later in the season, during their scheduled bye week. Moving the game to an earlier date sounds like a better option as I’m sure the league doesn’t want both teams playing 16 straight games.

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

Hurricane Irma could force Dolphins to move up (or even back) season opener | Miami Herald
As the forecast becomes more and more ominous, team, league and local officials have a small window to determine a course of action.


Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Return trip to playoffs tougher for Adam Gase
The Miami Dolphins are starting to climb up there with the big boys now.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Jay Cutler “fresh and excited” for Miami Dolphins debut | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Jay Cutler signed with the Dolphins less than a month ago and completed only eight passes in preseason. He sat out the preseason finale against Minnesota. So is he ready for the opener vs. Tampa Bay? “I feel good,” coach Adam Gase said Monday.

Kelly: With Gase as his play-caller once again, Dolphins looking for Cutler to thrive in this offense | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins hoping quarterback Jay Cutler’s reunion with coach Adam Gase leads to Miami’s first back-to-back playoff appearance since the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

Jay Cutler ‘ready to go’ but Miami Dolphins have multiple other unresolved issues before season-opener | Miami Herald
We don’t know when the Dolphins are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of Hurricane Irma.

Dolphins' Jay Cutler has checkered past vs. Buccaneers - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Jay Cutler's most recent game against the Buccaneers was not pretty. This time, Cutler has a talented offense led by Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi.


Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins' Maualuga says he's ready to play; Dolphins notes from locker-room | Miami Herald
Rey Maualuga says he worked himself into playing shape. Plus, the new Dolphins kicker wanted Dolphins scores to pop on his phone before ever becoming a Dolphin.


Dolphins Roster

Five undrafted Miami Dolphins rookies share joyous tales of how they beat the odds | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Nearly 10 percent of the Dolphins’ 53-man roster consists of rookies who weren’t considered among the 253 best rookies in the country, because they weren’t drafted.


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