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The Splash Zone 2/1/20: Can Dolphins Replicate 49ers Blueprint?

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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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Three years ago, Kyle Shanahan took over the head coaching duties for the San Francisco 49ers. Halfway through the season, the team traded for Jimmy Garoppolo and found their starting quarterback. The 49ers ended up with a 6-10 record, but ended the season on a great note as they won 5 straight games. They didn’t do well last year either as Garoppolo had to miss most of the 2018 season and the team ended 4-12. Fast forward to now and after building through the draft and making smart free agent signings, the 49ers have managed to make it to the Super Bowl. The Dolphins are in a very similar situation and it’s up to Brian Flores and Chris Grier to get this team in the right direction.

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

Schad: 49ers went from Stinky to Super in 3 years; Miami Dolphins can too - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Super Bowl LIV: The Dolphins should take inspiration from San Francisco, which went from four wins to the Super Bowl


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick confirms he’ll play in 2020 – ProFootballTalk
Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't definitive about his 2020 plans late in the regular season, but said that he didn't expect a difficult decision about playing another year. That decision has been made. Fitzpatrick told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that he plans to play a 16th season.


Dolphins Offseason

Super Bowl Will Leave Lasting Impact For South Florida
The Dolphins, NFL and Nike teamed up to renovate football fields and parks in Miami.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to keep playing - The Phinsider
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Frank Gore would ‘love’ a return to Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
For one of his fifteen NFL seasons, the running back with the third-most rushing yards in league history called the Miami Dolphins his team. Frank Gore, who played for Miami in 2018 before spending...

NFL Mock Draft Season Positional Report - The Miami Dolphins Secondary - The Phinsider
A reverse look at the importance of what is needed for the Miami Dolphins this April