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The Splash Zone 11/11/17: Dolphins Midseason Report Card

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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The Dolphins are halfway through their season and it is going by so fast. The team was expecting big things this season but the team is just mediocre right now. The Dolphins still believe they can make it to the postseason but they have to find consistency first.

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

Miami Dolphins midseason report card reflects mediocre team | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins midseason report card reflects average to below average grades for an average to below average team.


Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Thursday before Panthers game | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Adam Gase said Thursday: • Ja'Wuan James is not a groin. Won't say if it's a hamstring. He'll know something more in the next few hours. • It's nothing Jarvis Landry is doing wrong that his yards per catch is down. They're trying to stay in third and manageable.


Dolphins Offense

What Miami Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said before Panthers game | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Here is some of what Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday: • Kenyan Drake's fumble was a huge play and a swing the team cannot have. They're better off with two backs working. They want to get Senorise Perry in a bit.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Adam Gase took extra time to evaluate Jay Cutler. What did he find? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Adam Gase had an extra day this week and an extra day last week, due to Thursday and Monday night games, to do some self-evaluation of himself and every player on offense. Jay Cutler is currently ranked 8th in the AFC in passer rating, which is somewhat surprisingly not terrible.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Mike Pouncey on how he felt after first back-to-back practices of 2017 | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey participated in back-to-back practices for the first time this season. For the first eight game weeks, Pouncey rested on Thursday, after practicing on Wednesday.

Ja’Wuan James injury: Dolphins move on to Jesse Davis at right tackle | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Jesse Davis has worked all over the offensive line for the Dolphins this year, but he’s about to find a semi-permanent home. With Ted Larsen coming back at left guard and the team possibly going without right tackle Ja’Wuan James for an extended time, Davis has moved from guard to...

Miami Dolphins sign Zach Thomas! (Sorry, but he’s an OT who never heard of that other guy) | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — For years, Dolphins fans have wished the team could just land another Zach Thomas. This week, they have. Just don’t expect him to make many tackles.


Dolphins Defense

What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Friday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins' defense is in a rut after opponents piled up 95 points and 946 yards over the last three games, a sharp spike from what teams were getting against them the first five games.

Miami Dolphins' vulnerability against tight ends a major concern | Miami Herald
Sunday’s game against Oakland exposed a potential problem that leaves the Dolphins in a vulnerable spot the rest of the season. Plus, notes on Dolphins’ running back and offensive line situations.


Dolphins Secondary

With suspension over, T.J. McDonald ready to make mark on Dolphins defense | FOX Sports
Safety T.J. McDonald expected to start in his Miami Dolphins debut Monday night at Carolina.


Dolphins at Panthers

Dolphins at Panthers: How the teams match up ahead of Week 10 game | The Daily Dolphin
How do the Miami Dolphins (4-4) and Carolina Panthers (6-3) match up for Monday night’s NFL Week 10 tilt at Bank of America Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball…   Miami total offense (31st in NFL) vs. Carolina total defense (1st in NFL) Miami scoring offense (32nd) vs.


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Five Players That Will Decide Dolphins vs. Panthers - The Phinsider
Two teams, seemingly headed in different directions, square off Monday night in what will be the Dolphins’ third consecutive prime time game

Dolphins RT Ja’Wuan James could miss remainder of the season - The Phinsider
In what appears to be the story of the Miami Dolphins 2017 season, the injury bug has once again struck, this time sidelining starting right tackle Ja’Wuan James for significant time. Per NFL...