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The Splash Zone 11/29/17: Coaching Among Reasons For Team’s Sloppiness

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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This team has been an absolute dumpster fire this season. I guess you can only do so much after losing a handful of starters in training camp due to injures. There just seems to be way too many miscommunications and blown assignments. The coaching staff will be interesting to monitor this offseason as there may be some changes.

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

Miami Dolphins coaching failures a reason for team's struggles | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins coaching staff has also been responsible for the team poor 4-7 record this NFL season.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins | Drake has a month to prove he is a starter | Miami Herald
The rest of the Dolphins season should be all about evaluation. And running back — most specifically, Kenyan Drake —should be at the top of the list.

Injuries leave Miami Dolphins thin at running back - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins are in a bind at running back, but it could be a great opportunity for Kenyan Drake to step forward and show what he can do.

Dolphins Defensive Line

William Hayes on injured reserve; is his Miami Dolphins career over? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — One of the few bright spots for the Dolphins this season is ending on a down note. The Dolphins placed defensive end William Hayes on injured reserve Tuesday because of a back injury, ending his season and perhaps also his Dolphins career. The move was expected.

Dolphins 2017 Season

NFL 2017 Week 13 Power Rankings - where every team ranks No. 1 - Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams top our board
The Patriots are rolling. The Steelers aren't far behind. And the Rams keep climbing. Here's how all 32 teams stack up, with a look at the stat where each team leads -- or comes close to leading -- the league.

Miami Dolphins are NFL’s sloppiest team during five-game losing streak | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—From Adam Gase down to the players, the Dolphins have spent the last five weeks talking about cleaning up their mistakes. It’s been just talk. Miami lost its fifth straight game Sunday at New England, and the turnovers and penalties during this stretch have been staggering.

The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, a review | The Daily Dolphin
If I'm mad, imagine how mad Adam Gase is. I get paid to write about this trash and Gase is paid to fix it and he hasn't been able to yet. It's hard to say if he'll be able to fix anything before the season is over, but it appears a reset is needed. A do-over. A restart. A mulligan.

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The Splash Zone 11/28/17: Damien Williams Suffers Dislocated Shoulder - 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.

ESPN: Evaluating The Dolphins’ Dwindling Playoff Hopes - The Phinsider
Bill Barnwell discusses the Miami Dolphins while ranking playoff hopefuls.