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The Splash Zone 12/15/17: Why Tyrod Taylor Starting Is A Problem For Miami

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Tyrod Taylor has had some of his best games against the Miami Dolphins. He currently holds a 121.2 passer rating against Miami and has yet to throw an interception to an opposing Dolphin defender. Taylor had a knee issue last week, but is healed up, and is always a threat to move the chains with his legs. The Dolphins had a great blueprint to deal with the New England Patriots and hopefully Matt Burke can dial up some more tricks against the Buffalo Bills.

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

Why the likely return of Bills QB Tyrod Taylor can be a problem for Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — While word that Tyrod Taylor's knee is healing and he's expected to start Sunday should clear up the Bills’ quarterback situation in the minds of the Dolphins, it’s not necessarily good news for Miami.

Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Thursday (Bills week) | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins are riding high after beating the Patriots on Monday Night Football, but as coach Adam Gase said, that won't really matter if they crumble in Sunday's game at Buffalo. It'll be a tough game in many regards, the first of which being that the Bills are actually decent.

Miami Dolphins: How Adam Gase crushed play design and calls vs. Pats | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Points are up, mistakes are down and creativity is in. Adam Gase has the Miami Dolphins offense pointed in the right direction, and he deserves some props.

Dolphins Offense

What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins' offense is suddenly scoring. After a start to the season that had coach Adam Gase referring to it as "garbage," the offense has averaged 31 points, 365 yards and 14 first downs over the past two games.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler will talk 2018 after the season | Miami Herald
Jay Cutler looked nothing like a quarterback playing the final games of his career Monday. But he’s noncommittal about anything beyond this season.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins want to re-sign leading receiver Jarvis Landry | Miami Herald
After many months of testing Jarvis Landry to see if he would meet certain expectations, the Miami Dolphins have decided they want to keep him long term.

Dolphins Defense

What Dolphins DC Matt Burke was thinking during this amazing photo | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Matt Burke's left fist is clenched. His eyes are intense and focused. And he's howling with emotion. And wow, what a beard Burke boasts.

What Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke said Thursday before Bills game | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday: • Ndamukong Suh played every single snap. It's because of the way he prepares. They didn't allow a lot of long drives. We never felt we had to roll him out of there.

Dolphins Special Teams

In an instant, Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas made right call to seal victory | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi has a list and checks it twice every week. He knows nearly all the items on that list will come up about once a decade, but he also knows that failure to check it can make the Dolphins look stupid.

Dolphins at Bills

DEVELOPING: Miami Dolphins injury news involving key players | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Several key Miami Dolphins players have returned to practice, at least on a limited basis, on Thursday. Those players include: cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (shoulder/ankle), running back Damien Williams (shoulder), guard Jermon Bushrod (foot) and quarterback Matt Moore (foot).

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