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The Splash Zone 10/13/21: Defenders Not Living Up To Standards

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The Dolphins offense has been on a struggle bus since the season started, which we expected ups and downs with the unit. We did not expect the Dolphins top unit from last year to be one of the worst in the league. The defense has not had a good start to the year as opposing offense are just picking it apart. Granted they’ve faced the likes of Tom Brady and Josh Allen, who lead two of the top offenses in the league, but couldn’t rattle a rookie QB in week 1 or slow down a hobbled Carson Wentz. Thankfully the schedule is easing up a bit, so hopefully there is a small chance this defense can get it together.

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

Key Miami Dolphins’ veteran defenders not playing up to standards | Miami Herald
A look at some of the Dolphins’ key defensive players who are not playing up to past levels. The Dolphins’ defense ranks among the worst in football.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins designate Tua Tagovailoa for return from IR - ProFootballTalk
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said on Monday that he hoped that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be ready to go for their Week Six game against the Jaguars in London and the team took a step to clear the path back to the starting lineup.

Dolphins Coaching Staff

Top News Miami Dolphins Coordinators Speak Ahead of Week 6 Jacksonville Jaguars
Highlights from Dolphins Co-Offensive Coordinator George Godsey, Defensive Coordinator Josh Boyer and Special Teams Coordinator Danny Crossman’s Monday media availability

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins News 10/12/21: Brian Flores “Concerned” About Dolphins Defense - 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.

Week 5 AFC East Recap: Bills atop the conference, Jets come up short in London - The Phinsider
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2021 NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Arizona Cardinals hold on to top spot after 17-10 win over San Francisco 49ers - The Phinsider
Unfortunately, the once undefeated Miami Dolphins continue their downward spiral into mediocrity.

Miami Dolphins sign wide receiver Travis Fulgham to practice squad - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins made a minor roster move Tuesday afternoon when the team signed veteran wide receiver Travis Fulgham to the team’s practice squad.

The former sixth-round pick of the 2019 NFL...

Week 5 Dolphins Rookie Report Card: O-line shuffling pays dividends, Phillips flashes again - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins had five selections in the first three rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, meaning the team has several rookies who are in line to be key contributors this season. Each week of the...