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The Splash Zone 10/11/22: Time For Concern With The Dolphins Defense?

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The Miami Dolphins defense was considered to be the strongest unit on the team after getting back to their aggressive ways last season. Nothing much changed over the offseason besides adding Melvin Ingram and retaining most of their free agents. Josh Boyer was brought back as the defensive coordinator, so hopes were high for this unit. But through five games, this unit has been anything but solid. Perhaps the injuries to Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are playing a part in the game planning. But either way, the Dolphins defense is giving up way too many yards and points. The pieces are there for this to be a top unit in the league.

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

Insight into how the Dolphins’ defense has become among worst in league statistically
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Mike McDaniel

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Dolphins Quarterbacks

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Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel - Too early to name QB vs. Vikings
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Dolphins at Jets

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Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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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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