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This is the second of a three-part series reviewing what the rest of the AFC East did during the offseason. The Miami Dolphins flirted with joining several other teams, including two in their division, in the franchise-quarterback gold rush of 2018. Instead, they're putting their faith in Ryan Tannehill's recovery from a knee injury that sidelined him all last season…

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A Buffalo Bills victory wasn't enough. Not only did they have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but the Bills also needed help from at least one other team, maybe two, to end the longest active playoff skid in North American big-league sports. In addition, the Baltimore Ravens had to lose. If not that, then the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans had to…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said earlier this week that Jay Cutler will start the regular season finale and that he did not see any reason why Cutler would not remain in the game. However, a Friday report from the Miami Herald, citing sources, indicates that the Dolphins might spell Cutler with backup David Fales at some point. The report notes that the Dolphins want to ge…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase press conference  (It didn’t look like T Laremy Tunsil was doing much today. Do you not expect him to play?) – “We’ll just wait to see. Not practicing all week, that’s probably not a great sign.” (Would G/T Zach Sterup be the next guy up?) – “I think that’s the only guy we’ve got left.” (I know G/T Zach Sterup has gotten some time when you…

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Miami's 3-level flood pattern Coach Adam Gase's Miami offense is good at attacking zone defenses with three-level flood patterns, both to the sidelines and on crossers over the middle. This was a first-down pass for 19 yards against a Carolina three-deep zone defense in Week 10. DeVante Parker (11) cleared out deep. Kenny Stills ran a short out. Jarvis Landry (14) ran t…

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The Miami Dolphins don't have playoff hopes at stake Sunday against the Bills, but coach Adam Gase said he intends to play whomever is healthy and that quarterback Jay Cutler will start. Asked if his plan was for Cutler to play the entire game, Gase said, “We’ll see how the game goes. Jay hasn’t done anything to come out. There’s no reason for him to come out of the gam…

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Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase What are the challenges facing a team just two weeks after you already did? – “Well, since it’s the second time we’ve done it, it really … I have no problem with it. For me, you’re able to take at least some things that you might have liked that you already repped and be able to bring that back to where your guys still kind of remembe…

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LeSean McCoy didn't tell his teammates beforehand. Even four days after the fact, his eyes darted around the Buffalo Bills' locker room. He whispered. "I didn't say anything to the guys," McCoy murmured Thursday as if revealing covert data, "but mentally I knew I was going to have a solid game." McCoy's secret wouldn't keep that Sunday afternoon: He obviously love…

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Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase likes to run receiver screens, and he has a dangerous weapon to execute them in Jarvis Landry. It's an extended handoff, and even if it doesn't get big yards, Landry has the elusiveness to turn it into a positive gain. It's often a run-pass option for the quarterback. Miami ran receiver screens for 11 and 14 yards at Buffalo last year.…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase spoke to the South Florida media on Thursday via conference call. Here is what he said: (You’ve given your team a couple of days off here, what’s the message at 6-7 and how do you guard against having a letdown after such a morale-boosting win on Monday night?) – “What we did this week is this is kind of like our Monday night (game) schedule. We…

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Consider Kenyan Drake's emergence for the Miami Dolphins this month as the umpteenth example of why running backs should not be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Dolphins pulled the plug six weeks ago on Jay Ajayi, trading him to Philadelphia after a disappointing first half to the 2017 season, despite the fact he rushed for 1,272 yards last year. As Bil…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase has worked for the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears so he is familiar with games in cold temperatures. Miami comes to Buffalo on Sunday with cold temperatures and some snow expected. It is December, after all. So how does Gase plan to deal with the cold? “Just mindset,” he told reporters in Florida on Tuesday, according to the Palm Beach P…

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The Miami Dolphins don’t seem to get much respect in Western New York. All the Bills fans I talk to scoff at the Fish, even though they went 10-6 last year and beat the Bills twice. Now Ryan Tannehill is injured. Bills fans are premature to chalk up wins over Miami. Coach Adam Gase was impressive in his first season at the helm last year and has more weapons than Sean M…

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Jilted by their quarterback, their head coach and the executive they wanted to hire, the Buffalo Bills are moving forward. The Bills have begun the process of finding their next coach. General Manager Doug Whaley, seemingly on the verge of having his role marginalized if former GM Bill Polian returned, is organizing the search. Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula will be i…