Morning take: McKinnie a Philbin guy?

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Tuesday from around the web:

  • Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald writes new offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn’t fit the mold of head coach Joe Philbin.

Morning take: Philbin prefers players without checkered pasts, and McKinnie doesn’t fit that description. However, the Dolphins are desperate for pass protection and traded for McKinnie anyway.

  • Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel writes McKinnie, if healthy, can improve the Dolphins offensive line.

Morning take: Tyson Clabo allowed a team-high eight sacks in six games. If McKinnie can slow down the pass rush even just marginally better, that’s progress.

Morning take: The Dolphins’ defense played pretty well in Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. Fourteen of the Bills’ 23 points can be attributed to quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s pick-six and the big mistake on special teams.

  • Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post writes Dolphins players and coaches defend their play against Buffalo.

Morning take: I wrote last week that there are no excuses for losing to the Bills. The Dolphins have to accept that loss and move forward. They are playing bad football right now.