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.
Andy Kent of the Dolphins team site writes the defense is picking up steam.
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.