Miami morning take: Opposing QBs

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

Morning take: It starts Sunday with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. If Miami can beat Luck on the road, that would be a major statement. Atlanta's Matt Ryan, New Orleans' Drew Brees and Baltimore's Joe Flacco are slated to follow.

  • Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald takes a look at the Dolphins' move to take Thursdays off.

Morning take: It remains to be seen how long this sticks. But Dolphins coach Joe Philbin stumbled onto the idea last year during Thanksgiving. He liked having his players fresh for Sunday and is trying the practice out to start this season.

  • Judy Battista from NFL.com addresses whether the New England Patriots are in trouble in the AFC East.

Morning take: The Patriots didn’t look like their usually dominant selves in a narrow victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. That could help the Dolphins in the long run -- but I think New England will be a better team in the second half of the year.

Morning take: Wheeler started his career with the Colts before going to the Oakland Raiders and then the Dolphins. Wheeler has good speed and should play fast in the dome of Lucas Oil Stadium.