Miami morning take: 'Brotherhood' defense

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

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald takes a look at the Dolphins' defense, which has nicknamed themselves "The Brotherhood."

Morning take: It’s a terrific mix of veterans and depth at various positions. Miami finally has playmakers on defense and it is showing in the first two games. The biggest test to date comes Sunday against the high-powered Atlanta Falcons.

  • Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes the Dolphins are excelling at halftime adjustments.

Morning take: Two games is a small sample, but the Dolphins are outscoring opponents 24-6 in the second half. That means Miami is doing something right coming out of the locker room.

  • Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel reports starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson's status for Sunday is uncertain.

Morning take: Patterson has battled a groin injury the past two weeks and missed the game against Indianapolis. He was downgraded on Thursday, which doesn’t look good.

  • Peter Schrager of Fox Sports give Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill credit for Miami’s 2-0 start.

Morning take: Tannehill’s growth is the biggest reason the Dolphins appear ready to take the next step. He’s not the best player on the team. However, improved play at the quarterback position raises the game of everyone else around Tannehill.