Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the web:
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post examines the previous 12 times the Dolphins started 3-0.
Morning take: Nine of those teams made the playoffs. This one has a good chance to be the 10th, but the Dolphins must avoid injuries and not have a letdown.
Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel says the Dolphins have big problems against the Saints.
Morning take: There are not a lot of matchups that favor Miami in this game. I’m going to hold my prediction until Friday, but I know where I’m leaning.
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald profiles Dolphins rookie Jamar Taylor, who is expected to make his NFL debut Monday.
Morning take: It’s been a long road for Taylor, who suffered a kidney issue before the draft and has worked his way back from various injuries. The second-round pick is getting healthy at the right time, with Miami’s secondary banged up.
Andy Kent of the Dolphins website says the team is getting ready for the Superdome in New Orleans.
Morning take: Miami got a good warm-up in Indianapolis two weeks ago. But Monday's environment will be louder, and the Dolphins have to counter it.