Here are the top Miami Dolphins stories Tuesday from around the web:
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says the Dolphins (3-1) proved they are not elite in a 38-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints (4-0).
Morning take: The gap was pretty wide between the Saints and Dolphins on Monday night. Miami isn’t an elite team. But we are going to find out how good the Dolphins are next week coming off a loss.
Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel explains how Saints running back Darren Sproles exploited weaknesses in the Dolphins’ defense.
Morning take: Sproles caught seven passes for 114 yards and two total touchdowns. He was the player the Dolphins couldn’t solve and had a huge impact.
Brian Briggane of the Palm Beach Post says Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill showed his inexperience.
Morning take: Four turnovers is way too much on the road. Tannehill tried to force things and put the team on his shoulders, but that didn’t work.
Andy Kent of the Dolphins team site writes return specialist Marcus Thigpen showed a new dimension.
Morning take: Thigpen was one of the few bright spots for Miami. He earned more reps at running back and showed some explosiveness. The Dolphins certainly need more explosive plays from their running backs.