Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories on “Reaction Monday” from around the web:
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald tries to explain the Dolphins’ puzzling second half in a 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
Morning take: New England is a veteran team that turned it up a couple notches and the Dolphins weren’t ready in the second half. The Patriots scored 24 unanswered points to let Miami know who is the better team.
Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel says the Dolphins were outcoached and outplayed.
Morning take: That was certainly true in the second half. However, Miami was the team with most of the answers early when taking a 17-3 lead. The Dolphins simply couldn’t sustain for four quarters.
Sports Illustrated reports Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was given a subpoena after the game in the Aaron Hernandez investigation.
Morning take: Pouncey is a former college teammate of Hernandez and brought unnecessary attention to himself by wearing a “Free Hernandez” hat last summer. Now, police want to talk to Miami's center.
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post says the Dolphins’ offensive line played well for a half.
Morning take: The running game and pass protection improved early with the addition of new left tackle Bryant McKinnie. But Miami got predictable in the second half and that led to six quarterback sacks.