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Morning take: Blame Stephen Ross?

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

  • Is Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to blame for the current state of the team?

Morning take: Ross wants to win and is willing to spend to do it. However, Ross has now hired a head coach (Joe Philbin) and general manager (Dennis Hickey) on his own, and this pair must work under Ross' watch.

Morning take: It’s a solid duo of young starter Ryan Tannehill and veteran backup Matt Moore. However, Tannehill can no longer be inconsistent in Year 3 if he wants to be the long-term solution.

Morning take: The NFL Network reported this week that it is possible, but I do not see it. There are too many people in Miami’s locker room who would not agree with the idea, and there is no reason to risk that chemistry.

Morning take: Regardless of the headlines Sam made this week, the Dolphins do not have a need for a defensive end. That is one position where Miami is deepest with players such as Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon, Dion Jordan and Derrick Shelby.