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Morning take: Dolphins at combine

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

  • Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel says the pressure is on the Dolphins at the combine.

Morning take: Miami got little from its draft class in 2013 and cannot afford another repeat. The Dolphins and new general manager Dennis Hickey must nail this draft, and it starts this week in Indianapolis.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins flew trainer Kevin O’Neill to Indianapolis only to fire him.

Morning take: That sounds about right for the Dolphins. O'Neill screwed up, as shown in the Wells report, but he has a solid reputation otherwise. Miami could have communicated the firing better.

  • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes the time is right for the Dolphins to hire Dan Marino.

Morning take: The Dolphins have an image problem. Marino is arguably the most popular player in franchise history and he’s available. So it makes sense. But what would his role be?

  • Dolphins great Jason Taylor tells 790 The Ticket in Miami that the bullying scandal should’ve never made it that far.

Morning take: It was an overall systemic failure for the Dolphins. Some were aware and didn’t report it. Some were unaware and should have been. Neither is good.