Morning take: Big year for Joe Philbin

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

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes Dolphins coach Joe Philbin can no longer be “average Joe.”

Morning take: Another 8-8 season is not good enough for Philbin. He has playoff-caliber talent, and it is up to Philbin and his staff to get the most from his roster this year.

  • Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel writes the Dolphins targeted Kenny Stills as an ideal receiver for quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Morning take: Stills has a lot of skills that fit Miami’s offense. But the Dolphins must continue getting help around Tannehill in order for him to be successful.

  • Alain Poupart of the Dolphins team site writes Philbin is excited about Tannehill's development.

Morning take: Tannehill is coming off a career year, but what is the next step? Stats aside, Tannehill must win more games. He’s just 23-25 as a starter.

  • Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post writes backup quarterback Matt Moore believes the grass is green enough in Miami.

Morning take: Moore had other opportunities but chose to stay with the Dolphins for another year. He wants to compete for a starting job but wasn't able to find a better fit outside Miami.