The Dolphins and Hall of Famer Dan Marino have agreed that he will join the organization as an advisor, according to a source.
Marino, 53 in September, will report to owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel. An announcement is expected next week.
Marino has attended practice each of the past two weeks and was at the Dolphins 25-20 victory over Dallas this evening. He has been in talks with the team about joining its ranks in some capacity for over two years but seriously since April.
On other matters, I just got back from the locker room and here are some reactions:
Coach Joe Philbin on the performance of the first-team offense:
"I thnk we moved the football well, but when you turn the ball over in the red zone one time and close to the red zone another time it's difficult."
Philbin on Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for 64 yards on 10 carries:
"I thought he ran the ball well. I thought his vision was very good. He broke a couple of tackles which is a positive thing. So all indications are he ran well."
Philbin on starting quarteback Ryan Tannehill:
"I thought he played well overall. And I'm sure he'd say the same thing, down there when you're in scoring position against Cover 2, you can't turn the ball over when you're about to get some points. I thought he managed the game well. He was seeing the field. I thought he had good command."
Tannehill on the offense:
"We didn't score points. That's what we're out there to do. I threw an interception down in the red zone. You can't have that. We had our chances. I thought we ran the ball effectively. It's good to see Knowshon [Moreno] out there running hard ... We ran the ball well. I'm happy to see that. But we have to finish drives."
Tannehill on his interception:
"It was Cover 2. I saw it. It was a stupid decision, stupid throw. I had Jarvis [Landry] wide open underneath. I should have gone with the checkdown."
Tannehill on missing a deep throw to Mike Wallace that would have resulted in TD:
"He did the right thing. He did exactly like we talk about in practice. He widened back to his landmark. I did the wrong thing because I threw to his inside release. I have to trust he's going to get back to his landmark just like we practiced and put it out there for him. Bad landmark on my part."
The Dolphins are going to be looking for a kicker tomorrow. John Potter injured his hip in the first half. Caleb Sturgis continues to deal with a groin injury. Not good.
Reserve LG Billy Turner left the locker room wearing a walking boot on his left leg. He is dealing with a foot injury.