Miami Shafted In Pro-Bowl

Yes the system is a flawed one.  Today the NFL announced it’s pro-bowl selections and the Miami Dolphins landed 2 players on that list.  Ronnie Brown and Joey Porter.  Porter is the only starter.  Oddly absent from the list are two others who deservedly should have been on it.  Join me tonight at tonight starting at 8PM Eastern time to hear more on the PB rosters and the shaft that Miami took.

At tackle, the Dolphins’ Jake Long was not voted on instead losing to Cleveland Browns 2nd year left tackle Joe Thomas and Buffalo Tackle Jason Peters.  Both of whom, and especially Thomas, have had bad years.  Jake Long was the leading fan vote getter at the position.  Of the Dolphins who looked to be going to the PB, Long was the biggest surprise not to make it, in my opinion.  Long has been exceptional as a rookie LT and displayed far more consistency than the two that made it as starters.  Michael Roos of Tennessee is the backup.

Dan Carpenter who has been nominated and named Special Teams player of the week twice and ST Player of the Month once was also beaten out by NE kicker Stephen Gostkowski.  Carpenter also lead fan voting when those polls ended last week.  Gostkowski has made 30 of 33 attempts this season while Carpenter has only attempted 23 field goals.

Another name that brought some interest from local media and fans was Chad Pennington who was also absent from the roster as Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Jay Cutler took the 3 openings.

 Still, hats off to Ronnie Brown for his first trip to Hawaii and Porter for his first with Miami.

In other Pro-Bowl news, congratulations to Wes Welker for making his first pro-bowl.  Welker and the above mentioned Gostkowski are the ONLY New England Patriots who made the pro-bowl.

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  • shed dawg mike

    Favre over Pennington is a bit of a joke I think.  If you look at the numbers, Chad is having a better season, and no doubt, he has exceeded all expectations of success.

    Favre going to NY made them immediate contenders yet here we are 2 games away from winning the division!

    I don’t know if I agree that Jake Long should be in the pro bowl but I am pretty happy with his play.  No doubt he will be a fixture for us and a fixure at LT in the pro bowl for a long time to come.  I think Clady may have had a better rookie season than Jake, but I think Jake will be the better over the long haul.  The guy is such a beast…can’t wait to see him next year when the whole #1 pick pressure and rookie learning is over.  Next year he will enter the season as an NFL vet with solid LT starting experience and should only get better!

  • robert

    i told u guys they made the pro bowl i also felt that jake long should have made before any of those other crappy left tackle. but we will make them pay in the playoffs.!!!

  • Butler

    How Peters won is beyond my comprehension. He wasn’t even on top of fan voting, which means players and coaches think hes absolutely amazing which he hasn’t been this season.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey don’t feel bad dolphin fans. remember last year when we here in dallas sent 13 to the bowl? what did it get us? personally i’m glad we only sent 4 this year. it’s more of a popularity vote any way, so i could care less. i don’t even watch it. the players don’t want to play in the game, and it is meaningless. the only thing the players look for out of it is contract negotiations! that is sad. so the best news i can give you guys is look at it this way. you guys turned it around and you got a shot at the playoffs. i see it in dallas that with all the superstars we got on our squad, at least we are starting to play like a team instead of a bunch of overpaid football players on the field together at one time. that really is what the probowl is

  • Brian Miller

    Dave:  Your definately right about it being a popularity contest.  The entire thing has zero credibility anymore other than as you said, contract negotiations.  It’s just a shame that deserving people can’t get voted in.