The Pro-Bowl had more excitement to it with 34 non-voted roster spots than anyone might have expected. It’s over now, as is all the controversy surrounding the game being played in Miami a week before the Super Bowl…which of course is in Miami. Here are some of the Monday Morning QB ramblings for the day.
“Put a ring on it”
Last night while many watched the Pro-Bowl and my son and I watched ESPN’s Winter X games, others tuned in to watch Beyonce’ take home 6 Grammy awards…the most by any female on one night in the history of the 52 year old event. Not surprising her hit song “Put a ring on it” led the way.
Perhaps that is what Rex Ryan was trying to say when he flashed his finger to a group of Miami Dolphins fans who approached him. Rex has been anything but quiet in his first year as an HC and it’s befitting that he is with the NY Jets. Still, all his talk and smack couldn’t put a ring on his finger. Nor could he manage one single victory against the Miami Dolphins. Yeah, Rex, your number 1.
Ryan has since apologized for his actions saying he was sorry to the Jets organization and his players, and the NFL, and NFL fans everywhere…not so much to the Miami fans who he also verbally told to “go Eff themselves”.
Yeremiah Bell played in his first Pro-Bowl along with Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter. Carp missed a 40 yard field goal but made several others on a night that saw the AFC put up 41 points…of course the NFC put up 34. Still, Bell made a good showing in his first post-season honor game. He almost came down with 2 interceptions.
How bad was this last decade? The NFL announced their “All-Decade” team and the Dolphins placed 3 players on it. Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas, and Joey Porter. I say bad because in 10 years the Dolphins best performer is in his 13th season, their second best is out of the NFL, and Joey Porter got in more as a Pittsburgh Steeler. Hardly a ringing endorsement considering all the other players that sped through Miami. Of course they did in fact speed through.
CBA news. Roger Goodell has said that it almost a certainty that the 2010 season will be an uncapped year. Given the fact that the league new year is one month away…it’s of little surprise. What happens after that is a different story.
Many fans really don’t care if there is a cap or not considering they would love to see the Dolphins throw some money out there without restriction but remember, the stand-off could easily end the 2011 season before it ever gets underway. In addition, if a new CBA is ratified and teams throw huge amounts of money at players, that new CBA could hold a cap structure that would mean any amounts owed after the 2010 season could be under cap restraint. Buyer beware.