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Cameron Wake, Jake Long named to start Pro Bowl

Cameron Wake's improbable rise from undrafted and unwanted to CFL castoff to CFL star to the Miami Dolphins has taken a wonderful turn to Hawaii.

"It's truly an honor," Wake said.

Wake has just been named a starting outside linebacker on the 2011 AFC Pro Bowl team. He starts alongside Pittsburgh's James Harrison.

Jake Long, a Pro Bowl selection his first two NFL seasons, has turned the hat trick. He is in his third Pro Bowl and also was named the starter.

The interesting thing is Long made the Pro Bowl despite dealing with knee and shoulder injuries. He said he must consider those before playing the game, but "definitely" wants to play in the game.

"I had some up and down games and haven't played at my best sometimes," Long said. "...But I kept my high level of play even with some bumps and bruises."

No other Miami Dolphin is in the Pro Bowl.

Kicker Dan Carpenter, the Dolphins offense most of the year, is not in. Neither is receiver Brandon Marshall or punter Brandon Fields.

I asked Wake how he celebrates his first Pro Bowl selection -- for a game that will be played on his birthday.

"I'm a diet so I don't know if a steak is going to happen tonight. I don't drink so that's out of the question. And we got practice tomorrow early so I don't know what I'll do outside of take a deep breath for a minute and let it soak in. I'm going to be early and be back at the facility at 6 a.m. tomorrow. We still got a game to play so my concentration is going there."

The Patriots, with the NFL's best record at 13-2, led all teams with six Pro Bowl picks. They have six picks in the first three rounds of next year's NFL draft and three picks in the first 33 selections. 

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Congratulations to Long and Wake. Well deserved by both. Especially happy for Wake.

I was worried that Wake Might not make it. Good to hear he is getting the credit he deserves as well as Long.

Conrgatulations to Wake and Long. Both very deserving! I'm assuming that Long will pass and get his shoulder taken care of.

Good for them

Well deserved! They earned it! I would like to have seen Carpenter in there as well, shame, he definitely won games for us!

Hey Mando why don't you call and ask Brady or Belichick out on a date? Your a good looking man and obviously have a HUGE crush on everything Patriots so go for it man! Just think, maybe you will hit it off with one of them and then you can get a job in New England covering the team you so obviously love. Good luck buddy.

The Patriots, with the NFL's best record at 13-2, led all teams with six Pro Bowl picks. They have six picks in the first three rounds of next year's NFL draft and three picks in the first 33 selections

This is what makes me sick! They're the number 1 seed and supposed to be "rebuilding." On draft day GMs trip over themselves to trade away more picks to the Patriots. I remember 2 years ago, the Titians gave them 2 picks for a TE that didn't make the team!

Ripp,
The leader in sacks always makes it

Denny, u made me go back and read the blog again. Where in the blog dies Mew England come up? You obviously are doing heavy drugs cause u are far out there. Thks for visiting and making shyt up in ur mind. You can now go back to ur pipe.

Bobbyd12, seriously? Lol

CONGRATS BOYS!!!!!!!

NEW ENGLAN LOOKING FOR THE YELLOW EYES .

1-RADAY WILL NOT START VS MIAMI
2-THEY WILL HAVE TO WIN ONLY 2 GAMES AND REAH THE SUPER BOWL.
3-MOST MIDGETS WILL HAVE THE DAY OFF VS MIAMI .


4-NO TALK WHAT'S EVER ABOUT ANY THING BOT THE NEXT GAME .


THE YELLOW EYES

NO crowder ,no fasano .

ALoco, i am thrilled Raday is not playing against Miami. I would be more excited if I knew WTF u are talking about. No Raday WhooHoo

Wake and Jake....definitely the cream of the Dolphins crop.

Carpenter had an unbelievable year with the exception of one game.

sorry bobbyd ,i meant brady .

Brady back up for pro bowl;

rivers
p.manning.

M.Vick back upfor pro bowl;
mat ryan
brees

Thought Brandon Fields had a good shot at making it to.

i wish crowder was there to provide dumb jokes .

Both Crowder and Henne missed? Not even alternatives?

Of course Jake will never see the field in Hawaii, he will have surgery the day after this season is over. The exclamation point is Wake though. I remember so many fans upset about JT leaving. Miss JT now?

LAST YEAR IN CLOSING UP THE YEAR ,THE NEW ENGLAND WR WES WELKER TORE UP HIS LEFT KNEE RIGHT BEFORE THE PLAYOFFS .


NOW BRADY WILL SIT THIS ONE OUT AND NOT RISK IT .

VINCE WILFORK WILL SIT THIS ONE OUT ON SUNDAY ALSO WITH WES WELKER AND THE OTHER MIDGET WOODHEAD .

Watching the Eagles Vikes game...3rd and long and they passed...bizarre, never seen that before.

I AM NOT GOING TO SAY WHERE I GOT THIS INFO;;;;;;;;;

TONY SPARANO WILL STAY FOR ANOTHER YEAR AFTER AGREEING W/MR ROSS ON FEW CHANGES TO BE MADE ;

1-LET HENNING RETIRE GRACFULY OR TERMINATE HIM
2- DRAFT A QB IN THE FIRST ROUND W/TARGETING MALLET


MR ROSS LOOKED AT 2 TEAMS W/SAME THING DOLPHIN HAS

1-SAINTS W/COACH AN FORMER COWBOYS ASS W/SPARNO HAS SAME RECORD GOING INTO HIS 4 YEAR.

2-CHI HAD SAME ISSUES AS SPARANO LAST YEAR BUT CAME BACK AFTER CLEANING HIS STAFF AND HIRE NEW FEW PEOPLE AND BOTH ARE IN THE PLAYOFF PICTURE THIS YEAR .


MR ROSS GAVE THE LIGHT FOR SPARANO TO START WORKING ON THE CHANGES .

THE CHI COACH HAS CAME BACK THIS YEAR AND CLEANED UP HIS STAFF AND HIRED NEW PEOPLE AND THEY ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR .

Aloco is just stating the obvious - he got that info from the same place he got gruden to UM, Rodgers retiring with brain damage, and flying saucers are helping other teams beat us...deep inside his noodle.

DUH, GRUDEN CALLED IN TH UM FOR THE JOB THEN HE BACKED OUT ,THE UM CONFIRMED THAT STORY TO SHOW GURDEN IS PHONY .GRUDEN WANTED MEDIA TO TALK ABOUT B/C HE KNEW SF'S JOB WILL BE OPEN .


AS FOR THIS STORY ,I COULD BE WRONG BUT I AM 97 PERCENT I AM SURE IT ACCURATE .

Aloco did you see Aliens? Are you sure one of those pods didn't attach to your face? What is your source? The CIA or Fox Gossip Weekly? Or do you have some secret source that you can't reveal? Wow that is heavy dude.

ANOTHER CLUE FOR SPARANO AND IRELAND STATYING.........

30 MINUTES AGO DOLPHINS HAS SIGNED 2 PLAYERS ,OFFENSIVE LINEMAN ALLEN BARBE AND LINEMAN MIKE REVIERA.


RELEASED ............WR KEVIN CURTIS AND OFFENSIVE LINEMAN ERIC GICHRIC..................WHY WOULD THEY ALLOW SPARANO AND IRLEND TO SIGN AND RELEASE AT WILL NOW ?

well , i try to pass what i have ,not to annoy any one .

Maybe because he is still the HC and nothing has been decided yet. Until its decided there will be a season in 2011, not likely anyone is getting fired. It makes no sense according to 99% of the pundits.

I surprised no one has yet said anything about the news, they found a New "White Spot" growing in Saturn's Northern Hemisphere.... Must be Chem-trails from Alien space ships being released to kill all of the Saturnites.

I also heard a really good reply from a "Science Reporter" when asked why they started saying Global warming was making the Earth Hotter.... Then Colder.... Now its causing Change... The guy asked the reporter "What would have to happen for you NOT to believe in Global Warming caused by Human beings?".... She stated... "Why should we even ask that?... Why not just err on the side of caution? Why not just except it and move forward? AAAAAhhhh Yes.... Liberal thinking at its best.

Great Job Jake and Cam... Hope you enjoy the trip, enjoy it well, then come back and see if we can get a few other guys in with you next year.

Are there any Odds on Henne making the Pro Bowl next season?

I would be his biggest fan... but I'll bet the odds are long....

My bet is that Sparano lasts until Thanksgiving 2011. Henne will be the QB too. Once we are officially out of the playoffs, Sparano will be whacked.

Henne Pro Bowl? That's some serious dreaming. If I'm going to dream that far, I got better things to dream about. Henne will start 0-3 next year and finish the season on the bench.

Congratulations to the Trifecta for Wake! Just like a high first round pick.

no one thanks ireland for bringin wake here or draftin the rock long.

Congratulations to Wake and Long I think Carpenter and Field also deserve to be there

No one thanks ireland, sparano, parcels for two years in a row without a winning record. They are batting about .083 on personnel, few good picks and the rest ordinary. Belichek got more quality players last year than the trio did in 3 years.

ALoco, is your source ESPN's Chris Mortensen? I just wonder what quality OC they can find if the HC and FO give him only one year to make this offense playoff caliber.

We can all predict they'll draft a QB in the first round (Mallett?) and bring in a stop gap vet QB to compete with Henne while the new QB learns the ropes.

LA, NO espn but re Mallett ,it would very tough to get to him even we can trade up.i just don't see any team willing to pass on him or luck.may be ireland will find a way .

darryl.....
I'm sure you know that Henne to the pro bowl" comment was tongue-in-cheek sarcasm all the way?
The only way Chad Henne makes the Pro Bowl next year is if there is an NFL Lockout and Henne is the only NFL QB who crosses the picket line and everyone Else's QB is from Guatemala.....
Even then... I would want to know who was playing QB for New England... Belechick can pick Guatemalan players also... I'm sure of it!!!!

dayrl, belichick draft picks all look good b/c of brady ,if brady isn't there . all these midgets and the rest would look normal .

find me a QB has this one number like brady....34 TD and 4 INT ONE of them is a hale marry .

Derek, those Guatemalans may only be 5'3" but they can jump high and swat down Hennes passes.

Brady makes the Statue of Liberty look like a good route runner.

Guatemala is rich country w/it's coffee and rice pudding .

Aloco...

Well said... well said indeed. You drop a Great QB into the Dolphins right now, and don't change 1 thing aside from getting healthy, (That includes keeping Henning) and I'd bet they make a play-off run.

I franchise level QB makes all the teams sins so much less visible and so much less important. It is the great equalizer and the great divider all at once... have a mediocre team and a great QB... You'll be fine. Have a great Team and a crappy QB... Your screwed.

Have a Mediocre QB and a Mediocre team... your mediocre right down the line... Bottom line, this is a QB driven league, to deny that is to deny your future.

derek.......... best post i read for long time.it's simple you said it's the QB '

THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T SIGN A GUY FOR 10 MILLION A YEAR ?

INSTEAD YOU GET 2 MIDGETS AND VERY TALL TE AND 3 AVERAGE WR WHO NEVER DPL A BALL.AND ALL TOTAL 4 MILLION

WHO NEVER DROPS A BALL

congrats wake and long. Well deserved

Shula had Griese Strock and Marino. How is it, how can it be, that the following 5 regimes, including many star coaches (JJ, Saban, Parcells) have not adequately addressed the most important position on the team? It boggles the mind. Mind boggling.

derek,
you drop a great QB on most teams they become a playoff contender. I mean put brady on the raiders and they'll be in the playoffs next year. The question is where are you gonna find that QB?

it takes some amount of luck and risk. Shula got lucky with marino. Parcells didn't want to take the risk with Ryan.

Aloco... I started drinking a brand of Coffee out of Peru... It is very good. Very Rich, Dark but doesn't taste Burnt or Bitter. It is a Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and is grown in Peru but the beans are cultivated in Ethiopia.
In the 80's I used to really dig Peruvian Flake stimulants... But that got more expensive then a Cup -O- Joe after a while...(:^D)

Vontae Davis should be a pro bowler

I prefer to stick to the more natural stimulants from Peru, las senoritas. Very rich but never tast burnt or bitter, and 100% organic fair trade grown and raised in the high Peruvian hills.

Boulderfinfan.... You said it...!

That is the $100 statement... Want this coaching staff to answer the most important question that Ross could possibly ask...?

First you need the question.... Here it is......

"What do you and Mr.Sparano plan to do about the QB situation on the Miami Dolphins Football team Mr. Ireland? What is you plan? What is the back up, and its back up... and when do you plan to start working on the project?"

0X80... is 100% right.... How in Gods name can any team continue to overlook the most important position on the team? No one say's its easy... but its NOT impossible and the proof is in front of you every week.

Until a Head Coach and Manager gave me an answer to this question... and I believed him, there is no way in hell I allow any other FA or draft decisions to be made without consulting a source that CAN answer the question.

Great Coaches don't get lucky, they earn it.

"Hale Marry" (posted by ALoco)
Ha...best laugh I've had in weeks, bro.

is your info REALLY correct regarding Kevin Curtis?
Why would we drop him?
Strange and stranger.
Mr. ALoco...I'd love some of whatever you're having!
Happy New Year, friend!

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