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Vontae Davis Arrested

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According to the University of Illinois’ paper (which is where Davis went to school), Vontae was arrested a couple weeks ago for, get this, unnecessary vehicular noise and driving without a valid license.

Seems like nothing to me. BUT the funny part of this one is the fact that there were “character issues” with Vontae going into the draft. Character issues that the Miami Dolphins chose to ignore when selecting him in the first-round. (more…)

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011It is being reported this morning that award winning singer Gloria Estefan is buying a small share of the ownership of the Miami Dolphins.

The current Dolphins majority owner is Stephen Ross. Ross made his fortune in real estate and completed the purchase of the Dolphins from Wayne Huizenga earlier this year for $1 billion.

Ross has ties to the Miami area. He attended Miami Beach High School and the University of Florida. He went on to earn degrees from Michigan Business School and Wayne State law school. The Michigan business school is now named after him. That’s pretty damn impressive. (more…)

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RexRyanLast week Rex Ryan had something to say in regards to an AFC East opponent; ”I don’t know this Channing Crowder.  All I know is that he’s all tatted up, so I guess I ought to be nervous about him. The other thing is I think he’s wrong because I do think you win in June. I think you win with your preparation and all that kind of stuff. If I was younger, I’d probably handle him myself.”

channing crowderYesterday Crowder rebutted; ”Oh, Lord have mercy. What’s wrong with him? Now he’s talking about preparation? We play them twice this year. If he wants to be prepared, shouldn’t he know the starting middle linebackers of his division rival? ‘He says he’d take care of me if he was younger? I’d have beat the hell out of that big old joker. Or if he really wants to get retro, my daddy or my uncle could have handled him. Don’t get big. Win with preparation? Start watching some tape and learn who your rival is. Come on now.”

I think Channing Crowder might have come out looking better in this exchange. Not to mention, we have seen Channing go head-to-head with larger men than even Rex Ryan. (more…)

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Jason-TaylorWhen asked about his year in Washington Taylor said, ”It felt like five years, to be honest.” He went on to say that his memories of his year away from South Beach will included ”injuries” and ”snow”.

“I don’t want to slight the Redskins in any way,” Taylor said. “There were a few guys I was close to on the team up there that knew where I was throughout the whole process from the minute I got on the plane to go to D.C. last year. I’ll leave it at that.”

”Everyone should know I’m not a left end; I’m not a five-technique left end, it’s just not what I do well,” Taylor said of the Redskins utilizing him on the opposite side of the line.

All-in-all it’s nice to know that Jason will be able to wear shirts like the one above again. Only on South Beach.

Jason Taylor happy to be a Miami Dolphin again [Miami Herald]

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jason taylor dancing with the stars

The 34 year old future hall of famer is set to sign a new deal with the Miami Dolphins reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Oddly enough there are really no solid facts in the Sun-Sentinel article posed by Ethan J. Skolnick shortly after noon today.

Armando Salguero has also posted this to his Dolphins Blog on the Miami Herald website:

I have confirmed that Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and agent Gary Wichard have been negotiating since early, early this morning and the sides are very, very close to announcing a deal. The deal is a one-year contract.

He loves consecutive adjectives and adverbs… (more…)

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atl@ ari

Atlanta 24, Arizona 30 but was it really ever that close?

I have always liked Arizona. Maybe it is out of pity or the fact that I am a fan of the Pittsburgh Panthers (Fitz) and Florida State Seminoles (Boldin).

However, I cannot stand this Arizona team. The first problem is Kurt Warner, not a very likable guy. Secondly, it is tough for me to cheer for a team that played so poorly the last 6 weeks of the regular season and had the division handed to them (see San Diego Chargers).

Regardless, they are moving on. How great is it to have that #1 seed in the NFC now? Giants f’d that one up pretty badly.

Also, how the heck did the Cardinal’s know the Falcons snap count ALL game and Atlanta just decided not to change anything they were doing. There was some giveaway that Arizona had on lock.

ind @ sd

The second half was disturbingly ugly in this one. How ugly? The Charger’s punter was awarded the horse trailer player of the game or whatever NBC calls it now.

bal @ mia

No surprise here or so I thought. I watched the end of NFL Sunday Countdown, the ESPN pregame show, and half the analyst’s picked Miami. I was shocked.

This team is going to be hard to beat. Pennington and the ‘Phins had the fewest turnovers in any regular season this year; an amazing accomplishment. Still, the Ravens made them look pedestrian in their ball security.

phi @ min

Philly 26, Minnesota 14 and if not for Adrian Peterson’s 40 yeard TD run in the 2nd it would not have even been that close. A cause for concern could be the amount of field goals that Philly had to settle for but than again the Viking defense is formidable. Aker’s would have put up a 17 point fantasy day (a 50 yarder, 2 40’s, 1 30 and an extra point)–so they have that going for them.

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These Wild Card Weekend match-ups are nothing short of great and all of the road teams are actually favored.

atl @ ari

Atlanta has a good passing game as well as a very good running game. On the other hand, Arizona has only a productive passing attack. At the same time, Arizona (6-2) has been good at home while Atlanta (4-4) has struggled on the road.

It comes down to Michael Turner and the Falcons running game; if they can run the ball than they can control the clock and keep the ball out of Warner’s hands.

Both of these defenses are pretty bad. The key point is that Atlanta tends to give up fewer points even though they allow more yards.

Pick: Atlanta

ind @ sd

These are two extraordinarily hot teams. The Chargers have won 4 straight while the Colts are on a 9-0 run.

Initially I was all over the Colts in this one (really against anyone). Now that I have had a week to think about it, it is way harder than I first thought.

Still I think this one will go down differently than last years playoff showdown. All the Chargers “match-up” well against the Colts talk should be used by Tony Dungy to further motivate his team this week.

Pick: Indy

bal @ mia

Yes, the Ravens handed it to the ‘Phins back in Week 7. What people are forgetting it that this is a much different Miami team now. That being said; I’m taking Baltimore. Chad Penning is Chad Pennington. The Ravens defense is the Ravens defense. On this wildcatcard weekend Pennington will fall back off the wagon.

Pick: Baltimore

phi @ min

I like to think that this is an easy call; Philly. However, it might not be. I believe that the Eagles defense will handle the Vikings offense (especially passing wise).  However, a key is the Eagles willingness and ability to run the football. Minnesota is the best team in the league against the rush. The Eagles tend to get into trouble when they shy away from the rush.

I cannot have faith in Tavaris Jackson however. And I think that is the biggest key.

This is what Michael Silver had to say about this game:

Expect Gus Frerotte to go in for a struggling Tarvaris Jackson. Philly looked great vs. the Cowboys, but the Eagles are one of the league’s most inconsistent teams. Jared Allen validates the Vikes’ trade for him by hounding Donovan McNabb all day.

And he did pick the Vikings although it barely reads as that being the case. I just can’t pick a team that has nothing to offer at quarterback.

Pick: Philly

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