Friday, May 15, 2009

Some Tins Come In Bits and Pieces

  • According to Drew Rosenhaus, this is the year Yeremiah Bell will make the Pro-Bowl. While I expect Bell to play at a high level as he did last year, I think the insertion of Gibril Wilson, combined with more trust in Tyrone Culver, and the youngblood, Chris Clemons, I can't help but feel that Bell with get fewer snaps (I think that's the goal of the Trifecta, for every position, sharing the workload to help prevent injuries and to keep everyone fresher and faster) and thus reduce his stats which plays the biggest part in pro-bowl voters minds. Of course, if the shake-ups eventually lead to him getting 7 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles, then who cares how many tackles he ends up with, right?
  • Not Dolphins-related but considering he was one of my top 2 Miami 2010 Draft targets, and would've been one of my targets this year had he come out, I had to mention this. Boston College star linebacker, Mark Herzlich, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. So while this probably means a sudden and shocking end to his NFL career before it even started, the harder pill to swallow is that this cancer, which only affects 250 people annually in the US, can be fatal 20% to 30% of the time. I wish him all the best as he will have to undergo chemotherapy and thus will likely lose a significant aspect of his self, which is to say his athleticism.
  • Plaxico Burress is apparently in talks with at least two NFL teams according to his agent. I'd bet good money that one of those teams is actually the Giants trying to get some of their money back. The other team is likely the NY Jets.
  • Former Dolphin kicker, Jay Feely is obsessed with Mike Vick. They started out in the NFL as rookies together in Atlanta and their lockers were next to each other for four years. In those four years, despite considering Vick a good friend, they never hung out outside of football. And now he regrets not being there to mentor Vick into becoming a man. He also blames all of Vicks actions on his circle of friends. Last time I checked, the most important factor in 'becoming a man' was to take ownership/responsibility for your actions, not to blame them on something else. Another Feely-ism, his blog profile photo is of him holding up a big fish on a boat and he's wearing a NY Giants sweatshirt. Bet the Jets love that.
  • We talked about the new Madden 2010 game here but I kind of glossed over the new 'pro-tak' technology because I didn't really know what it was, but this video pretty much explains it in its simplest terms. There's even a couple of plays with Ronnie Brown in it.
  • And finally, back to Jason Taylor and what he'll be doing in June (I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried): click here.

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