Friday, September 26, 2008
National Football League
Porter was selected from among five finalists by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The other finalists were defensive end John Abraham of the Atlanta Falcons, defensive end Juqua Parker of the Philadelphia Eagles, linebacker D.J. Williams of the Denver Broncos and cornerback Antoine Winfield of the Minnesota Vikings.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
NFL.COM VOTERS SELECT
CHARGERS QB PHILIP RIVERS & DOLPHINS RB RONNIE BROWN
AS WEEK 3 FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Players' Cities Each Receive $1,000 Donation For Local Safe Kids Efforts
Quarterback PHILIP RIVERS of the San Diego Chargers and running back RONNIE BROWN of the Miami Dolphins are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on September 21 - 22, the NFL announced today.
Philip Rivers completed 19 of 25 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 48 - 29 win over the New York Jets. Rivers constantly put the Chargers in good field position allowing them to score at least one touchdown every quarter in their first win of the season.
Ronnie Brown scored four rushing touchdowns including a 62-yard fourth-quarter run in the Dolphins' 38 – 13 win over the New England Patriots. Brown totaled 113 yards on 17 carries and also completed a 19-yard touchdown pass.
Rivers and Brown were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks JASON CAMPBELL of the Washington Redskins and BRIAN GRIESE of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and running backs FRED TAYLOR of the Jacksonville Jaguars and MICHAEL TURNER of the Atlanta Falcons.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $1,000 donation in the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in San Diego and Miami to support pedestrian safety efforts. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children. This season, FedEx plans to surpass the $1 million mark in terms of charity donations they have made to deliver safe kids through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards program.
During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII, FedEx plans to announce the 2008 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in Tampa Bay. FedEx will also make a special delivery for the Tampa Safe Kids chapter, as well as make a special donation in the winning players' names to Safe Kids USA.
FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air and Ground awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services, delivering safer kids in the process. With thousands of trucks out on the roads each day, FedEx is committed to improving pedestrian safety for children, by funding education programs and environmental improvements, from signage and crosswalks to pedestrian walkways near schools and playgrounds.
2008 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Wk. 1 Donovan McNabb, PHI Michael Turner, ATL
Wk .2 Aaron Rodgers, GB Darren McFadden, OAK
Wk. 3 Philip Rivers, SD Ronnie Brown, MIA
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[the editor's would like to apologize for Dave standing on a soap box again]
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Coach Sparano is a nominee for Motorola's Coach of the Week for Week 3. Sparano and the Dolphins earned their first win of the season and Sparano's first win as a head coach. The Dolphins ended their 11-game road losing streak and the Patriots 12-game home winning streak at Gillette Stadium by gaining a total 461 yards and controlling the ball for over 32 minutes. Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown had a hand in all five of Miami's touchdown, running for four and passing to TE Anthony Fasano for one 19-yard third-quarter score. The defense contributed to New England's biggest loss at home in seven seasons by causing two turnovers and limiting the Patriots to 216 total net yards. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=coaches to vote for Coach Sparano. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Brown is a nominee for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 3. Brown scored four rushing touchdowns including a 62-yard fourth quarter run in the Dolphins' 38 - 13 win over the New England Patriots. Brown totaled 117 yards on 17 carries and also completed a 19-yard touchdown pass. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-air-and-ground to vote for Brown. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET).
Porter is a nominee for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3. Porter recorded three sacks, a forced fumble, and six tackles (three for a loss) in the Dolphins' 38-13 win over the Patriots. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-defense to vote for Porter. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
Merling is a nominee for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 3. Merling made three tackles, had his first NFL sack for a loss of four yards and recovered a fumble in the Dolphins' 38-13 win over the Patriots. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=rookies to vote for Merling. Voting is now open, and will remain open until this Friday at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
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Monday, September 22, 2008
At least I held to my convictions. LOL
And my first thought was to rip Nick for going along with it. I think he's a bit of a jerk, anyway.
What counts here is that the blocking scheme will change a little to accomodate the motion, but the positioning won't change. Its all designed to confuse the defense. And boy did they ever!!!
And it can be run in either direction from the line play.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Meanwhile, David J Neal of the Herald dropped by for a visit to share some insights about the Dolphins this past Friday.
...and of course Kim Bokamper was on last week!
Check out our archives to listen in!
The opposing team is the Phillies, and there are a lot of their fans in attendance (big surprise, right?).
Many are noisy and rather obnoxious. ONe group of guys are sitting behind us, and they're not being particularly rude but its f-this and f-that, just loud enough to make one of them say 'hey you're being to loud, there are kids around.'
And then a family shows up with tickets to the seats they're occupying. Its not quite enough for someone to come up obviously looking for *their* seats, they have to wait to be asked to move. Then they complain about it 'we don't like Marlins fans. You guys come late to games.'
To me it sums up what sports fans have become. I pay a bunch of money, and there's silliness like that? C'mon.
The game wasn't bad, and for value, it might have been better than football. Though I'll admit I'm not much of a baseball fan...