Four Phins Lead Pro-Bowl Voting

T.J. MorrillCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2008

The Miami Dolphins as we all know are making a tremendous comeback off of last year's abysmal performance. Multiplying their win total by seven, thus far, and looking to possibly get a playoff spot. Last year I believe Jason Taylor got voted to the pro bowl but didn't play so last year not a single Phin was even in the pro bowl, let alone a starter.

At the moment four Miami Dolphins lead the polls at their respective positions. Jake Long is leading the league at tackle. Often times a lineman gets no recognition, but Long really has been impressive this season, he doesn't allow sacks, he doesn't let guys by him, and he's been taking most lineman including the No. 2 overall pick Chris Long one on one.

Another Dolphin leading in the polls is running back Ronnie Brown—which I wouldn't even have predicted. Brown is outvoting Thomas Jones and Chris Johnson, which is quite an achievement at this point. However it does seem that most of the yardage hogs are in the NFC.

The third Dolphins leading is Joey Porter. We all had to know Porter would be leading at outside linebacker I mean just look at his stats and the season.

Surprisingly the fourth is not Chad Pennington, not Yeremiah Bell, not Channing Crowder but Dan Carpenter, yes the kicker. When was the last time a rookie kicker made the pro bowl? A long time ago I'm sure.

These stats are not final this is just the current standings for these four pro-bowl hopefuls who play for the Dolphins. I certainly believe they all are deserving but like Yogi Berra once said, "It's not over, 'til it's over."