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Gameballs, Dolphins @ Patriots
By on January 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Week 17: Patriots 38, Dolphins 7

For the final time this season, we give our gameballs out to a deserving member of the Dolphins. In this season finale there weren’t a ton of standout performances, but we’ll do our best. Keep reading to see who Jimmy Cefalo, Joe Rose, Sam Madison, John Congemi, and I think should be honored for their individual efforts against the Pats…

CEFALO: Tyler Thigpen (10-of-21 for 169 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions): He played well in reserve of Chad Henne and handled himself well both as a runner and a passer.

ROSE: Marlon Moore (2 receptions, 46 yards): This was the last opportunity for the young players to impress the coaches before the off-season and this guy took advantage of it. He made a couple of nice plays in the passing game, had a good return, made a superb catch down the middle of the field, and made his claim to be in the mix next year.

MADISON: Davone Bess (3 catches for 35 yards including a 21 yard TD): He continued to show consistency and allowed the offense to avoid being shutout with his great one-handed TD catch late in the game.

CONGEMI: Davone Bess: Really the only bright spot of the game was Bess’s play, including his touchdown reception, which was the only time all day I got out of my seat while watching the Dolphins make a play.

AGLER: Kendall Langford (6 tackles, 1 QB hit, 1 forced fumble): One of the unsung heroes of a very good defense this year, Langford had a solid game up front and did something that has been really hard to do this year: caused the Patriots to turn the ball over. The Dolphins’ D-Line has been excellent this season and I am happy to tip my hat to them one final time.

Who would you give your game ball to?

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Rodney says:

The team lost, but that does not mean there were not some guys who refused to give up and played their hearts out. Those guys deserve recognition.

shepjm99 says:

I cannot believe you are going to give out any gameballs after this embarrassing loss. This is part of the crap that needs to change- no more celebrating stupid sh*t like a few good plays in a miserable loss. It really downplays the significance of these huge losses and how pathetic the players were as a whole. No one deserves a gameball.

Ricster says:

Are you nuts! The team mails it in and you want to give out game balls. Sorry Mr. Ross I just don’t see it that way