With a rookie head coach and quarterback combo, no one really knew what to expect from the Miami Dolphins this season. There were moments when they were pleasantly surprising, and others when they looked downright pathetic. It was the classic case of a team on the rebuild, and out of this group a certain few have been chosen to represent Miami in the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Randy Starks is the latest Dolphins tapped to play in the NFL’s version of an All-Star game. Starks has been chosen to replace Vince Wilfork of the New England Patriots, and arguably deserved the selection in the first place.
This marks the second time in Starks nine year career that he will head to Honolulu to be honored as one of the best defensive tackles in the league. He will be joining three of his Miami Dolphins teammates in paradise, taking the field with defensive monster, Cameron Wake, offensive lineman Richie Incognito and long snapper John Denney. Of the four, only Wake was a selection on the original Pro Bowl roster.
Regardless of how Starks made his way onto the AFC team, the Week 5 AFC Player of the Week is just happy to be making the trip, and the fans should be proud of him for being recognized for his hard work.
Having four players represent the team in Hawaii reflects well on the new coaching regime, and from what the Dolphins were able to show in 2012, they plan to watch that number increase in the seasons to come.
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