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- Sep 4, 2001
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Guess he knew
When defensive tackle Daryl Gardener said Wednesday he was having a Pro Bowl season, he was right.
Gardener, who is out for the year after having back surgery, is third among AFC defensive tackles in Pro Bowl voting.
The Dolphins donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any other players in the top 10 at their position in fan voting. The Pro Bowl teams will be announced the last week of December.
Wannstedt recognized the season defensive end Jason Taylor is having (63 tackles, tied for second on team and team-best 6.5 sacks) and recalled the last Indianapolis game, when Taylor broke a finger and re-entered the game.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s playing good every week,Ã¢â‚¬Â Wannstedt said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He gets hurt up there, busts his finger, and they pull it back in socket, tape it up, and he goes back and plays the second half.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“To me, when you start talking about a Pro Bowl player, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all part of it. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hear Jason Taylor talking in the newspapers about going to the Pro Bowl or having a Pro Bowl year. He backs it up on Sunday and he shows up every week and plays, and he is as much of a playmaker as any defensive lineman IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve coached. He really is. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s capable of winning games, and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s done it, in a lot of different ways.Ã¢â‚¬Â