NOTEBOOK: Bush, Incognito Share Good Guy Award; Other Notes

Posted Dec 26, 2012

Close vote by local media results in two offensive players splitting.

It isn’t often that two Miami Dolphins players leave such a lasting impression on the media members that cover them daily, but running back Reggie Bush and left guard Richie Incognito did just that.

Bush and Incognito were voted co-winners of the 2012 Good Guy Award, presented by the South Florida Chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association. Palm Beach Post beat writer and chapter representative Ben Volin presented plaques to both players at the podium inside the team’s interview room immediately following Bush’s weekly press conference.

“This award is given every year to the player that’s most professional and cooperative with the media and helps us do our job the best,” Volin said. “Reggie, you have been a total pro with us for two years now and I now you do a lot with us and nationally, too, as there has been a lot of demands on your time so we want to thank you. Richie you’re there every single day answering questions about good and bad both on and off the field so we made these plaques for you.”

Past winners of the award include LB Zach Thomas (2001), T/G Mark Dixon (2002), DT Larry Chester (2003), DE David Bowens (2004), DT Vonnie Holliday/RB Ricky Williams (2005), DE Kevin Carter (2006), CB André Goodman (2007), DE Vonnie Holliday (2008), WR Greg Camarillo (2009), RB Ronnie Brown (2010) and S Yeremiah Bell (2011).


This is Vince Wilfork’s ninth season in the NFL and he has been a part of 17 games between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, so the former Miami Hurricane has a good read on the series.

Even though the Dolphins have been eliminated from the playoffs, Wilfork doesn’t expect anything less than another tough game from his division rival. There could be snow and cold-weather conditions on Sunday, but that doesn’t alter Wilfork’s take on the game.

“The Dolphins have played in a lot of cold games, rainy games, and you know what, I was just thinking back to last year when they went to Buffalo and played in that snowy and rainy game up there and they put up a lot of points (a 30-23 win) and they played very, very well,” Wilfork said. “So I don’t think the weather will affect this team, knowing that they play us twice a year. They’ve seen it, they play Buffalo, they play the Jets and they us twice a year so they’ve seen this weather a lot and they’ve performed pretty good in this weather. So I don’t think weather will be a factor in this game.”


##Cornerback Nolan Carroll was back on the practice field after missing last week’s game against Buffalo with a knee injury. Head Coach Joe Philbin acknowledged the more healthy defensive backs he has against the pass-happy Patriots the better.

##There are only two more practices left in the season for Miami, which means just two more days of music trivia for the media contingent. Ben E. King started off today’s selections during stretching and warm-ups with the classic “Stand By Me,” and that was followed by the 1980s hit “Candy,” by Cameo. D.J. Khaled, featuring Kanye West and Rick Ross, closed things out with “I Wish You Would.”

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