Three Dolphins on All-Rookie Team

The Dolphins got major contributions from their rookies in 2008, and three of them were honored Friday with the NFL All-Rookie team was announced.

Named to the team, which was selected by the Pro Football Writers Association were offensive tackle Jake Long, defensive end Kendall Langford and kicker Dan Carpenter.

Of the three, the only one who might have been a little bit of a surprise was Langford, only because he played in a 3-4 defense where it's difficult for linemen to rack up big statistics. Langford finished the 2008 season with 31 tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed.

Long was chosen at tackle along with Denver first-round pick Ryan Clady. Carpenter, meanwhile, made 21 of 25 field goals and tied an NFL rookie record with 14 consecutive field goals.

NEW COACH: It didn't take long for the Dolphins to replace fired offensive line coach Mike Maser, as the Dolphins name former Giants assistant Dave DeGuglielmo to the position.

DeGuglielmo joined the Giants in 2004 as the assistant offensive line/quality control coach and was elevated to his most recent position, assistant offensive line coach, in 2005.

DeGuglielmo is familiar with head coach Tony Sparano, having served as an assistant at the University of Connecticut and Boston University while Sparano was coaching at New Haven.


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