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Not the same Jason

Posted on: May 13, 2009 2:52 pm
Edited on: May 13, 2009 2:52 pm
 
Miami Dolphins fans are probably thrilled now that the team has signed Jason Taylor to a one-year contract, bringing him home after a year away with the Washington Redskins.

Not to damper your mood or anything, but just remember the Taylor who is coming back isn't the one who left -- and even that Taylor wasn't what he used to be.

When the Dolphins considered trading Taylor last year, teams that studied his 2007 season told me the level of play didn't live up to the sack numbers. He just wasn't as explosive, one personnel director said, which is why sack numbers can sometimes be misleading.
He had 11 sacks in 2007 and didn't play that well.

Taylor had 3 1/2 sacks last season for the Redskins in a season that saw him plagued by injuries.
Now he's back in Miami, and will play an outside linebacker position opposite Joey Porter. That's a lot of age in those spots. Taylor will be 35 when the season opens and Porter is 32.

At least the Dolphins ended up with a second-round pick in exchange for Taylor's year away in Washington. They used that pick to take Pat White last month in the college draft.

If he turns out to be a special player in their Wild-Cat offense, which I hate by the way, the Dolphins will be happy to send Taylor away for a year.

They won't be happy about his production this season. This isn't the Jason Taylor you remember.

Just watch.
Category: NFL
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Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2009 12:06 pm
 

Not the same Jason


Prisco is so transparent it's amazing.



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2009 12:06 pm
 

Not the same Jason


You know if the Pats had picked him up Prisco would be orgasming over him right now, instead of folding up and putting away his crusty sock.  If he signed with the Pats as some suspected, Prisco would be giddy and saying how great he'd be this coming season and how the "Mastermind" Belichick would use him.  Well too bad Prisco, Taylor is going to have a great season for the Dolphins.  You will be proven wrong again!

At 32 Porter had 17.5 sacks last season, yup lots of age.  The 'Skins never can get it together so 3.5 sacks no big deal.  He was injured a lot of last year.  He probably would have had 8 or 9 if healthy and in the right place.  Between the two of them I see 20-24 sacks. 

Prisco, Just Watch...



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2009 5:52 pm
 

Not the same Jason

If the Dolphins think they're getting a solid veteran linebacker who knows the game with Jason Taylor, they're probably right.  I think they'll get their $1.5 million worth.  But if fans think he's going to lead the Dolphins to glory, they can think again.




Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2009 3:12 pm
 

Not the same Jason

I hear you.  Jason Taylor isn't the same player but that is what the salary says.  He will be a pass rusher that will help Joey Porter get more sacks and JT will have his also.
I am glad to see him back to a point.  I didn't like how he left on both parts.  But I am glad he is not with those Patriots with Tom Brday.  Now if JT went there Prisco would be on his knees sucking Brady and Coach B off
GO DOLPHINS



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2009 1:28 pm
 

Not the same Jason

I'm saving this page.. and throwing it back in Prisco's face when he wins comeback player of the year or the pro bowl.

JUST WATCH



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2009 1:26 pm
 

Not the same Jason

Of course it is. You're a Patriots hack so why wouldnt you be riding Brady's tip?  Brady is done man. You're whole 'patriot nation' thing is about to get a rude awakening, and Belicheats will be powerless to stop it. 



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2009 1:23 pm
 

Not the same Jason

Solid post. You should get Prisco's check this week.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: May 14, 2009 12:31 pm
 

Not the same Jason

wildcat  doesnt work just look what happened  when teams prepared for it , it is just to mask that the dolphins dont have  a decent qb



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2009 12:05 pm
 

Not the same Jason

Let Prisco say whatever he wants to say. The deal was about cost vs. productivity, and the deal was great for bot Miami and Taylor. Taylor isn't going to play every down, he's going to come in on 2nd and long and 3rd downs to rush the passer ....... and be VERY effective. He's not going to have 12 or 13 sacks, that's not the intension. He be used situationally to keep the wear and tear down, and the productivity up. We as Dolphins fans love this deal because it's good for the team and good for us. Prisco's just pissed because he's a Jets fan, and his dream lover Favre, left him at the altar.



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2009 11:24 am
 

Whats your real opinion Pete?

 Jason Taylor for 1.5 million dollars is a bad signing? Thats a huge hometown discount. Probably the deal pays for itself in positive publicity and a few extra ticket sales alone. I cannot think of anyone else in the world that would think this is not a productive move.

 No one is expecting him to be an all-pro or fulltime player. He is going to play a limited amount of downs i.e.- situational defenses, occasionally spelling someone, and (hopefully not ) injury substitution. He is fully recovered from his injury to my knowledge and should be fresh on his limited insertion into the defense. The Dolphins are getting a extra defensive viewpoint and rolemodel for thier younger players. This is a total no lose signing which any team would be happy to do.This is coming from a devoted non Dolphins fan. 

  I know not every article can be a jem, actually this one might be considered successfull because of the number of  readers and replys.Instead of merely trying to incite negative reactions from people perhaps just try to really access your subject and write about it without bias. Bad attention is really not the best attention even if it is easier to achieve.

 P.S.
 For getting the draft pick from the Redskins the Dolphins will be happy they sent Jason away for 1 year.Better luck on your next article.



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