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Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

Posted on: April 20, 2010 4:30 pm
 

Jason Taylor to the New York Jets?

Didn't we say he was a shell of himself two years ago when the Washington Redskins traded to get him?

Don't get caught up in the name.

Taylor isn't very good anymore.

The Taylor that was among the sack leaders earlier this decade isn't around anymore. What we have now is a player who might be able to get five or six sacks. That's it.

The Jets paid him a reported two-year deal that is essentially a one-year deal for $3.75 million. The price isn't bad, but he isn't even worth that.

What's this move say about Vernon Gholston, the linebacker the Jets drafted two years ago in the first round? He's been a flop, but the Jets have talked him up some this off-season.

If Taylor is a playing over Gholston, let's just lay it out there. Gholston would be a full-fledged bust.


 
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Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2010 7:47 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

As a lifetime finfan, this is messed up.  JT should not be up there in NY.  But he is not washed up.  It sounds like he's going into a great situation.  I hate the Jets but their D is studly and their coach is a defensive mastermind.  I can't believe how quickly he turned them around.  And now Ryan says he can set JT up for 12 sacks by moving him around the line.  While Prisco says JT is washed up.  I'll be glad if Prisco is right.  But he isn't.  Rex is right.  It will be even sweeter if we put the broom to them again this year.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2010 7:22 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

I think the Dolphins will miss his presence on both the field and in the locker room
i do think the Dolphins will miss him in the locker room now, he's a great leader of a team, he's not what he was, but he's good enough to lead the team and maybe get 3-7 sacks (changed my mind there), but i can't see him being a 10 sack guy, he's not that young anymore and when he was a Redskin, he was bad. he looked slower than his old Dolphin years.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

Prisco, earlier this decade would imply that Taylor has played in a game this decade. He has not. Welcome to 2010 old man.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

He was injured with the 'Skins, and last year he played out of position
It wasn't injures that cause Jason Taylor to have a HORRIBLE year, he's not as good as he was. I see him getting 3-5 sacks, BUT i agree Jet fans, he's an upgrade over Vernon Gholston whose likely to be released and signed (maybe by Carolina?), i think signing him is a good move, but they STILL should upgrade the pass rush position in the draft, at least to prepare for the future.



Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

You sound like a typical East coast hack writer.  All you can do is run your mouth and talk down to people.

 Why don't you give us your reasons why you think he may not be able to play at the caliber he use to instead of just mouthing off and talking chit.

 As far as I can tell from your writing style you are washed up. By the way how many years of football did you play to give us your expert opinion?



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2010 6:04 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

Pete, where do you come up with this stuff? The Jets have been "talking up" Vernon Gholston this off-season? Where? I am a die hard fan and I haven't seen one article, coach, player, etc. talking up Vernon Gholston. He is already considered a colossal bust in NY which is why he sits behind starting OLBs Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas but thanks for "laying it out there".

Anyway, Jason Taylor was signed to rush the passer - not to play linebacker. If you did your research you would know that Bryan Thomas has been told that JT will not be taking over his starting OLB position. If you really think that Taylor, if healthy, is only good for 5 or 6 sacks playing in Rex's blitz happy defense you are dumber than you look.

 



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Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2010 5:17 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Hey, Jets: Jason Taylor is washed up

JT is old but not quite done. You can't judge his current skill level in '08 and '09 -- two years after leading the league in sacks. He was injured with the 'Skins, and last year he played out of position (I encourage you to check) with the Fins and still finished with seven sacks. He should have a solid season in New York and I think the Dolphins will miss his presence on both the field and in the locker room.


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