Jason Taylor will stay if Dolphins can Win; Pigs Fly


Jason Taylor was a finalist for the \Jason Taylor wants to win.  He claims that he’s not demanding a trade, but that requirement alone seems to disqualify the Dolphins.  Even with the Erasmus James trade, the Redskins still have a need at defensive end.  A high-priced aging superstar is looking to make a splash in a new team, and yet there are no Redskins trade rumors.  To me, this is largely a good thing.  It’s not that I wouldn’t love to have Jason Taylor for one year, but the price tag is simply too high, and it would indicate a return to the old Dan Snyder mentality.

Taylor has stated that he only wants to play for one more year.  This could be a tactic to lower Miami‘s asking price, but even if it is, he wasn’t going to last more than 2-3 years tops.  Furthermore, as it stands, the Dolphins have been asking for a first round pick. Even if the price drops to a 2nd or 3rd rounder, it’s just not worth it to borrow a guy who clearly has one foot out the door.

So of course the smart move is to wait.  The longer he stays untraded, the less leverage Parcells will have.  I’m sure Taylor would love to have an excuse to sit out of training camp; after all, why add unnecessary mileage to a vintage car?  Also, the longer this battle lasts, the more exposure he gets which can only help him in his second career.  There’s no rush.

Parcells on the other hand, is in a precarious situation.  He’s on the verge of alienating Dolphins fans everywhere if he treats their aging hero badly.  They might be able to accept the bitter necessity of him being traded, but I don’t know how well they’d like him being treated like dirt.   Taylor was savvy enough to avoid being the bad guy.  He didn’t pout or stomp his foot or have a hissy fit.  He didn’t put down the Dolphins organization or his teammates.  He just smiled and enjoyed the media attention and politely asked to be on a winning team, wherever that may be.  

So be patient Redskins fans.  Sometimes the best move is to do nothing at all.  I know it’s more boring than we’re used to, but it’s better to be bored now than in the Playoffs. 

Tags: Dolphins Jason Taylor Redskins Trade

  • TDCowboys

    Redskins Guy yourwelcome for firing up that 43 comment post on Uranus James. Thats a record since the season ended And I hope it is somthing that keeps happening on this site, Alotta good comments and arguments keep it up.
    But your still a Tulip

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Yeah it was pretty awesome, but it was getting hard to read so I thought I’d write something new. :)

    Let’s hope this thread stays just as active!

    I can live with being a Tulip. But I’m a Tulip who’s a Redskins fan!

  • TDCowboys

    And thats why you have your own “We Salute You” Bud Light Song my friend

  • WestCoastSkins

    Im gonna have to take credit for starting the 43 comment onslaught since I mentioned cowturd fans then you started coming out of the woodworks.

  • Staubach

    Westcoast, is that any different than you Foreskins fans filling up the Landry Hat site?

  • steamroller78

    Exactly Staubach. Herd em’ up and send em’ back home, and just so you guys know. The Dolphins might deal Jason Taylor to the Redskins for Uranus James!!! Think how many comments you could get on that one Redskins Guy! Over 100 easy!

  • Staubach

    Landry knew how to deal with Redskins ;-)

  • thembIIIeffect

    I disagree a little bit. I think it’d be worth a 3rd rounder to get an end that could address a position of desperate need for the redskins and make their defense remarkably better, if only for one season. The redskins were somewhere near the middle of the league in the sacks column, and last in the NFC East. Especially with a big hole in your secondary, pressure on opposing quarterbacks becomes much more important. I don’t mean to be rude, what happened to sean taylor is despiccable, but his talents were sorely missed last season.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    I love the youtubage Staubach. Thanks for sharing. That was awesome. :)

    Steam, I’d be thrilled to get Taylor for James, but I can’t imagine it’d happen in a million billion years. We just don’t get that lucky.

    thembIIIeffect, I can see your point. I’m not sure that we’d even get a full year out of him though. He seems to be halfway out the door already. What if he just mails it in? I don’t know. I guess I could live with giving up a 3rd rounder as long as he produces. I’m just not convinced his heart is in it anymore. Thanks for sharing your views though!

  • Staubach

    Nothing matches the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry of those days past. That was special.

    Hard to believe that both Tom Landry and George Allen are no longer with us.

  • TDCowboys

    SEE I DID IT AGAIN. Na everyone put in a great team effort good game fellas

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    I also enjoyed the early 90′s when we got to play “Let’s see which NFC East team will win the superbowl THIS year!” At least, I enjoyed it until you Cowboys fans started hogging all the glory. Greedy bastids. :)

  • steamroller78

    I predict one of three things will happen. (1) He will stay in a Dolphin uniform (disgruntled and all) for the last two years of his contract…………….Possibility (2), He will hang em’ up, and call it quits……………..Possibility (3), And it’s a longshot, but remember that he is dropping clues that he wants to re-join his brother in law Zach Thomas and play one more year on a winning team. (Zach Thomas signed a 1 year deal with the Cowboys) If he could play for anybody, it WOULD be the Cowboys. Like I said though, it’s a long-shot. Lots of rumors of a Greg Ellis-Jason Taylor trade, even on the Dolphins blog sites. I just don’t think the Cowboys are to that point will Greg Ellis though. Not to mention how much more the deal would likely cost the Cowboys. My guess also is that he is already half way out the door, so he will hang em’ up.

  • thembIIIeffect

    I don’t think I’d mind a Greg Ellis-Jason Taylor trade. I’d be sad to see him go, but they’re both players in the twilights of their careers and I don’t know how long either can keep playing. We could keep him fresh by rotating him with Canty and Spears.

    Could you imagine Jason Taylor coming off the end with DeMarcus Ware at outside backer on the same side?

  • steamroller78

    In Dallas in the 3-4 system, Jason Taylor would play LOLB opposite of Demarcus Ware, but yea, I think he would bring the pass rush up a notch. As far as rotation goes, I don’t think it matters if it is Taylor or Ellis there, Anthony Spencer needs to play some snaps if the Cowboys are going to ride him into the future.

  • steamroller78

    I do think Jason Taylor may be more understanding of that than Greg Ellis has been. Anthony Spencer is the future starter there at this point. Greg Ellis and Taylor both are at the end of their careers, so I am like you, I really wouldn’t mind it, but I think it is a long-shot that this actually happens.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Taylor wouldn’t mind at all. He’d be happy to have the rest.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Hey Cowboys fans, if Taylor goes to Dallas, we can start calling your team “Dancing with the Dallas Stars.”

  • redskin777us

    If Taylor is simply looking to latch onto a contender just to play for a year and try to get a “ring” then I say kissadeeass! Some of the rhetoric and rumor that I have been hearing about him over the last few days is becoming less and less appealing to me. If the man had plans to stick around and give what he has to give to our franchise than, YES, I might be interested in a trade. If it is simply a one and done deal…………
    NO THANKS!

  • Staubach

    Don’t worry, if that happens we will watch John Wayne movies and drink whisky from dirty glasses to take the curse off

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Well it sounds like Miami is digging in so unless someone makes a really stupid trade offer, it’ll be a while before anything happens beyond posturing.

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  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Jason Taylor ended up leaving the Dolphins and signing with the Redskins for a two year deal. He has since been cut after having an injury-plagued year.