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Even after Taylor speaks, this is not over, folks

So Jason Taylor is today going to say what we all know. He would like to be traded to a contending team.

I write about this incredible revelation in an awesome column that appears in Sunday's Miami Herald. Yeah, I'm kidding about it being awesome. Frankly, it only tells you that Taylor will today finally utter words we already knew he was thinking.

Yippie!!!! Big deal, right?

The part that intrigues me, however, is that even this good-bye of sorts will come with a caveat. Taylor will leave the door ajar for reporting to the team's training camp if that move can somehow grease the skids for helping the Dolphins work out a trade.

Talk about an awkward situation.

But I have to tell you, even though my friend Adam Schefter of the NFL Network writes teams such as Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Dallas, New Orleans and yes, San Diego, may have interest in Taylor after showing varying degrees of interest in the past, I cannot see the Dolphins getting very much for him.

The fact of the matter is the Dolphins know and Taylor will probably admit he only wants to play for one more year -- that being 2008.

Now, I just anointed you the GM for any of those teams already mentioned. Do you give up a third-round pick to rent Jason Taylor for only one year?

I would not.

And the Dolphins simply aren't going to give him away. [Miami defines giving him away as trading him for anything less than a third-round pick.] I know many of you are saying, 'Get rid of him, take a seventh-round pick if that's the price, release him if you have to.'

Again, I anoint you a GM, this time of the Dolphins. Your job is to make Miami as good as quickly as you possibly can. You do this by getting good return for your moves. You DO NOT trade your most proven player cheaply and you certainly DO NOT release him. The funny thing is I expect that emotional reaction from fans, but I've actually read it in local opinion pieces from sportswriters who are supposed to know better. "Get rid of him and get it over with."

NO. Those are the same sportswriters, by the way, who later would rail on Bill Parcells if Taylor goes on to have a great year for another team. No wonder Parcells doesn't talk to the media down here.

Anyway, regardless of what Taylor says today, regardless of whether he gets up on table and dances salsa to an old time Cuban Son -- which, by the way, I'm sure I can do better than him -- it won't mean this situation is resolved.

Not by a long shot. It is simply out of his hands.

Discuss...

[Yeah, I said it, I can dance better than JT.]

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mando.

i think its time to wish jt farewell. he can pay us what he owes us and kiss off. this is a distraction at least.

Hell, I'd take a fifth, just to get this crap over with. If the only time I hear about JT for the rest of the season is the whiney little b.....oobirds looking to blame anything, and everything on the JT trade(RE: Those who can't understand that there was no way we could keep Wes, or the fact that getting what we paid for Chambers in the first place served us better than keeping him last year, and losing him this year), then I will be glad.

Dealing with JT's crap will just make life miserable for the team, and we won't be focused on what is important....everything about the Dolphins BUT those who don't want to play here. Remember what a pain in the ascot TO was two years ago? How much better could the Cowboys have been that year without having to deal with that crap?

amen tree, u wise man. mando...will u b at the press conference?

if so, please give him a tip on how to PACK UP! i'm with tree, like a father to a wandering son, get the hell out till u grow up....please go !! or your mother will kill me.....lol

amen tree, u wise man. mando...will u b at the press conference?

if so, please give him a tip on how to PACK UP! i'm with tree, like a father to a wandering son, get the hell out till u grow up....please go !! or your mother will kill me.....lol

Don't trade him but don't speak to him until he reports. You save money on the cap. It the team does great, let it lie. If the team does poorly, take the money that they would have paid him and sue him, his agent and the representing agency.

Now most are going to laugh. But a message needs to be sent to players. You are paid to play football. You are paid very well to play football. There are conditions that you signed up to play in. Honour your contract.

I am sure that the media will make it a distraction. so what. Is it going to stop players from playing? No way. I would rather work for someone with cojones than a mealy mouth bunch of pussies afraid of offending someone.

Don't trade him but don't speak to him until he reports. You save money on the cap. It the team does great, let it lie. If the team does poorly, take the money that they would have paid him and sue him, his agent and the representing agency.

Now most are going to laugh. But a message needs to be sent to players. You are paid to play football. You are paid very well to play football. There are conditions that you signed up to play in. Honour your contract.

I am sure that the media will make it a distraction. so what. Is it going to stop players from playing? No way. I would rather work for someone with a backbone than a mealy mouth bunch of wimps afraid of offending someone.

i agree with the above blog...taylor is self employed...he should ACT like an owner instead he acts like a freaking spoiled brat.. all of the teams interested, act before hillary does. get it over with already. oh...no takers? thought so.

Taylor has ruined his chance of the Dolphins trading him by running off at the mouth that he wants to be an actor, and he wants a team to carry him to the super bowl. What a piece of crap he has turned into. He has such a high opinion of himself that he's doomed to failure. Make him retire instead of giving him away. Take him out of the lime light and see what happens. Hopefully we won't hear from him anymore. This whole ordeal has backfired on Taylor. Ocho Cinco or Terrel Owens anyone?

NO TO or Chad ZERO no freaking way. no one is gonna want JT.

JT u r advised to talk to Zack and get a lil class. at least he will be playing in the NFL.

Announce your retirement already, today at 11:30, so i can drink my beer in peace !! Move forward Dolfins. Look at the TB Rays, last to first in ONE YEAR and setting records everyday!!

Who cares what Jason wants? He either plays for Miami or he doesnt play. Period. Why should Miami give him up for a third round pick or less? Thats just crazy. He is one of the most dominant defensive players in the game and he is under contract to provide his services to Miami. He is more valuable to Miami off the field than on the field for someone else if they dont want to pony up a 1st round pick. What happens when he goes to the Cowboys and decides he wants to play 3 more years? Then the Cowboys got their sackmaster for the next three years for peanuts. If he wants to sit out the season, let him pay the fines and throw away $8M. NO sweat off our backs, that 3rd round pick we are supposedly looking for isnt guaranteed to even make the team next year. Taylor needs to honor the commitment he made to Wayne when he signed for all that money and accepted that large signing bonus because he HAS TO.

Again, I dont care what Jason wants, a 3rd rounder isnt enough to part ways. I either want him in a Dolphins uniform, holding out or playing for a contender that ponied up a 1st round pick at the trade deadline.

So, you don't think there may be a GM out there willing to give up a 3rd round pick for Taylor if they believed they could win a Lombardi Trophy this year? Get real.

Even if it's only for one year, that price doesn't seem too steep to me if my job hinges on winning a championship, and I'm thisclose to getting there. It would be even more tempting if I've been on the cusp for a while, like the Chargers have been.

MANDO,

If JT resigns today PLEASE post it. We don't get Miami radio stations here in Sarasota. Thanks

Harri

Hey E.S.O.U. can you explain your terrible obsession with A.S.? Can you explain your lack of intelligence that is evident by your endless prodding of a sports writer that you have never met? Get a life loser. Armando, JTs agent said this was an informal meeting with reporters to get some questions out of the way so they wont bog up the tourney. He also said straight out that JT would not be requesting a trade. What's the word?

The only reason JT is calling this PC is so that he looks better in the media. He doesn't want to look like the bad guy in this situation as I am sure his people have already told him. Any discredit he gets from this hurts his chances in hollywood.

Does JT actually think he's going to get traded, play one more year for a "contender" and end up with a championsip? I'm pretty sure we won't trade him to New England. He could help himself get traded if he'd actually come out and say that he plans to play another 3-4 years and that Hollywood can wait.

Armando, Come on bro you love "live" blogging, whats the scoop? Is JT going over the scramble rules or talking football?

Umm, yea Mando that's why he just said in his news conference that he hasn't demanded to be traded, and he's 'very dissapointed' in some of the things he's read in the paper. Hmmm, who or what could he be talking about? Keep up the great work Mando

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