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Taylor: Parcells, Ireland step up from past

Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor is still enjoying a final respite before the Dolphins open training camp and practice Aug. 2. It will be the first camp for Taylor under the current triumvirate of Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano.

But according to collegue David Quinones, Taylor already recognizes the current hierarchy is better than previous ones he's played for.

``Obviously," Taylor said during a break at Zo's Summer Groove Classic golf outing Thursday, "[Bill] Parcells and [GM Jeff] Ireland and their front office is a big step up from what was here in the past."

Ya think?

The current Dolphins management team, headed by Parcells, is the sixth Taylor will play under while with the Dolphins.

Taylor was drafted by Jimmy Johnson, then survived played years during which the team's personnel side was headed by Dave Wannstedt, Rick Spielman, Nick Saban, and Randy Mueller.

All of those previous personnel regimes had their good moments (plural) and bad, except of course, for Wannstedt who had perhaps one good personnel moment (Adewale Ogunleye) but probably not two.

But if Taylor ranks Parcells already atop those six regimes, where do the others rank?

I would say Jimmy Johnson was second, Randy Mueller was third, Nick Saban was fourth, Wannstedt was fifth and Spielman was sixth.


Well, Johnson couldn't find offensive help to save his life (or his career), but he remade the Dolphins defense into a unit that represented the organization well for much of a decade with players such as Patrick Surtain, Taylor, Zach Thomas, Sam Madison, and others.

Mueller got one shot in 2007 and seemingly fired blanks as the team went 1-15. But was it his fault Joey Porter was terrible that year or was the OLB used poorly? You saw what Porter did last year under the right system. Porter was Mueller's signing.

A lot of folks, including me, ripped Mueller for not drafting Brady Quinn and going with Ted Ginn Jr. Except neither player has exactly turned into a star and Ginn seems closer to making an NFL mark than Quinn. The jury is still out on that as well as the John Beck selection. No, Beck couldn't make it in Miami, but what if he turns it around in Baltimore or somewhere else?

Saban blew it on Jason Allen and Manny Wright and took seemingly forever to insert Yeremiah Bell into the starting lineup. He also blew it by trading for Daunte Culpepper instead of signing Drew Brees. That last failure set the franchise back at least two seasons. It's the reason the Dolphins had to draft multiple corners this year and spent 2006, 2007 and the offseason of 2008 looking for a QB.

But Saban connected on Ronnie Brown and Will Allen and Renaldo Hill and Andre' Goodman and Matt Roth and others.

Wannstedt? He drafted Todd Wade so that worked out initially. And he signed Ogunleye as an undrafted free agent. Of course, he had some dismal decisions with Jamar Fletcher and Eddie Moore and a ton of others.

Wannstedt's personnel failures were so great that owner Wayne Huizenga stripped the coach of final say over those decisions and handed them to Spielman. And Spielman repaid the promotion by demonstrating terrible judgment.

He gave up a second-round pick for A.J. Feeley. He traded away a third-round pick for Lamar Gordon, who was injured in his first game with Miami and was placed on injured reserve, never to play for the Dolphins again. He traded Ogunleye, a blue-chip defensive end, for Marty Booker, a possession wide receiver. And don't even get me started on the draft day fiasco in which Spielman traded away a fourth-round draft pick to Minnesota to move up one spot and then bypassed Vince Wilfork to pick Vernon Carey.

Yes, Carey is a good player. But Wilfork is Pro Bowl quality.

Trying to remember a wise move that Spielman made on the Dolphins' behalf ... The Rex Hadnot draft choice is best I can come up with, which ain't saying much.

Anyway, you give me your rankings of the six personnel departments. Let me guess, Parcells will be the consensus No. 1. So give me the rest.

And give me the best and worst moves by each regime.

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Dear Mr. Hypocrite

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Dear MR Soiled Bottom. Yes , but not on a Dolphin/ football blog. At least you're a good sport and admitted you're a moron sometimes. LOL ! You also have a good day my fair weathered friend.

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armando should charge all you people for coming here and write all this crap.the only three would not be charged are ........me ,afc east and the menace

this blog needs new blood to shake things a little and give a new point of view , may be nj phin and cuban can write once a week a post or two .

Dear Mr.s and Ms.s eveyone

Well folks its been fun I gotta go.
I have long day of collecting unemployment and I wanna get an early start.

Night all

Soiled :)

I did not post at 11:27pm

Funny stuff !. only the man resembling jj walker wouldn't be man enough to show up and he would be held in I.C.U in the hospital , not held for mental evaluation. Also he would've been smelled by witnesses after the cleaning of septic tanks/sewers all day. Good Night

I got your no. uncle sam

What No. I gave you 4 places to meet me. I got your no. Chicken ! C'mon. Time and place. .

Don Shula will always be my favorite because of his ability to ALWAYS place a winner on the field. You can count his losing seasons in Miami on one hand. He always put good player in good places... as long as it was on offence. I would have loved to see a better defensive coordinator in Miami during the 80s and early to mid 90s (until Johnson came in) I think a guy like Buddy Ryan or another D-great of the time could have placed Miami in at least 2 more SB games an Gave Dan a chance to win one.
Johnson... shiznit..... Johnson.
I can never forgive Johnson for allowing his ego to blow it so bad in Miami. Miami had more 1st round Picks on their team in the 95 season then should be allowed. The team was RIPE to win. They needed strong leadership, a defense that was not ran against so easily and perhaps a running back that could produce a 1000 yards. The team was loaded. They needed PIECES... not a complete rebuild.. and Johnson decided to turn a wide open Dan Marino Offense into a 2 yards and a cloud of dust shadow of themselves. I was distraught... as "soiledbottom" said he did... I also decided that hard drugs, good booze, fast cars and cheap women...(or was it cheap cars and fast women..?) anyway...were what made watching Miami... the team I love, With Dan Marino.. my favorite player of all time... much easier to see...IMPLODE IN FRONT OF MY EYES IN JACKSONVILLE... With Jimmy and Dan on separate ends of the side line watching it happen. I wanted to die... I am not sure I was alive for the next 6 years. I hated Wanny... I hated Speilman and that no good lying SOB SATAN... I dream of meeting his ars in an airport so I can embarrass him and anyone he is with do the point of suicide... I may possibly get arrested for calling him every name I can... But... I will feel much, much better and not have the dream any longer...
But... today I am clean and sober (except for the Saban thing)... my Dolphins are back and I can see a legitimate run coming in the next couple of years.
Happy again... just need a few more pieces to make it all happen... That and 5 minutes with Nick "the dick" Satan....

whoever posted my name fyuck u piece of bantha poodoo. uncle sam don't need karate to beat mushmouth just a plate of chitlins and a bottle of cheap liqour and champ will go down faster than glass joe vs. little mac!

whoever posted my name fyuck u piece of bantha poodoo. uncle sam don't need karate to beat mushmouth just a plate of chitlins and a bottle of cheap liqour and champ will go down faster than glass joe vs. little mac!

derek u are right johnson never gave marino squat to work with. johnson decided to play ohio state football and got nowhere with it just like tressel.

This was previously deleted from 11:56pm

This just in from channel WOR 9. Around 8 pm this evenig a tall skinny black man (resembling JJ Walker-Good Times) was taken into custody by Jersey Police. This man was seen in union city on new york avenue trying to start a fight with every white guy who walked by. He was hard to understand and kept yelling "Are you Uncle Sam?" "I finna kick yo azzzz" Authorities do not know what his motives are and is being held for further medical evaluation. Prior to the arrest, witnesses say the man was seen driving an 18 wheeler back and forth in the area.

I wonder why this post keeps disappearing. What is so bad about this post? I do not know. Other posts on here are kept which are far worse than the new flash post.

Forget the past Armando, I'm sure there's tons of stuff to write about this present team.

AND...Armando, please take a look at your blog from time to time and remove all the trash talking garbage.

Did it ever occurr to you that kids might be reading this too?

Uncle Sam---- You are a disgrace to all brothers, why are you posting as a white man!!Name the place and time dirt bag and get ready to get your 5ft.2in. arse kicked. Bring some help, you will need it Dlck breath!!!!

We are in 2009 , we still talking about Saban, Jason and the rest .

Nice try Big Blackie or should i say aloco or gopats or cuban menace or whoever you are today.

Nice try Big Blackie or should i say aloco or gopats or cuban menace or whoever you are today.

Uncle Sam,

Now you got big blackie after you. I wonder if that is a politically correct name? You know Big Blackie.

ace , is a donkey with an evil brain.

OK kids the menace has arrived, what are we discussing this fine day?????

arturo gotti found dead in a hotel in brazil. He was murdered.

Did you guys read about the 61 year old guy that took some property from tom brady that he thought was thrown out cause it was in back near the garbage and he took it thinking that tommy boy was throwing it away and was caught and forced to pay mr. brady 4 thousand dollars, sounds like a missunderstanding and this guy has to pay mr. gazillonaire 4 Gs.. can you say scumbag????

Who's arturo Gotti ????

Gopats is a Haitian makak

ace is the devil

cuban menace , are you a vet doctor ?if so , how i find out if baby whale is a male or a female ?

Gopats/aloco. i see your home country of haiti and your fellow Makaks play USA in a soccer game tonight.

arturo gatti was the ex-champion boxer who fought out of jersey city, Nj.

Oh snap thats right, what happenend, he did'nt go ala david carridine did he????

any one knows if big ace whitey has a black cat or a white snacke as pet?

cuban, wh's your best plumber to use when you flooded cellar ?

N.j phin fan, best plumber in the tri-state area, if you have a clog he's the plumber to call, he plumes great...


CUBAN,why nj phin goes now to the other blog SS ?any insights ?

Champs, didnt they go 8 and 8 with nick(satan)sabin as head coach???those arnt glory days my friend..

Of course you could call Joe the plumber if your in Ohio...

Dont know why, a bigger question is why do salmon swim upstream?? any thoughts??

cuban, i had a girl friend on those days and i had 3 jobs and we didn't have ace on this blog and that's what i mean by glory days.


OK champs, i understand.. Getting laid and getting paid, thats what the menace is all about....




Alright lets see...
1) Parcells and Company-Dont read too much into Pat White Thank god Cam and Mueller didnt draft a Quinn because we have Henne a much better QB.
2)J.J.-He made a defense out of solid drafts...Offense he lacked but honestly nobody gave Dan much on Offense!
3)Dont kill me but Dave...Ill say this about dave. Yeah we werent drafting worth a crap but Miami was at least competitive while he was there.
4)Saban-Nick In my eyes had 1 decent draft and trades that ruined the defense. I dont have to mention Bree's...Could easily be 5th!
5)Mueller-Why in gods name draft Ginn at 9 when u could of traded down and got 1st/3rd rounders and still gotten Ginn. But Beck???QB of the future? Ginn needs to gain strength everyone knows they can negate his speed by bumping him on the line. But Beck?!?

Alright lets see.... The cuban Makak is once again talking to himself as CHAMP. How sad and Pathetic.

mr.t....is the devil tonigh, he loves men with mustache

ace....loves naked men

Champ I will smack you silly you jerk

The only devil that is half Makak and half scum is you.

Somebody told me a makak was a Jamaican word for monkey. Menace is that true? Champ has abig hard on for you. He loves you and is your groupie.

sammy is in ace's arms and azzz

looky what Champ said:
"cuban, i had a girl friend on those days and i had 3 jobs and we didn't have ace on this blog and that's what i mean by glory days.

VIVA CUBAN --- Champ loves Cuban Menace

Posted by: CHAMP

Translation: Had a friend who used to be a man, now a woman. I guess this counts as a girlfriend. Had 3 jobs: Loser cannot find a good paying job, needed 3 min wage paying jobs.
What a truly sad ,Cannot speak English individual.

sammy, did you talk to me trash boy ?

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