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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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Champ, where did you learn English? It sounds so funny. Where do you live so we can meet you?

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uncle sam is here w/ all the names up there like nfad,sammo, sammy, mr.t , homey the clown , dan metzager and many more....he's the devil

I always come in peace no hate. Love everyone only those like nice Cuban NJ phin and others. Rest of you give hate. Stop calling me monkey, I am a real human being no animal. You talk bad to me.


Alot of bad English I sense. Is AFC EAST around?

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cuban , sir. You are a haitian makak mental case.

AFC not around, not enough hate

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He Died. Makak face.

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Gopats/big blackie/cuban menace. What a makak face no social life loser.

You must be sams butt boy, do you have friends!

I'm not going to sit and here and go on and on about each persons good and bad.....I live in NY, I've lived thru 7th grade when Raul Allegre was brought in to kick the Dolphins out of the playoffs....When it comes to the draft, it's just simple things i don't get...Forget signing Drew Brees when we traded for Daunte...We drafted Fletcher and should have had Brees before that....I don't need to be a scout to have realized Jon Beck didn't have it..he looked like a truck driver hillbilly trying to wear that Dolphins hat on draft day....I've had way too many heartbreaks, and I will always say, give me one super bowl and I can die a happy man...I'm not negative, I just go with what I see....I don't need to be in Davie, or at practice all week , or watch game film the week of a playoff game to say to Chad this.."Wherever Ed Reed is, throw the other way"....And look what happened....One day, and hopefully soon, this team will get it right...

sorry cubano i am my own man sammo is my name slapping down ignorance is my game. somebody posts my name and acts stupid imatation is the finest form off flatery. yet again i will make this clear there is only one sammo.

Sammo, You are right. "sammo is my name slapping down ignorance is my game." Very good.
Now I will get flack for and you will get blamed for being me or I get blamed for being. The hell with them Sammo.

The single personnel decision that did the most damage to the organisation has to belong to Jimmy Johnson.Passing on Randy Moss when we desperately needed a deep threat for Marino and picking John Avery,a running back who didn't pan out arguably cost the Dolphins a championship or two and Dan his well deserved ring.

The best move?You have to rank Huizenga's decision to finally remove himself from the head coach selection process near the top of the list.We would have been much better off if he had not listened to the fans and certain sports media and started meddling in the first place.

Correct 6 bucks, Imagine what Marino could have done with Moss.

Jets 11-5 Phins 6-10 Sorry Losers--Not

in any sport in the world you will not find such cray posts of low level of ignorance as in football blogs.i wonder why ? pick 1 reason out of 3,

1-the kind of food football fans eat .

2-it's not a sport


crapy posts

Luggi from CR,

Stick to your soccer if you do not like it. Costa Rican Pizz ant. What kind of anma eis Luggi. That is what we call spit here in AMERICA. You call it a luggi.

it's the food .

Public enemy, you just made my point.....ignorance with flying colors


First you insult our(Americans) food, second you insult our sport of football. What did you expect us to say thank you and give you a wet sloppy kiss. If you do not like our food and football then get off the blog. Keep on stoking the fire baby. Oh my friend told me to say that you are a lambe huevo. Who know what that is.

P. Enemy do not bother with Luggi. He is not happy guy these days. He is just venting.

Phins need to give me a call I need a job...


I still cun run. Me in shape. Call dophins they need my m'fk self. I got parolled and am driving an 18 wheeler nah. Gimme ball me run threw them u see. sup yeaahh meesa. One moo qeustin. Why in news it alway seem NFL brothers get shot all time and not the white players?

hey luggi if football is so bad why are you here? at least at football games when a team loses its fans don't go nuts and charge the field start a riot and start killing people! all hell breaks loose after soccer games . mr collins u have a point about the brothers getting shot.

he's still talking to himself the DONKEY


You took the words right out of my mouth in regards to Luigi.

ace, do you like to eat red kidney beans ? where were you born ?
must be a one of kind place like vietnam .


Can you write a paragrapgh? Maybe not, your English is ok somewhat. You always respond by saying "Do you eat kidney beans, do yo eat cake, do you have a mustache" You refer to anyone you dislike as a donkey or monkey. You are infatuated with the donkey. You are probably gopats or someone that cares for him. You always insult the people that post against him. It is so obvious. Did you go to college? Do they have them in your country? These are good questions unlike yours.

ace, i like you when you write like a human as the case in your last post, you should be nice and make peace w/ afc east and make people welcome here .yes i went to college and i didn't finish b/c i came here for work.
question for you, why can't you make peace with fellow dolphin fan ?

any one wants to talk red kidney beans ?

Red beans are for puzzy's like uncle sam, Black beans are for men!!!


You want me to make peace with you or AFC?

Hey Ace, are you a spade, hope so we need more brothers on this forum!!!

my ranking as follow, they all suck as for tuna after this coming season i will let you know


Hey Uncle Sam are you out there?

"Hey Ace, are you a spade, hope so we need more brothers on this forum!!!"

Posted by: Big Blackie

There goes the neighborhood. That is just great.


You sound like a racist. If your trolling for racism, try my website THE HATERS GUILD.org
Power to the people my big blackie panther.
Long live the KKK.
Heil Hitler.
Praise Allah........blah blah blah.

I don't care what race AFC or Ace claims. They both sound like knowledgable die hard Dolfans. Like it or not, thanks to modern technology, the entire planets one big melting pot.

PS Cajun Black Bean Soup RULES

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Dego da neyburhood
Dawite folk movin in
De fin ta bring dey next of kin.

anything cajun rules! the waterboy, gumbo, and Gambit the ragin' cajun.

Dear Mr, Armando

Just a few observations.

It seems your not even marginally interested in actually bloogging here.
It seems you are interested in this being the number 1 blog at the herald.
It seems your neglect testifies to you valuing volume over content.

As long as people keep posting. You don't seem to care that this blog continuously degenerates into racial and homosexual FLAMING(pun intended).

Come on know Mando throw a dog a bone. It doesn't even have to have much meat on it. I realise that it's mid July but if you can't do any better than this we'll have to find alternative forums.

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