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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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I just read that an espn statistician graded CB Eric Green lower than J Allen. WTF!!!! Good thing we used two of our top three picks on CB's
He also states that Gibril Wilson grades out better against the run than last years Renaldo Hill. Conversely Wilson grades out lower than Hill in pass coverage.
This information would explain why Wilson's being shifted to FS here in Miami. This is bad news considering the WR's we'll face from the AFC east.
Yeremiah Bell has quietly come unto his own. He'll be a beast at SS for years to come. Last night I watched espn replay, our last game of the year against the Jets. I have tivo with slow mo/rewind. Bell is a monster. He plays with a nasty ferociousness.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Clemmons will be turn out to be the steal of the draft. You heard it here first. He'll beat out Wilson and be starting by opening day.

Server down or what?


I never made any claims to what my race is. Some fool was asking if I was spade, which I am not I am an ACE

Peace bro.
Ace it is. I don't like fools or non Dolfans.

the sick guy never takes a nap .

Fools List
J.C you know who AES

are you going to have a nap soon sick man ?so the cuban and CO can come here

Dude Your Suppose To Be Talking About Football Not Sick Guys Taking Naps.

Your All Sick-Os Exept For Odinseye Cause Hes The Man!

You All Are Sick-Os Exept For Odinseye Hes The Man!

kara judge not and such.... once the season rolls around and miami is winning we will all get along and blog eachother high fives on a job well done by parcells and co.


I think you have good judgement.
You sound intelligent. Are you hot?

Umm First Of All This Is Nott A Place Too Discuss That Desperate Stuff And 2nd Nott Your Bizness Okayy Get It How Old Are You Like 50 Well Im Not Perv!!!

Thax For Being So Nice Butt Really If You Have Nothin Too Say About What Were Suppose To Be Talkin About Then Get A Myspace.

Whoa whOA WHOA!!!!

I thought you said I was the MAN? Women never post here with this motley crue. I was just trying to be nice.
I'm old(definitely not even close to 50) but I aint dead. Like Jimmy Johnson always said If you wanna catch a keeper, you have to use a big net.


Umm Okayy When It Comes Too Football You Are The Mann But I Rlly Dont Like When Pple Come On To Me Tht Fast So I Didnt Ask You If You Were Hott Did I?? Thats Right.

Dear Mr. Salguero

It has recently come to my attention that your blog has become a meeting place for singles.

"I think you have good judgement.
You sound intelligent. Are you hot?"

"I Didnt Ask You If You Were Hott Did I?? Thats Right."

When did the format change ?
Where do I post my personel info ?
Are nude photo's allowed ?

Soiled :)

anything cajun rule's?i bet being in that cajun superdome after katrina ruled right? i mean as long as the beating's, robbery, or rape's( of even young children) wife's, sister's, didnt bother you well hell yea cajun s#!t rules.

I have a pet pig named kara.

Where are you Uncle Sam, we need you.

I like pigs


Is your pet pig hot?

Dear Kara

Just a few things about me before I ask you if you are hot.

1-I like long walks around the prison yard
2-I live in a two bunk cell
3-My roomate is getting paroled soon so I will have the place to my self
4-The warden says I'm a model inmate
5-My crime were crimes against nature not against woman.

Anyhoo now you know a little about me, so are you hot ?

Soiled :)

Imposter alert.

You mispelled my name. Besides I only like hot pigs

Heyy Lester

You Were not At The Superdome During Hurricane Katrina Were You?

Ranking them is stupid because they all tie for last place, and that includes Johnson. Yes, he built a defense that defined the team for years. Unfortunately, that definition was "we can't hold a lead." Even when Ricky was running for 2000 yards the Dolphins couldn't make the playoffs because the defense gave up the lead constantly. Oh, and don't forget drafting John Avery instead of Randy Moss when you've got Dan Marino and no receivers. Johnson was a moron.


Hurricane Katrina was a disaster. George Bush jr's uncaring incompetency exascerbated the situation. Don't blame Cajuns. Blame the greedy filthy oil grubbing Bush family.
Not george or any in his cabinet thought enough to notify Fema for three full days. I have a 5 year old son with more intelligence and compassion. Take your whinning to a republican political forum for the intelligently challenged.


Just A Few Things About Mee!

1- I Hate Waking Upp With A 5 O-Clock Shadow.
2- I Hate It When The Meals On Wheels Cart Shows Upp Late
3-I Have A Worse Temper Than Myy Sister Loraina Bobbitt.

So Yeah...Other Than That Im Just Your Average All American Girl.

-Kara- :)

all that i am saying is what type of poeple use a awfull disaster of a situation to prey on innocent victoms already suffering terrible circumstance's. fine, cajuns are not to blame however many s#!tbags from there should die. you can call it what you want. o'seye


No imposter alert. You do not have rights to the name odenseye. Can't you read. My name is Rick Oden and I feel like I got an eye for things, so I use the name Odenseye.

Kara is a guy pretending to be a woman.

Have not heard of AFC EAST or Uncle Sam. I think they both met each for their fight. Started wrestling together and both fell under a subway train. Weird not to have heard from them.


I'll buy that. I agree that the filth that prey upon the helpless and innocent should be executed. Warrior style.


I am the almighty GOD OF WAR. ODINSEYE. DO NOT DEFY ME!!!!

kara, are you red head?

soiled bottom loves to talk to women so he can sleep happily ever after.


i Am A Young Blonde Haired Blue Eyed Beauty That Wieghs 110.

And Belive Me Its All Woman.

Ive Known A Few Guys That Have Trouble Telling The Differince Between Male && Females, But They Were All Gay. Are You??

-Kara- :p

andy.....do you have a boy friend ?

i think jason taylor will have a great year and have 45 touch downs

Dear Kara

" I Hate Waking Upp With A 5 O-Clock Shadow"

Have you tried waking up at 3 o-clock ?

"I Hate It When The Meals On Wheels Cart Shows Upp Late"

Usually a firm verbal scolding while shaking your fist at them young whipper snappers gets your point across.

"I Have A Worse Temper Than Myy Sister Loraina Bobbitt"

No problem there, I heard mr. Bobbitt recovered nicely and went on to become a film star in the adult entertainment industry.

Soiled :)

P.S. Finally someone with a sense of humor

No Accually Its Strawberry Blonde Not That Its Any Of Your Bizness.

-Kara- :p

mmm, strawberry's.

my bizness is monkey bizness. and bizness is good. kara, you like to become bizness partner?

funny you should mention what not to talk about KARA or should i say KARL seeing as you haven't said squat about football just that my well informed blog colleague odinseye is the man. why lead a guy on ? put down the bottle or bong. you might act it but you ain't cute. how much did it cost for the docter's to make it “all woman”?


A women with a good sense of humor beats the hell out of 90% of the posters here.
Don't pay any attention to those that have obvious delf esteem and insecurity issues.

Strawberries are juicy. I love em.

Rico swabknobs who said anything about katrina? are you stupid or really that ignorant and desperate to start a blog battle over a non existant comment?

Kara, do you fart silent farts w/ deadly result like soiled?


couldn't think of anything else to mock sauve.


Good response dude.

sammo, cat got your tongue I see. Don't mess with me or else


You Wish!

sammo, you want to start me up? just open the choke and pull the cord pal!

Me wonder where is Cuban Menace, gopats, Ace, Uncle Sam, AFC east, FPLD?


Once again the inmates are running the asylum.
Armando you should be ashamed. Derrick Mason's threatening to retire. Farve's supposedly close to signing with the Vikings. Brandon Marshall has asked to be traded out of Denver.
Damn Armando not a word huh? You must be too busy tweetering!!!!

or else? what is this an 80's movie? im opened minded and kick it with anybody that jokes around white black or whatever. my views on racism are based on everything i've seen in the innercity. funny thing is my black friends openly talk with me about it. the smart ones know the truth . born in usa and none would know the difference if they saw me. my nintendo wii is my computer it sometimes my responses don't show up for awhile.

Putt Down Your Bottles.

i didn't post under ammo.

it's all good kara. i take back the doc wise crack. let's talk dolphins do you think our rookie corner's will make an impact? wilson is a great safety look what he did with the giants, how succesful do you think porter and taylor will be together.

Dude Gett A Life Thats Nott Mee I Dident Write I Was Sorry Or Any One Was Cool W/ Me.
I Would NEVER Say Sorry To Sammo Or Should I Say Ammo.
Im Out Get It Together Ill Be Back Tomorrow Imposters

-Kara- :p

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