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What does Jason Taylor really want?

Several media outlets serving the greater Boston area this evening reporting that Jason Taylor is open to joining the Patriots for the 2010 season.

If you read this blog daily, you know I've reported that Taylor wants to return to the Dolphins in 2010.

So what gives?

Well, let's handle the Pats idea first. Taylor was on a conference call with Boston media and was asked if he might revist the idea of signing with the Patriots when his deal with the Dolphins is over.

"We’ll see after the season's over," Taylor responded. "I know my deal ends at the end of the year. We’ll reevaluate where we’re at at the end of the year, what the teams want to do and take it from there. You never close off any of your options, you don’t burn any bridges and you always keep an open mind."

So Taylor isn't slamming the door shut on New England. What do you expect him to say? He is not the type to alienate anyone, least of all an organization he respects led by a coach and owner he respects and quarterbacked by friend Tom Brady.

Taylor also has received no guarantees from the Dolphins that they want him back after 2009 as those conversations won't begin until after the season.

But ...

Make no mistake: Given the choice, Taylor will pick Miami over New England practically every time, I'm told. It's not that he has any personnel disagreement with playing for New England. It's just that, barring a change in Taylor's domestic life, he wants to be close to his family and his home.

And his family and his home are in South Florida. Simple.

Taylor did tell the Boston media he has no regrets not going to New England even though the Pats were courting him with inviting quotes from the owner and phone calls from head coach Bill Belichick to Taylor's agent.

"No regrets. I have no regrets," Taylor said. "I’m here in Miami. I’m happy. I’m home. Obviously, it meant a lot to me that coach Belichick, Mr. Kraft and the organization would have me, [but] it was meant for me to be here and I will leave it at that."

If the Dolphins will have Taylor back next season, at age 36, Taylor will want to come back. If not, he has obviously left himself a viable option, which obviously is good business even if it causes Miami fans to question (wrongly, I believe) his loyalty.


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This is what I've noticed. When JT and JP are on the same team the defense sucks.

Personally, one or both need to go.

Here's what I'd like to know. All these so called experts got it way wrong in the patsie saints game. Not only got it wrong but got it WAY wrong.

Just goes to show they ALL want the patsies to be the anointed ones for some reason. I still smell a rat with the patsies and the league. The patsies bring money to the league. These cheaters got away with murder basically without so much as a slap on the wrist. Half a mil to Kraft is like 5 bucks to normal people. Belecheat didn't pay that fine. Kraft paid that fine.

Who cares? He's over the hill and has been for 2 years. The defense needs a major overhaul and it has already started in the secondary - now we need to get rid of Porter and Crowder and get younger at LB (and better) and then get some better d-lineman. I really think if they can get this defense on track and add at least 2 good WRs next year can be a good year.

Good maybe JT will show up this week

For the life of my I can't understand why everyone is so in love with JT.

He's played in few big games. When he's in them he comes up real small.

Think of all those defensive choke jobs in the JJ-Wanny era. He was right there at the centre of it.

If you ask me... he couldn't hold poor Doug Betters' jock.


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