A couple of interesting things this Sunday morning:
First off, Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post is saying that based on his conversations with other teams, it seems to him the Dolphins are looking to trade down from No. 12 in the first round. Perhaps the trade down I proposed last week isn't so crazy after all.
Bottom line here? Teams call other teams before the draft and talk about trading up and down all the time. Doesn't mean they're going to do it. Doesn't mean it is what they want to do. They are testing the waters so when they dive in on draft day, it isn't a shock to the system.
Having said that, every player the Dolphins seemingly have locked into -- Dez Bryant, Earl Thomas, Dan Williams -- seem to be rated slightly lower than at No. 12 by all the so-called experts. Maybe the Dolphins can gain a pick by moving down and still land their guy.
Next, Jason Taylor continues to be an issue because, well, because I choose to make it so.
In my column in today's Herald, I make the point that Taylor should just go ahead and call the Dolphins' bluff and go to the Jets.
If you are now aghast at the thought, get over it.
Man's got a right to work and the Jets are offering a job.
If you would consider J.T. some sort of turncoat if he goes to the Jets, let me pose a hypothetical question to you.
As much as you hate the New York Jets, what would you do if you were unemployed and Rex Ryan called you tomorrow and said, "The New York Jets will pay you $1.5 million to come work for them this year and $1.95 million for next year." You know that you'd hold your nose and take the job. If you say you would not, you're probably lying.
The amount of the deal isn't actually that important. A job is a job and you take it.
It's a business decision and you'd make it.
Jason Taylor is also entitled to make a business decision -- even one he doesn't necessarily want to make.
And if the Dolphins don't like the idea of that decision, they should step in and stop it. They have not done that so far.