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Tony Sparano to meet with Jason Taylor?

The Jason Taylor saga is taking another turn this week as the Dolphins may be putting on a last-minute effort to keep the veteran outside linebacker.

NFL senior insider Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Taylor and Sparano are scheduled to meet in person this week.

"I've been told Coach Tony Sparano and Jason have a pretty good relationship and will meet sometime this week and then Jason will make a decision," Mortensen reported on NFL Live.

I have not been able to confirm this report yet but decided to share it with you for the sake of giving you the latest on the matter. Mortensen did not say who told him this meet was planned, but everyone knows Mortensen is tight with Bill Parcells.

I'll update as details become available.

[UPDATE 1: A source close to Taylor tells me news of this planned meeting is news to Taylor himself.]

[UPDATE 2: Mortensen texted me to remind me that he is close to "eight other members of the organization" and that I'm a dummy and he can squash like a bug at a whim.]

[UPDATE 3: Mort didn't really say I'm a dummy. But ... well, you guys read the blog. You listen to me on radio. The dummy part is assumed.]

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JT will always be a Dolphin.


"Oh and Mark from Toronot, another genius, the Dolphins need TWO starting OLBs. Cam Wake is one and only if he figures out how not to get his ankles broken by punters that run right by him on fakes. Remember that great show of potential?"

-Knight who says Nuts!

Hahha, first question before you challenge my mental capacity there buddy; where is Toronot?

And to answer your question about where another OLB is to come from there's an event coming up in less than 2 weeks called the NFL draft. Perhaps you've heard of it? There's more than a few players there that might be able to play OLB.

And I am the only one who remembers how awful the starting OLBs were on this team last year? Opposing Qbs had forever and a day to throw the ball back there. Why are we hailing 36 year old JT as a great player when he was part of the problem last year? Granted he wasn't that bad but he wasn't part of the solution either. Whether he stays or goes, doesn't mean anything to me. I know he isn't going to turn the team around.


I AM SEAN GOUGH...I BAD (DUMB) ASS...I BIG MAN..I LIKE HAIRY BALLS I LIVE WITH MY MOMMY AND DADDY WHO HOLD ME WHEN I CRY...I SAD BOBBYD12 DONT LIKE ME BOOHOO

Nite Sean Gough get some sleep you have to work tommorrow to help pay me, don't forget....

There is no way in hell bobby is Armando. First of all Armando does this all day for a living so do you really think he has the time, energy, or patience to write that much at home. And secondly, bobby likes our Dolphins way too much for you to think he was Armando.

Sean,

Excuse mr for butting into your computer gangstering.
I couldn't help but notice that you of all people shouldn't accuse anyone of hiding behind a computer screen.
You posted an out of service number the other night when you got "called out".

Don't try to deny.....I called it myself just to see.

Odinseye, that's really cool, I am interested in talking to you more one day, unfortunately I don't feel like dealing with Miss Gough all nite...NY Scott is right I LOVE MY Dolphins waaayyyy to much to be Armando

Nite gentlemen, Miss Gough have a great evening

bobbyd12, how come you resort to namecalling when someone doesnt share your point of view?

clit commanders from where?

damn it bobby!

Everyone realizes that there is only one person in here that posts with the CAPS LOCK ON right? We all know who it is right? No matter how many different names and personalities he uses it's still one person. Please for the love of God I hope everyone realizes this. You're feeding the animal, just stop.

I got a question for my fellow Phin Fans.

Santonio gets accused of assaulting a woman and gets traded and suspended.

Big Ben gets accused of sexually assaulting women not once, but twice.

The question: What should Big Ben get? Anything?

Greg Z go back and see where Miss Gough told me to suck it...I don't talk to or about this a h o l e anytime for any reason...unfortunately he has a man crush on me and feels it's his job to always talk shyt about me...simple solution, if dumb ass don't mention my name, life is cool but if he wants to talk shyt, he gets what he deserves...maybe one day he will stop wanting to be me and figure it out. I AM OUT

i know somebody, that knows somebody, that robbed somebody!

OK I ADMIT IT, I WAS ON THE COUCH WITH PRICEMASTER, HE FILLED MY MOUTH. I LIKE IT SO SUE ME

bobbyd12 is a dork he thinks his opinion is the only one that matters here so if he doesnt want brandon marshall were all suppose to not want brandon marshall if he doesnt want taylor back were all suppose to not want taylor back hahaha kids a joke

If Jason Taylor is the answer, why aren't there 32 teams beating down his door, wining and dining him? He's a FREE AGENT and the only interest that has been confirmed is from the Jets.

If JT REALLY wanted to win a ring, he should call the Pats/Colts/Saints/Vikings. Yes, I left the Jets off the list because the world knows the Jets were a fraud last year.

Lastly, it has been reported that his agent MADE him go visit with the Jets. Gee, I wonder why? Oh yeah, because JT is a FREE AGENT and without any offers, his agent DOESN'T GET HIS 4% CUT.

Are we clear?

“What he digs is the passion (in NY from the Jets fans). He always liked that. He always wanted to play in front of people like that".

That was Jason Taylors agent talking to the press about JT. What I find to be so sad about that statement is the passion thing. Why do Dolphin fans suck?! Why do we always have a half empty stadium? Why do other teams fans have no problem getting tickets and filling the place? Why does our owner have to turn the f***ing stadium into a three ring circus to get people to go?

And don't tell me it's because they don't win. The Jets have been mediocre for as long as I can remember and they always sell out. It's a lack of passion and it's absolutely sickening. I can't believe our coach and players have to ask the fans to be loud before the games so the team can get what is supposed to be home field advantage.

If I still lived down there I would be at every game, just like I was in the 90's. Heat, rain, snow, hurricanes, whatever, never mattered to me. Some of our fans are truly pathetic.

Shane,

Who is the answer? Someone that gets cut from another team? Someone that we MIGHT hit on in the draft?

If the draft goes bad are you satified going in with Wake and Moses?

Child please!

NYScott,

To bad more fans are not like you and I.

Win, Lose or Draw, I'm there.
I live in Nothern Michigan almost to the Canadian border. I've driven to Detroit, Chicago, Wisconsin, Cleveland, Buffalo, the Meadowlands and even Miami just to watch my team play.

Nobody is sayin JTs the answer. The arguement for keeping JT is that in 2009 he was better than any of the other OLBs. Wake may have a chance to be a monster but potential means u aint done anything. Moses has 3 years in the league and 2.5 sacks. Anderson has 7.5 in 6 years. These guys are journeymen.

Mando.... why aren't you taking the credit for this meeting?

Dummy.

Is. the draft here yet?

Has big Ben been suspended yet?

odinseye,

AE SOUJHADE ,YOU REMEMBER HIM, ITHOUGHT YOU R A MECHANIC BASED ON THE CUBAN INFO BUT WHAT DOES HE KNOWS .


SOULJHADE HAD A JOB AS A MUSIC SOME THING BUT IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE FEELINGS,GOOD FOR YOU .

what wrong w/the WORLD ?

I WENT TO NY NY AND EVERY WHERE THERE ARE STUNNING WOMEN HOLDING A PUPPY AND COMPARING DOGS LIKE THEIR BABYS .WHAT HAPPENED ,IN OLD DAYS WOMEN COMPARE REAL HUMAN BABYS AND TODAY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PUPPYS .

How much do u guys think Big Ben paid off the girl he raped

The Dolphins will not offer JT a thing until after the draft as they do not know how they will use him. I am fairly sure JT wants some assurance that they won't use him to stuff the run and pull him out on passing downs.

They can't guarantee that as they are not sure what kind of OLB talent they will pick up next week...

Signing Ferguson and leaving JT flopping in the breeze is embarrassing as a Dolphin fan.

Nyscott thank you i couldnt agree more let the jets squeak and fizzle i want miami to dominate for years to come no one hit wonders.

Again ny i agree all i hear is bitchin n moanin no f&$*n passion for the miami dolphins when i retire im buildn a hut rite nxt to the stadium just me & my german shepherd csonka. Where is the passion bunch a crybabies

I AGREE W/YOU CSONKA67,ALL THIS BITCHIN ALL DAY LONG MAKE ME SICK ,CARLITO AND BOBBYD12 ALL DAY LONG

Love u 2 ALoco, and thks for getting rid of Sean, I don't mind when u use his name at all

Yeah, what Aloco said.

All this bi tching and moaning around here.
All this tough talk and the only thing getting punched are keypads! I'm sick of it!

I wish that poor woman in Georgia could get Mayhem to put big Ben on an episode of Bully Beat Down!

Yeah BayBee!!!!

YES BOBBYD12 AND ODIN,

WHAT'S UP W/NY WOMEN ? THEY ALL HAVE PUPPYS AND NO BABYS ,THEY COMPARE PUBBYS AND NO HUMANE BABYS ,ALL THESE STUNNING WOMEN THEY SEEMS LISBO TO ME .

IN SPAIN,AND MOST OF EUROPE THE MALE HAVE PROBLEM MAKING BABIES ,ARE WE IN THE ROAD TO THE SAME DESTINY ? A QUESTION

WHERE'S ;


CARLITO
ROB IN OC
BEST TWO BLOGGERS ,PERIOD .

ALoco, human needs and contact is becoming a thing of the past...everything u want to know comes instantly and if your not satisfied instantly you move on to something else....babies and relationships take time and effort

Just look at this blog, alot of times we will be talking about something that was posted or tweeted online, by the time Armando writes about it a couple hours later it's old news...

Thoughts, no particular order:

OLB:

JT was the best OLB the Fins had last year.

He is not elite anymore but he is above average.

No rookie in this class can replace him. Period. But they will address the position in the draft. If JT goes, the rook will start - and be eaten alive.

No FAs out there can replace him. Period.

Thus, if the Fins do not sign him, they will struggle at OLB. The most likely scenario is that their OLB corps looks and plays much like last year's ILB corps.

FS:

This team still has no starting FS.

Neither Clemons nor Culver can do it much better than Wilson.

No rookie (that will be available at 12 or for any of the Fins draft picks) will be able to do much better than either of them (C or C). I do think they might pick one up in later rounds if they don't take E. Thomas with their first pick (be it #12 or a later, traded pick)

Only chance is an FA veteran. That might yet happen.

WR:

Contrary to Sparano's assertion, the WRs here, while feisty and able, are not sufficient.

Holmes would have been a good pick up (can't tell me the Fins really care about character - we have a few hoodlums on the roster and just signed a guy who will be suspended for 8 games). Another indicator that they will not be targeting a WR in this offseason as he could have been had for near nothing.

Bryant may be good, but he is not proven on this level. The Fins will not spend a high draft pick on him (and he is moving back up the boards).

Marshall is proven and available (for less than a first now that the Holmes trade is done) but they will not trade away draft picks for a proven guy (unless he is injured a lot).

It is highly doubtful they will draft another receiver (even though, failing a wishful thinking Marshall trade, I would love them to pick up D. Thomas or M. Williams). They have more than enough good possession guys. They are, indeed, satisfied. Stupidly so, in my opinion, but mine doesn't count.

TE:

They will address this with a reasonably high pick, I believe. A guy with great hands. Slower than watching molasses drip from a jar Haynos will be a casualty.

NT:

I believe they will target Dan Williams or, later, Cam Thomas. Either one is better than Soiai. Ferguson will be a fallback plan.

ILB:

Not convinced they address this position. Depends on how they view Chowder. With Dansby being the de Facto leader, maybe Chowder can do well again, as he did with Zach there. They may take someone as depth. McClain? Highly doubtful as there are too many other needs.

OLB:

In decent shape. Smiley is a surprise. I wouldn't be taken aback if Iupati is their #1 pick but I am not betting on it. Beyond that, maybe a guy in the later rounds.

RB:

Late round guy, if at all. They'll need to address this soon, but Sparano loves Cobbs and they really are okay this year (only, maybe).

QB:

No. But who knows with these guys?

ST:

This FO loves good ST guys. One or two in the late rounds, I'd think.

DE:

They have enough adequate to good guys at this position. Too many needs.

SS:

They need to address a strong backup to Bell who is older still (but good, yet).

CB:

No. Good, progressing starters, sufficient depth with Will Allen.

BOBBY12, I THINK THERE'S NO BABYS B/C NOW A DAYS A WOMEN CAN SLEEP ANY TIMES THEY WANT W/A MAN ,THEY DON'T NEED TO BE MARRIED AS BEFORE .IN EUROPE THE NORM NOW EVERY ONE SLEEPS W/EVERY ONE WITHOUT PRODUCING KIDS AND IT BECAME A HUGE ISSUE FOR THEM .

THAT'S A GREAT POINT BOBBY12 .

JIMMY JAM, THIS IS A BLOG NOT A BOOK STORE .WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED .

Aloco,

I don't want to sound like that crackpot "911 was an inside job" BUT.......

According to Govenor Jesse Ventura it's because of the: ILLUMINATI (pretend there's scary music playing in the background)!!!!
He says there's a chemical in all the new vaccines that the New World Order gives out for all them newfangled viruses.
Yeah, that's it, it's their way of controlling the overpopulation of the planet.
Yeah, yeah, see, there's a chemical in the vaccine that makes everybody GAY!!!!

Not that there's anything wrong with being GAY!!!!

Jimmy Jam I refuse to read that post, it is longer than the article

You are no dummy Armando. Profootballtalk picked up your report and so did the Sun-Sentinel. You do excellent work.

ODIN,

YOU R UP TO SOME THING . I HEARD THAT IN NY ( OVERPOPULATION ) THAT WORD APPLYS TO MANY SUBJECTS , THE GAY ISSUE COULD BE THESE PEOPLE GOT PORED W/NORMAL SEX AND HOW YOU EXPAINE WE MEN LOVE GAY WOMEN ? IT'S A TURN ON BEINDE BELIVE .

LMAO @ ALoco "it's not a bookstore". I started to read the post then scrolled down and decided I just couldn't do it...shorten it up Jimmy Jam

It's only long because I separated the sentences so it was clearer. It doesn't take long. Besides, the article stinks. Next time I'll put it into to three shorter posts so it's easier on the brain.

Basically the Trifecta will either build a winner, a loser or more mediocrity. The third is my current thinking, but I hope to be surprised.

Can we just let this Jt thing go Already he was a great player in his prime he is past his prime let him go and let's start playing wake

Great now you guys have done it.

Jimmy Jam's already working on a 3 part sequel.

Aloco,

I know what you mean.

I've been trying to hook my girlfriend up with one of my other girlfriends.

Donkey SEE....Donkey DO!!!!

Seriously,

Doesn't it bother anybody that Big Ben is this stupid?
The guy's a gazillionaire SuperBowl QB and he can't figure out how to get laid.

I rather keep him and play Wake.

I hope Brandon Graham starts at strong and Wake at weak. Then Jason comes in as the Mad Dog on pass downs.

It's always good to have an insurance policy in case of injuries.

HE SHOULD GET A PUPPY AND MOVE TO NY .

Odinseye

so u apply bust with our 1st round pick, i could say at 36 JY will get injured 8 games in and i rather take my chances with a 32 Adalius thomas who will get cut--

U wanna play IFFSSSS any1 can say anything to point in thier favor in anargument---

If you dont believe in mike nolan and bill parcless abilty in assessing a OLB, then 1 u just shouldnt be a phin fan, because you have to trust thier defensive mind--

Jason taylor is 36 thats a rediculous age and players get old overnite in a season---its not a no brainer you wait and see, after the draft and then go from there------

Aloc,

Who?

Big Ben or JT?

Jets are becoming the Raiders of the East.....a lot of me first personalities including the loudmouth coach....they got some luck and then got hot in the playoffs but thats it....They cant hide Sanchez his whole life, lol....

LT will show hes finished, Edwards and Holmes will be fighting for balls, Sanchez will be giving Dirty Sanchez's, Cromartie will father 7 more children, and Rex Ryan will explode from over eating...You heard it hear first....lol

Allen,

I'm in a happy go lucky mood(bourban), so if you're baitng me for a fight forget it.

If you want to be civil and discuss it I'm game.

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