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Could the Patriots revisit Jason Taylor?

Posted by Albert Breer  January 27, 2010 06:36 PM

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3) He loves Bill Belichick: But you knew that. Those two guys have some sort of mutual admiration thing going on. One overlooked piece to this puzzle ... Taylor was DPOY in 2006, posting 13.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two picks returned for touchdowns. His coach? That's right, Nick Saban. The idea of playing in a similar system, with Belichick, is certainly part of the intrigue for Taylor.

4) The Dolphins' situation is in flux: Taylor loved playing for Tony Sparano, but turnover in the coaching staff has brought about some uncertainty on the defensive side of the ball. The vet's got plenty of affection for the organization in Miami, but needs to find a comfort level with new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and new linebackers coach Bill Sheridan. Also, there's the unsettled matter of Joey Porter's situation, which will certainly influence Taylor's position.

Now, I do know that plenty of you out there would rather have younger guys shoring up the edge, but if those guys take time to develop, having Taylor as insurance wouldn't hurt. Again, this is a situation that is off on the horizon. Still, it's worth considering, even at this juncture.
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