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  1. MassPats38

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    The article provides a little more than the other articles on the subject. I did not see a link to it in the other discussions.
     
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    If Taylor's going to play the Pats and Dolphins off each other for some more dough, then he won't be a Pat.
     
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    The "it's not about the money" comment is hopeful. I read the "I sign one line on the contract, and the other guy signs the other line" in reference to a Dolphins return as implying Parcells was the "other guy" and as such the Dolphins would have to want him to return for that to be a possibility. At the same time, the comment could also be read as "it's not all about the money."
     
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    If he wants a chance at a ring he'd better come here. The Dolphins won't be winning the division with Brady's return and they'll likely not be a WC as our division has a tougher schedule this year. If the Dolphins are over .500 I'll be surprised.
     
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    ^^^I, too, feel like the Dolphins were a bit of a fluke last year and don't really expect the same output/performance from them in the upcoming season. With that said, if it isn't about the money for Taylor and he wants to compete for the playoffs and probably more, then the Pats would seem to be the better option.
     
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    I thought he left on bad terms with Parcells. For some reason I can't see him going back to the Dolphins unless the big Tuna calls him personally and clears the air.
     
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    The fact that he sounds so open to going back to Miami makes me think it's less likely he comes to NE. And I'm not liking that.
     
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    Someone, perhaps his agent, could arrange a meeting. Football is a business. Taylor want to play close to home, if he can.

     
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    Is it about money? He walked away from far more than hed get from us.
     
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    Not really feeling Taylor anyways, Peppers or rooks I prefer.
     
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    Killing me.
     
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    Friday, March 27, 2009
    NFL Rumor Central-ESPN
    Patriots the front-runner for Taylor?
    Jason Taylor | Redskins | Interested: Patriots?

    With no resolution in sight for the Julius Peppers situation, the New England Patriots might be taking advantage of the fact that there is an older but similar player on the market, and they wouldn't have to wrangle a trade in order to acquire him.
    Having been released nearly a month ago by the Washington Redskins, Jason Taylor is in no hurry to sign with a new team, but two sources have informed Yahoo! Sports that the Patriots are Taylor's top choice. According to the sources, Taylor sees New England as his best chance to win a Super Bowl ring, and he is aware of coach Bill Belichick's reputation of deftness in handling veteran players.

    For the Patriots, a deal with Taylor makes sense for all the same reasons that a trade for Peppers would make sense. The team has a need for a disruptive pass-rusher, and while Taylor had somewhat of an off-year in 2008, it is believed by some that the reason for it was the defensive scheme in Washington as opposed to declining skills. For his part, Patriots owner Robert Kraft played coy about the situation at the NFL owners' meetings, saying of Taylor's potential with the team, "I'm sure that can happen if he wants it."

    Another possibility to fill the role is the draft, and a report in the Boston Globe indicates that the team may use a first- or second-round pick on Cincinnati defensive end Connor Barwin, who led the Big East with 11 sacks in 2008. The added bonus with Barwin is that he played his first three seasons for Cincinnati as a tight end, and the team may have visions of him playing a role similar to Mike Vrabel, who was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason.
     
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    Sorry you disagree. It's just my opinion.
     
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    Uh, you need to look up 'fluke' :rofl:
     
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    Ah, a joke. I see now. You two were talking about the other meaning.:rofl: Sorry, I've encountered some very smart-@ss responses to legitimate points/questions in my short time here and that tends to put a person on the defensive just a tinge. I get it now though, and it's hilarious. My apologies to Sieglo and you, PatsWickedPissah.
     
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    No problem. We had some fun at your expense. Enjoy the Forum!
     
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    I had some fun at my expense, so I can blame you two.:cool3: Seriously, though, I'm glad to have found this place. I can't imagine how I never knew of it before a few days ago.
     
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    The day you found us was the day your luck ran out. :eek:
     
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    Welcome to the forum, be careful we tend to eat our young here.

    Just kidding, maintain a thick skin and have a blast.
     
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