So the Patriots are going to sign Taylor because he and Brady share man love? BB will sign Taylor because football is not the most important thing in his life? The Patriots will fork over millions, likely what Vrabel was being paid, for a NEW player who doesn't know the system and doesn't want to take part in offseason training? Taylor is the answer despite an incredibly disappointing 2008 in which his stats were cut in half? 13 games, 21 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 ff. Here's a quote from Hogs Haven that may inject both optimism for Pats fans and skepticism for GMs courting this guy. "The honeymoon with the new Washington dancing star, however, was pretty short lived. First, there was the freak injury. Second was the inability for Jason to adjust to Blacheâ€™s defensive style of defending the run first. Third was #55â€™s struggle to play on the other end of the defensive line from his natural side. The final straw provoking the pink slip was JTâ€™s refusal to work out with the rest of the team in the off-season workouts." The glass half full crowd will argue that injury and misuse, on a team he had no desire to play for, were too blame for his poor statistical season. BB will put a healthy Taylor in a position to succeed on a team that has a singular purpose. The half empty crowd will respond that age has caught up with him, he is a one trick pony, and lacks the fire to compete on the highest level. I'm betting that BB believes in Taylor as he did in Randy Moss, but Taylor has to show commitment to the team in the offseason. The Pats have signed several seasoned vets that will be getting their work in, and Taylor should be no different. The biggest red flag I see is that he struggled in a new environment after leaving his comfort zone in Miami.