PFT Rumor Jason Taylor to the packers

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  1. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    There are highly unsubstantiated Internet rumors of a trade that would send Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor to the Packers for a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick.
    Though it's possible that the Fins and the Packers are talking, there's a key component in all of this that hasn't occurred. Specifically, no one has broached the subject with Taylor.
    And we're convinced that no team would swing a trade for Taylor absent a clear and unequivocal commitment from him that he'd welcome the deal and not retire.
    Taylor currently is in preparations for the next season of Dancing with the Stars. Unless he pulls a Kenny Mayne, Taylor won't be available for a big chunk of the offseason workouts. So who would want to give up a 2008 draft pick or two for a guy that can be had later for selections in 2009?
    We're not saying a trade won't happen. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that Taylor wants out of Miami. But we're convinced that nothing is going to happen in the short term, and we believed that nothing will happen at all until Taylor's time on television ends.
    Meanwhile, we've got a feeling that anyone who wants Taylor is going to have to pay him. It's the Tommy Kelly effect; if a so-so guy coming off a torn ACL gets $18 million guaranteed, what is a high-end player worth?
  2. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Taylor has at most 2 years left in the tank. Trading a 2nd & 4th for him would be a good move for the Dolphins. As we all know how much BP likes those draft picks.
  3. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Could Taylor play OLB in a 3-4? Just wondering.

    If not, probably not a great fit for BP.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Holy cow. A 2nd and 4th? For a player that will be 34 when the season starts?
  5. SacredStar

    SacredStar Well-Known Member

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    The Packers just picked up an extra 2nd round pick after trading their franchised player, DT Corey Williams, to Cleveland.

    They are now looking to use that pick to get a veteran defensive player.

    What doesn't make sense is why would you trade a young, solid DT who has tremendous upside (14 sacks the last 2 seasons from the DT spot) , for an old beat up veteran?

    Big mistake imo.
  6. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I agree, and I don't buy it for a minute.
  7. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    I Guess considering that this is most likely Farve's last year, that the Packers are taking a win it now attitude.

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