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Taylor To The Jets: Legacy Tarnished

Jason Taylor, the former Dolphins legend, and the rival New York Jets agreed to a 2 year, $13.75 million contract today, that shipped JT out of Miami, and into New York.

Taylor has gone to the dark side with this signing, and this move can only work against him.

Remember back in 2008 when the Trifecta first arrived in Miami. JT was shipped to the Washington Redskins, only to watch his former team win the AFC East, and enter the playoffs, somewhere he has not been in a long time.

The Dolphins front office know that they do not need Taylor to win this season. Sure, he would add depth to the linebacking core, but he was not needed badly.

I cannot begin to express how disgusted I am with JT at this point. He went to the team that he shared a hate for with the fans his entire career. He will now be a member of a team that he bashed, along with their fans, for years!

How can one be so hypocritical as this? The signing was just hands down classless on Taylor’s part, and while I do understand that a job is a job, at some point, some team would have signed Jason, maybe even the Dolphins, after the draft had concluded.

Many speculate that the reason for Taylor’s departure was a personal dispute with the regime. This is undoubted on my part. Taylor was always thought of as a “diva” by the Dolphins staff, no matter who denies otherwise. The Tuna never forgets, and it was proved today, and in the past couple of weeks, when the Fins made no move to keep Taylor.

The Dolphins do not want a player who would skip out on some of the voluntary workouts during the off-season. This is what Taylor would do though. In his contract, the Jets guaranteed Taylor that he would not have to participate in all of the off-season workouts. This is something that I would never want the Dolphins to guarantee in anyone’s contract.

Taylor is supposed to be a veteran leader in the Dolphins locker room, and he goes and signs with a rival team, perhaps the Dolphins biggest rival at this point.

It just so happens, that Taylor’s first game back in Miami will also be the Fins first home game of the season. This game will be on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. There is no better platform to embarrass a former legend, then on primetime.

Has Taylor not seen what the Dolphins offensive line did to the Jets front seven? We firmly knocked the Jets linebackers on their butts time and again, and JT will have the same fate.

Sure, the players may exchange well wishes and hugs with JT before the game, but the fans in Miami will have none of it. Taylor will be booed the whole game, and with all due respect, after signing with the Jets, he deserves it.

I feel betrayed. Thanks for the memories Jason, they are all now erased from my mind, as you have let down every single fan in Dol-Fan Nation.

I will have quotes from the JT press conference up after it concludes.

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