Dolphin’s Jason Taylor MIA
Miami Dolphin six-time Pro Bowler Jason Taylor, the team’s star defensive end, appears to be disinterested in attending the upcoming team’s training camps.
Miami head coach Tony Sparano said in a press conference, “Here’s what I know: What I know is that Jason Taylor – and I’m glad we’ve gotten the information; that’s important – I know that Jason is not going to be at any OTAs [organized team activities]. I know that Jason is not going to be at any minicamps, and I know that right now, that Jason is not going to be at training camp.
Word is that Taylor is unhappy with the way in which new Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells has treated him.
Taylor has been vocal about the changes, about the fact that he’s still dedicated to football and winning and about his plan to stay away. Some are concerned that with the arrival of new defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, Taylor won’t know the system.
Taylor noted in his sport’s blog, “Yes, there’s a new defense to learn. But we’ve had a lot of coaches the last five years, and I’ve learned all those defenses. We’ll make it work, trust me. We’re not reinventing the wheel here.”
There are rumors of a trade and Taylor may be trying to push the team to do just that.