Dolphins Trade Jason Taylor to Redskins
The Washington Redskins lost defensive end Phillip Daniels for the season, leaving a huge void on one of last year’s best defensive lines.
But it didn’t take long for them to fill that void. Today, the Washington Redskins traded for Jason Taylor, filling a hole at defensive end faster than they lost it.
It looks like the Miami Dolphins finally figured out that Jason Taylor wasn’t going to get them the value that they wanted on a market full of NFL teams knowing that the Dolphins were going to have to let go of him at some time. As a result, they let down their stance of demanding a first round pick for Taylor in favor of a 2009 second-round draft pick and a 2010 sixth-rounder.
I would love to say that this changes the landscape of the NFC and makes the Washington Redskins chances a whole lot better than they were entering this off-season, but it’s really a matter of perspective. Sure, they are a lot better off than they were after Daniels went down with his season-ending injury. But brining in Taylor to replace, as big of a move as that theoretically is, still only leaves them in the same position they were before Daniels was hurt.
Thus, the biggest story out of this isn’t the fact that Taylor is a Redskin, but the fact that he is no longer a Dolphin. It just goes to show you that you can trust much of what any team official tells you. Not the coach or the general manager, because at the end of the day, they are going to say what best interest their team. So telling the media for all those months that Jason Taylor was either going to be a Dolphin this season or retire was not only postering, but it was bold face lying in the face of reality, which was that they were going to take the best of the reasonable offers made to them and trade Taylor away.
And so now the Bill Parcells’ era in Miami has its first official big move. He only got a 2nd and 6th round pick, but their have been Superbowl teams created with less, and I won’t knock Parcells this early in the game.
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