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Jets make another push for Jason Taylor

When we last heard from the agent for free-agent defensive end/linebacker Jason Taylor, the word was that a decision on whether he’d be joining the Jets would be made by the middle of the week, at the earliest.

So once the middle of the week came, Jets owner Woody Johnson, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and coach Rex Ryan called Gary Wichard in the hopes of getting a deal done, according to Manish Mehta of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The biggest draw for Taylor could be the strides the Jets have made, which is putting them — at least on paper — on track for a championship.

“He wants to get to the Super Bowl,” an unnamed source familiar with the situation told Mehta.  “He wants to get a ring.”

We agree with that sentiment.  After all, he forced his way out of Miami two years ago when he regarded the 1-15 team as a rag-tag bunch with no chance of doing anything significant in 2008.  And so Taylor was traded to Washington.  The Dolphins went on to make the playoffs, and the Redskins didn’t.

Last year, Taylor tucked tail for a spot on the bandwagon in Miami.  Now that the Jets seem to be the frontrunners in the AFC East, he’s surely wondering whether he should climb aboard a train that could roll from New York to Dallas.

And it could be that the Jets opted to make a big push on Wednesday because the Dolphins’ addition of receiver Brandon Marshall puts the Fins firmly in play, too.

That said, there’s still no clear indication that the Dolphins want Taylor back for another year.  If they don’t, the decision for the 2006 NFL defensive player of the year becomes a lot easier.

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35 Responses to “Jets make another push for Jason Taylor”
  1. hnirobert says: Apr 15, 2010 7:52 AM

    If he’s smart he’ll wait until August. As a Dolphins fan all this Brandon Marshall and Jets stuff is fun to talk about but it’s April and nobody wins a Super Bowl then.
    My gut instinct is that he’ll stay a Fin. If he wanted to be a Jet he’d be one by now. He knows very well that if he was to win a Super Bowl with the Jets his ring finger would rot off.

  2. TheDPR says: Apr 15, 2010 7:54 AM

    Patriots win that division. Jests and Fish talk is just wishful thinking.

  3. DonTerrelli says: Apr 15, 2010 7:55 AM

    Who doesn’t want a ring?

  4. toothpick says: Apr 15, 2010 8:00 AM

    Dear Jason Taylor,
    Please go away. Thank you.
    Love,
    The World

  5. oldschool says: Apr 15, 2010 8:01 AM

    1969…The last time that the JETS have been in the Super bowl.
    Why will it be different this year?

  6. showtime says: Apr 15, 2010 8:04 AM

    everyones getting better so the patriots are waiting to do something….but what…

  7. xltriton says: Apr 15, 2010 8:04 AM

    There are no veteran presences in the Dolphins locker room. Jason could provide leadership. WHY WONT THEY JUST SIGN HIM FOR ANOTHER YEAR. He does provide a passrush. I would rather have him than Charlie Anderson. Cameron Wake showed “some potential”, but not enough to make Taylor expendible. SIGN HIM BILL YOU ……….. @#%&

  8. ampats says: Apr 15, 2010 8:10 AM

    Why the big push to sign Jason Taylor?
    The Jests have Vernon Gholston their#1 draft choice !!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. vem1BK says: Apr 15, 2010 8:16 AM

    As a die hard Jet fan this is getting annoying. It’s obvious JT is trying to gain leverage by using the Jets. We are offering more $ and have more talent at they key positions (db, wr, o-line and linebackers) so what’s the hold up? We look desperate for a fool who bailed on his team only to watch the rally to make the playoffs!
    Screw JT and build through the draft!!

  10. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 15, 2010 8:17 AM

    “Now that the Jets seem to be the frontrunners in the AFC East, he’s surely wondering whether he should climb aboard a train that could roll from New York to Dallas.”
    They havent even won the AFC East and you are declaring them SB contenders. They fricken fell into the playoffs last year when the Colts rolled over. Their HC didnt even know they were still alive. Please Mike, dont fall into the trap that the Jets fans are all falling into. Winning a week 3 SB doesnt put you any closer to the big prize and they are miles and miles away.

  11. JAJ says: Apr 15, 2010 8:30 AM

    Better question: Who gives a shit? Taylor has been DONE for a while now

  12. Securb says: Apr 15, 2010 8:30 AM

    @TheDPR The Patriots had a luke warm intra-division record last year. This year I would expect them to edge out the Bills for last place.

  13. bobhoo says: Apr 15, 2010 8:41 AM

    Come on Draft day…………..

  14. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 15, 2010 8:51 AM

    # Securb says: April 15, 2010 8:30 AM
    @TheDPR The Patriots had a luke warm intra-division record last year. This year I would expect them to edge out the Bills for last place.
    __________________________________
    I am too lazy to look it up, but werent the Pats 4-2 in the division last year? What would it take to get above “luke warm”? Again, too lazy to look it up but I think the Jets were 2-4, or 3-3 in the division….

  15. jbeezy13 says: Apr 15, 2010 9:08 AM

    JT is a future hall of famer… 1st Ballot, no question. To add him to your roster is a blessing on and off the field… Jets your lucky teams laid down for you… Thomas Jones leaving will ruin you… GO Phins…

  16. overkil2 says: Apr 15, 2010 9:10 AM

    “vem1BK says:
    April 15, 2010 8:16 AM
    As a die hard Jet fan this is getting annoying. It’s obvious JT is trying to gain leverage by using the Jets. We are offering more $

    You are not offering more money. JT made more last year with the Fins than you can offer him for a 2 year contract. This year if the Fins bring him back, it will be for more than what you guys can offer. He isn’t going to the Jets, he’s just playing you guys to get a cotrct done with the Fins, only he doesn’t have the leverage he once had.

  17. Austskate says: Apr 15, 2010 9:15 AM

    Taylor’s ego is way too big to wait until after draft day to see if the Dolphins want him. He’ll be joining the J E T S before the draft.
    Gotta love all the pats fans/ jets haters who just go on the Jets message boards and talk shit. YOUR TEAM HAS DONE NOTHING. Stop pretending like the Jets haven’t improved because they clearly have. Ill be the first one to give the Dolphins credit for a solid offseason just like I would if the patriots did anything, which they haven’t. Just take a step back and give the Jets some props when theyre due.
    Going to be one hell of a division race this year

  18. bhyg says: Apr 15, 2010 9:22 AM

    The addition of Cromartie helps the pass defense but is a liability against the run…it’s like playing against ten men. They got rid of the league leading rusher for a guy who averaged 3.3 ypc.
    They have abunch of guys who MIGHT be ok if things are going well but as soon as they have some adversity they will whine and be disruptive.
    Games aren’t won on paper and I think losing Jones is huge!

  19. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 9:41 AM

    oldschool says:
    April 15, 2010 8:01 AM
    1969…The last time that the JETS have been in the Super bowl.
    Why will it be different this year?
    Your a moron, we won the superbowl 69 you won in 72 so your not doing much better. Plus the last decade of stats the Jets are a much better team. But who really cares except insecure Dolphin fans.

  20. 305DOLFAN says: Apr 15, 2010 9:42 AM

    Tuna, Tuna, Tuna. I dont know where your going with this. Keep taylor and draft another pas rusher. We were in the top 5 in sacks last year so why subtract when you can always add more. Tuna, Tuna, Tuna.

  21. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 9:52 AM

    To all you know it all Dolphin fans losing Jones was big but, the Jets had the #1 offensive line in the league last year, Jones had holes the size of a hookers thang on a Sat night, I wish Jones well but he doesn’t come close to his numbers again with the line he will be running behind this year in K.C., Leon Washington signs his tender today, Shon Greene, and L.t. not to bad in my book, but what do I know.

  22. FinFan says: Apr 15, 2010 10:03 AM

    The jets had it easy following up to playoffs when the colts and bengals made it in they didnt show up to play jets! Miami was nailed with three teams at end of season all very much alive for playoffs and they didnt go down without a fight! So r the jets for real = i doubt it

  23. eljay2 says: Apr 15, 2010 10:08 AM

    The Taylor saga is starting to mirror the Favre saga. He wants to stay in south Florida. The only question is if the Dolphins cave to his NY pressure. He’s played this card before.

  24. oldschool says: Apr 15, 2010 10:20 AM

    # jetboy says: April 15, 2010 9:41 AM
    oldschool says:
    April 15, 2010 8:01 AM
    1969…The last time that the JETS have been in the Super bowl.
    Why will it be different this year?
    Your a moron, we won the superbowl 69 you won in 72 so your not doing much better. Plus the last decade of stats the Jets are a much better team. But who really cares except insecure Dolphin fans.
    ————————————————–
    I am a Pats fan……but as far as the Dolphins go they have at least ben in two Super Bowls since 72
    1969…..remember it!

  25. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 10:38 AM

    # jetboy says: April 15, 2010 9:41 AM
    oldschool says:
    April 15, 2010 8:01 AM
    1969…The last time that the JETS have been in the Super bowl.
    Why will it be different this year?
    Your a moron, we won the superbowl 69 you won in 72 so your not doing much better. Plus the last decade of stats the Jets are a much better team. But who really cares except insecure Dolphin fans.
    ————————————————–
    I am a Pats fan……but as far as the Dolphins go they have at least ben in two Super Bowls since 72
    1969…..remember it!
    I remember and exactly we won 69 and they won 72, all the rest is shit my friend so they went to the dance a couple times with the fat ugly girl, they only count if you win, it’s all about the ring, they have one and we have one.

  26. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 11:02 AM

    FinFan says:
    April 15, 2010 10:03 AM
    The jets had it easy following up to playoffs when the colts and bengals made it in they didnt show up to play jets! Miami was nailed with three teams at end of season all very much alive for playoffs and they didnt go down without a fight! So r the jets for real = i doubt it
    your team could have been there except you blew your last three games. 1. Tenn, 2. Hou, 3.Pitt. So what the hell you talking about, we beat Cinci 2X in a row and beat San Diego on the road, and by all means we were still in the game in the third quarter when they pulled Manning so that game was still up for grabs.

  27. Reggie'sBush says: Apr 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    I hope Jets get him, as that will use up their ability to sign free agents based on being in the final 8…
    No Jets to steal Sharper from my Saints

  28. JetChris says: Apr 15, 2010 11:19 AM

    oldschool says:
    April 15, 2010 8:01 AM
    1969…The last time that the JETS have been in the Super bowl.
    Why will it be different this year?
    HAHAHAH
    Last Fins SB – 5 years later bro

  29. finsbooyah says: Apr 15, 2010 12:09 PM

    jetboy says “it’s all about the ring, they have one and we have one. ”
    Actually, Miami has 2… Owned

  30. KILLER FIN says: Apr 15, 2010 12:17 PM

    jets are not going to the Super Bowl this year either… LATS YEAR WAS A FLUKE!!! Get over it!!! C’mon back to Miami J.T. it just got better over there!!! GO FINS!!!

  31. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 12:24 PM

    sorry what year was the other one? I forgot

  32. overkil2 says: Apr 15, 2010 2:31 PM

    “finsbooyah says:
    April 15, 2010 12:09 PM
    jetboy says “it’s all about the ring, they have one and we have one. ”
    Actually, Miami has 2… Owned

    Yes, 2 wins. 1972 and 1973. Jetboy can’t even look up something so trivial in this day and age and you think we’ll take you seriously about anything you say? Bahahaha
    How many Divions titles Since 2000?
    Fins 2 Jets 1
    Yeah, yeah, NE won the rest, we know.

  33. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    why Thank You, but b4 you start yelling I was busy at work, and check your spelling “Division Titles” you knuckle head. lol

  34. chimi says: Apr 16, 2010 1:32 AM

    No Thomas Jones= No Running Game
    Have fun Jet fans.

  35. HellRelle24 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:51 PM

    chimi u prob just shouldnt chime in with your utterly useless comments…GREENE, LT, LEON. BEST OFFENSIVE LINE IN THE LEAUGE. start watching some football before you spew out the mouth

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