Most things in life come full circle. Jason Taylor’s career with the Miami Dolphins seems to have as well. Jason Taylor has twice been let go by the Dolphins…and returned after each time. He’s not the defensive wrecking force that he used to be, but he’s still viewed as a leader for the Dolphins in the locker room and on the field.
Since Tony Sparano arrived, the Dolphins players have voted on the team captain positions. Chad Henne was one of the Dolphins captains, but he has since been placed on injured reserve and is out for the rest of the season. Usually, teams do not replace captains if they are hurt. Apparently, Tony Sparano is making an exception. As Omar Kelly writes, Sparano selected Taylor as a captain for the Dolphins game against the Chiefs. Since the Dolphins have won every game since then, Sparano doesn’t want to tempt fate. He plans to keep the streak alive, as he has informally named Taylor a team captain for the remainder of the season.
We all know how great Jason Taylor was in his prime. He was a quarterback’s nightmare…Actually, I think Tom Brady still has nightmares about Taylor harassing him in the backfield. JT has been a standup guy and will eventually end up in the Dolphins Ring of Honor…and very possibly the NFL Hall of Fame. After the Dolphins week 2 loss to the Texans, it was Taylor that called a players only meeting. Granted, it didn’t work because the Dolphins would lose 5 more games, but is shows what type of a leader Taylor is. Through 10 games, Taylor has 4 sacks and 1 forced fumble in his part time role. Hopefully, he can create a few nightmares for Tony Romo on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.