I was going to let this die a quiet death. I posted this the other day on a Miami Dolphins fan forum I sometimes frequent, basically for grins and to stir up the peeps (Easter joke). Now I see that it is being discussed on the Miami Herald Armando Salguero blog and figured, well, may as well say something to resurrect the issue (Easter again).
On the Dan Patrick show earlier this week, Jason Taylor was asked what he would do with the picks in this draft if he were in position to make the picks.
“I would trade our 53 for Tom Brady,” Taylor said. “I would trade our entire roster for Tom Brady.”
Now of course we all know that Jason is friends with Tom Brady and that he has a lot of respect for him as well. We also know that the Miami Dolphins are not exactly a who’s who of NFL players. My first thought when I heard the quote was, “well this should stir up the locals”. My second thought was and still is “big deal”.
As it has been pointed out from several readers of the above mentioned forum, other Phin forums, and the Salguero blog, that statement from the only “face” of this current franchise was a little over the top. Although I agree that it probably should not have been made, I really do not think that the intention was to cause any animosity. After all, how many players on a 1-15 team can honestly take offense? How many of those same players wouldn’t agree that the Patriots would turn it down?
For the record JT…you may want to change that figure though, your one of the 53 man roster which means that Brady would be here and you would be with the other 52 up there.
IN OTHER NEWS: According to a report in the Fl. Sun-Sentinel, Chad Henne may be the choice with the 32nd pick in the draft. Henne, per the above, is rising on the Dolphins wish list. Personally, I think it’s a smokescreen.