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Jason Taylor 2: Electric Boogaloo

Greg Bedard starts the drumbeat for the Packers and Ted Thompson to persue Jason Taylor this offseason. Bedard points to Taylor being able to fill two glaring voids on the Packers roster: a pass rusher and veteran leadership.

I agree with Bedard's sentiments overall, but he goes a bit overboard with the following:

The Packers would be instant Super Bowl favorites in the NFC next season if they did two things: Sign Haynesworth and trade for Taylor.

It's a nice thought, but we all know that's not how Thompson operates. But signing Taylor is the kind of move Thompson should be looking at this offseason - a bit outside his usual comfort zone.

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packerwatch's picture

I'm not a big proponent of bringing in rapidly declining former stars.

bring in someone like terrell suggs if you want help at the defensive end position.

of course the big name would be peppers, but suggs would be a much better value and have more potential as a long-term player.

dustybricks6's picture

I didn't get the Jason Taylor talk a year ago, I don't get it now. Everything about this guy says he's done with the sport with the next one or two seasons and then he goes hollywood (a far cry from WI).What does that do for us? I agree with going after the B-list players -- Suggs, Dansby, Goff, Berry.

jerseypackfan's picture

Please no, not Jason Taylor. He WAS a great player.

DaveK's picture

Yeah, I thought Taylor wanted to only play one more year before starting his acting career. Who knows though - maybe he'll have something to prove next year. He might want to not suck for a year before he uses his football fame to launch into a movie career.

shoegal12's picture

Taylor might not have fit with the Pack. But I am watching the Cowboy/Raven game right now, and watching Ray Lewis, I am wishing that it would be great to have some defense leadership (and a decent D-Cordinator, would help as well)

Donald's Designated Driver's picture

I think Taylor has the potential to be everything that Hardy Nickerson was for the Pack.

packeraaron's picture

Ohhhh- that's a good call DDD.

Alex Tallitsch's picture

Great call DDD. Peppers.

Cheezer's picture

The key move is not Taylor, it's Haynsworth. Prior to their performance against the Steelers (which I attribute the the Steelers' craptacious offensive line), the Titans defense is head and shoulders with Haynsworth than they are without him.

Haynesworth missed three games in the middle of 2007. Opponents rushed for 166, 166, and 148 yards in those games. The Titans hadn't allowed a 100-yard rushing game all season before Haynesworth got injured. They mustered just one sack in each of the three games Haynesworth missed.

If he had any class, I'd be lobbying for him myself.

It goes without saying that Taylor is too old.

Keith's picture

Allow me to set Thompson's offseason agenda:

1. Sign Haynesworth

2. Sign Haynesworth

3. Sign Haynesworth

packeraaron's picture

I understand the enthusiasim for Haynesworth, but you all do realize there's little to no chance he's playing with the Packers next year, right? This is Ted Thompsons we're talking about. He will set what he thinks Haynesworth is, um, worth and then will not budge. Then some other team will come in and pay something, like, 20 million more. Now, I'm not saying I disagree with the sentiment, just trying to keep us all grounded in reality.

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