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Jason Taylor's Happy Homecoming


Taylor, before going home. (By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)


Yesterday's day off for Redskins players came at a fortuitous time, because it allowed Jason Taylor not to miss anything important when he went home to Miami for his charity ping-pong tournament. I say "home," because in this Miami Herald story about the event, Taylor doesn't exactly shower greater Ashburn with the flowering emotive rays of "I love this place" praise.

''I'm just renting a house up there,'' Taylor told the paper. "I'm still here [in Miami]. When the season is over, I'll be here for the whole offseason. This is home. This is where I'm at.''

Plus, he watches every Dolphins game and promises to cheer on the Fins should they make the playoffs and, somehow, the Redskins not. By the way, you might remember when Vinny Cerrato made the trade back in the summer, he said he was "100 percent confident [Taylor will] play more than one year." Obviously circumstances have changed with Taylor's injury and his production, but "100 percent" would seem slightly different than Taylor's current assessment.

''I don't know,'' Taylor said of the future. "I don't know. I want to play ping-pong [Monday night], and, hopefully, I do it better than I've played football this season.''

One final matter: Taylor's assessment of the trade. The Skins, of course, sent along second- and sixth-round draft picks for Taylor and his $8 million salary. Taylor's subtle, nuanced, politically astute take on the relative merits of a late-in-his-career DE versus two draft picks?

"Who wouldn't have done it for a second-round pick and a sixth-round pick?" he told the Herald. "I would have done it, too."

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 16, 2008; 10:55 AM ET
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Comments

Please, please, please stay down there in Miami. If we don't have to watch you anymore on Sundays then we might, just might, have a chance of forgetting about those wasted draft picks.

Is it too early in the day to start drinking?

Posted by: Megskin | December 16, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor is Bruce Smith, Part II. He has done NOTHING to bolster the pass rush. Pathetic.

Posted by: DarkHelmet1983 | December 16, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Surprise Surprise!

Let's See, Ashburn or Miami?

Posted by: DaReal4th | December 16, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Told you so. Thanks for the plug, Steinz.

- Calais Campbell

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | December 16, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

A man that claims Thomas Jones is the same quilty football player as Portis is an asshat.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 16, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

A man that claims Thomas Jones is the same quilty football player as Portis is an asshat.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 16, 2008 3:25 PM


Except that Thomas Jones has about 100 less yards this season, but 6 more touchdowns, with 30 less attempts than CP. I'd take that production over CP this season. Sorry, today's NFL is all about "What have you done for me lately".

Posted by: JMSinCHeights | December 16, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

well i hope he can get the ping pong past the net since he cant get to the QB. is it just me or should both our ends call up LT this offseason or try and workout with charles mann and world grant so they can get some pointers...hey it couldnt hurt :)

Posted by: BANKS-GETS-THE-SKINSDOYOU | December 16, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse


"Jason Taylor is Bruce Smith, Part II."

Has he starting minting coins yet?

Posted by: metatext | December 16, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

We need another playoffs posting like the one you did last year. Just for kicks.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/12/playoffs_1.html

3.4% chance we get in if we win out. Yeah, we are not eliminated.

Posted by: tedunni1 | December 16, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Good for Taylor. I would've taken Snyder's money too. JT is just another in a long and ever-growing line of washed-up superstars who temporarily drop a suitcase in Ashburn for one final fat payday. In The House That Dan Snyder built, why draft for need when you can overpay a free agent, or make a lopsided trade for a player, based on his reputation?

Posted by: rooster75 | December 16, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I hope that washed up putz stays in Miami. He is worse than Bruce Smith. At least Bruce Smith got a few sacks.

Posted by: astrober1 | December 16, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Good for Taylor. I would've taken Snyder's money too. JT is just another in a long and ever-growing line of washed-up superstars who temporarily drop a suitcase in Ashburn for one final fat payday. In The House That Dan Snyder built, why draft for need when you can overpay a free agent, or make a lopsided trade for a player, based on his reputation?

Posted by: rooster75 | December 16, 2008 5:37 PM
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ummm, he was traded.. and didn't get anymore money than he would've in mia

Posted by: tryfuhl | December 16, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse


Good for Taylor. I would've taken Snyder's money too. JT is just another in a long and ever-growing line of washed-up superstars who temporarily drop a suitcase in Ashburn for one final fat payday. In The House That Dan Snyder built, why draft for need when you can overpay a free agent, or make a lopsided trade for a player, based on his reputation?

Posted by: rooster75 | December 16, 2008 5:37 PM
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ummm, he was traded.. and didn't get anymore money than he would've in mia

Posted by: tryfuhl | December 16, 2008 11:38 PM

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"or make a lopsided trade for a player" - they gave up a 2nd and a 6th for him.

Posted by: rooster75 | December 17, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Whats the problem with the comments? A lot pf players play ball in one city but call "home" another city. Moss, Portis, etc. probably still call Miami or another place in FL "home," Sean Taylor certainly did.

Hell, the only reason the Nationals have any chance of signing Texeira is 'cos Severna Park is his "home". So?

Posted by: vmrg1974 | December 17, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Whats the problem with the comments? A lot pf players play ball in one city but call "home" another city. Moss, Portis, etc. probably still call Miami or another place in FL "home," Sean Taylor certainly did.

Hell, the only reason the Nationals have any chance of signing Texeira is 'cos Severna Park is his "home". So?

Posted by: vmrg1974 | December 17, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

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