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Skins Trade For Jason Taylor

Vinny Cerrato just announced the Skins acquired Pro Bowl DE Jason Taylor from Miami for a second round pick in 2009 and a sixth-round pick in 2010.

The Skins assume the final two years of Taylor's contract as is, Cerrato said, with no re-negotiation (Washington had about $8 million in cap space prior to the trade, Cerrato said). Taylor, 33, is set to make $8 million this season (including a $500,000 roster bonus, and $8.5 million next season, including the same $500,000 bonus).

Taylor has talked about playing just one more season before leaving the NFL for acting/Hollywood options, but Cerrato, Washington's executive VP of football operations, said, "I'm 100 percent confident he'll play more than one year.".

Cerrato said he began talking to the Dolphins this afternoon, following Washington's second practice. He said immediately after practice that the Redskins had had no contact with other teams about trades as of that point, so that would mean the deal came together in something like 90 minutes.

Cerrato said the season-ending injuries to starting left end Phillip Daniels and reserve end Alex Buzbee forced Washington to exhaust all options. He said Taylor will move to the left side with Washington - he played right end in Miami - and Andre Carter will remain the starting right end.

"We're fortunate there is a guy of that caliber on the market when a guy gets hurt," said Cerrato.

Taylor (6-6, 255 pounds) is a former NFL player of the year who brings elite pass rushing skills, something sorely missing on this line for years (though Carter had a strong season in 2007). Defensive line has long been an area of concern for Washington.

Cerrato said he expects Taylor would report to the team on Monday. Taylor has clashed with Miami, and new front office maven Bill Parcells in particular, about being away from the team for much of the offseason to participate in "Dancing With The Stars." Cerrato shares an uncommonly close relationship with Gary Wichard, Taylor's agent, and was confident the player was ready to make an impact and is focused on football.

"He's excited for a new start," Cerrato said of Taylor.

Starting tackle Cornelius Griffin said he is sad to lose a teammate such as Daniels to injury, but was eager to welcome Taylor to town.

"I think he can really help us," Griffin said. "He's a great asset to our team - he may be a future Hall of Famer - and I think he's someone who would look forward to working with me and Andre and some of the younger guys we have on the line."

Jason Reid broke the news of the trade to young defensive lineman Lorenzo Alexander, who responded : "We got him? Wow, that's awesome," defensive tackle Lorenzo Alexander said. "You're talking about a guy who can make a huge impact. He's a perennial Pro Bowler and a guy who was a defensive player of the year, so you know he can come in and really help you get after that quarterback.

"And from a leadership standpoint, he's someone who has been in this game a long time. He's seen a lot and he's accomplished a lot. I don't know him, but hopefully he's the type of guy who's going to want to come in and help the young players, such as myself. Anyway you look at it, it's a great move."

Taylor had 11 sacks last season - more than any Redskin - and has posted at least 8 1/2 sacks every season this decade. He has missed just four games since entering the NFL in 1997, and had spent his entire career with the Dolphins after being selected in the third round by the club.

By Jason La Canfora  |  July 20, 2008; 6:41 PM ET
 
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Comments

Sorta had to do something, though a 2nd round pick will be a steep price unless he has a great year, or maybe a few here in DC.

Posted by: SkinsFreak | July 20, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Good deal

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Called it!

Posted by: buckley | July 20, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

good

Posted by: jason | July 20, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

one year and done for a 2nd? A little steep but we were in a horrible negotiating position.

Posted by: awolfinwater | July 20, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Improves our pass rush.I'll take it.

Posted by: kyle | July 20, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

JT drafted in '97.

2nd and 6th heavy price for a fella with 2 or 3 years left.

We'll see....

Posted by: GAD | July 20, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

wow that didn't take long! We're there any others at the position considered? Peppers?

Posted by: duane | July 20, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Taylor sticks around for a couple of seasons. Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders.

Posted by: David | July 20, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

LATE AS ALWAYS! YOU DO A TERRIBLE JOB BREAKING ANY NEWS. YOU DON'T DESERVE TO COVER THE SKINS!

Posted by: jcb | July 20, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

By just announced Jason means as previously been reported on Fox, PFT, and Comcast Sports Net. Keep up the hard work Jason!

Posted by: I love LaCanfora! | July 20, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

@Lance from previous post:

Lance, if he is Bruce Smith in a tutu, I will take my lumps as well...deal????

Hail!

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Good deal Vinny...way to be aggressive!!! Jason Taylor makes you better right now. I can live with a 2nd as long as we keep the rest of our picks. You still have young depth that you can still bring along.

I like the move, but I know RI nation will rip em'

Posted by: sicwidit | July 20, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

SUPERBOWL BOUND

Posted by: WE WIN | July 20, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

This deal probably won't top the stupidity of the TJ Ducket deal, but a second and sixth round picks for a 34-year old, who has overstayed his welcome with his current team, seems a bit steep. However, if Taylor is healthy, he should be a big upgrade over Daniels.

Posted by: M | July 20, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

The cards told me about this trade around 6:30, more than 11 mins before it was announced by JLaC. The Cards don't lie!

Posted by: Miss Cleo | July 20, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

2nd for 34 year-old is steep.

Period.

Looks good now, but I don't think this deal will age well.

Posted by: GAD | July 20, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

J.T. will not stay a 2nd season. Why play when you can make easy money doing TV/Movies?

J.T. is the 2008 Deion Sanders.

Posted by: A.J. | July 20, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

This makes me think that Redskins will not draft a DE in the first round next year. I think they will go with a corner, or OL, or linebacker.

Posted by: M | July 20, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

A 34 year old Jason Taylor is way better than a 35 year old Phillip Daniels...

We'll see...

I think the Redskins did well by going conservative in free agency so they could make this move.

This was a good upgrade for a year or two, by then Wilson should be ready to roll.

Posted by: sicwidit | July 20, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

What else could thay have done?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

The second is high. However, I think the skins have all their other picks which gives them some flexability to recoup the lost pick.

Posted by: MJ | July 20, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

I live In Florida...Local news reports down here are saying that Taylor appears to be indeed headed for DC...They are hammering out details.....Report out of Miami

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 6:10 PM

I already broke this news an hour ago! LOL

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

jason taylor will stay more than 1 season. he said he plays football to win and not for the money. thats why he'll stay. if he just wanted money then hed already be in hollywood. he wants to WIN. here in DC, he can, and he will. he'll play for us atleast 2 more years maybe more. congrats redskins fans, we just went from having a average DE tandem to possibly the best in the NFL.

Posted by: the dude | July 20, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

geez Guys and Gals...a 2nd next year and a sixth in 2010..>WHO CARES!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The Channel 9 sportscaster (Sara Somebody) just said

"Cornerback Sean Taylor is back and feeling better than ever after mysteriously missing those OTA sessions earlier this year."

She corrected herself in the next sentence.

Posted by: Who Me | July 20, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Hallelujah!!!

Posted by: Shaw, DC | July 20, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

@ 6:56:
HOW ABOUT DRAFT A DE IN THE 2nd RD!!?!?
The Fred Davis pick now makes less and less sense. I'm just happy that Cerrato is now officially in charge so that someone's head will roll when we look back on these moves.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

What else could thay have done?

Posted by: | July 20, 2008 6:56 PM


By drafting WAY TOO MANY receivers and no DE's, they were in a corner.

They had to do something.

Let's not forget, Vinny is a moron. He found himself in a corner and he had no choice today.

Not a good place to be.

Posted by: GAD | July 20, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

DOES ANYONE REALLY QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS AN UPGRADE??? DANIELS IS A GOOD LOCKER ROOM GUY, but Come on!!! THE DOLPHINS WANTED MORE 3 Months ago.

Posted by: CLEGG | July 20, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Good work Leevi, when this blog is at its best is whenthe commentors are aggregating info and bringing it here to the hog feeding troff!

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I like it! He's the best in the NFL and will improve our line 100%. A second next year, and a 6th the year after will not hurt us! I don't know about Super Bowl bound, but we deffinitly made our team better! HTTR!!!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | July 20, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Lose two defensive ends in the first practice is not a good sign.Hopefully, he has something to prove and give us a good two years

Posted by: pjd | July 20, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

They also gave up a 6th in 2010, which is what is used ot build DEPTH, so that you don't HAVE TO trade away a 2nd when sh*t happens.

Posted by: Who Me | July 20, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

he is def an upgrade. we are better now than we were this morning. people hating on him for having other interests outside of football is ridiculous. we should get at least 20 sacks from out starting DE's this year.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I think this can be a good thing. Some may thing the price was too high, maybe, but I see no reason why this wouldn't work out in our favor. I think JT will stay for two years and play extremely well just to show old Lumpy (Parcels) he's not as smart as he thinks he is. As for Vinny, well you know what they say, "even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then..." GO SKINS'

Posted by: 82AllAmericans | July 20, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey Clegg, thanks for screaming at us....

Argue all you want about if this was a sound move, but arguing that J. Taylor isn't good...wow just wow..

Hey whateves....welcome to the maroon and black Taylor...lets kick some azz!

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I must say, this does not let Vinny off the hook for not drafting a DE in the draft! I still believe that was a costly move, but can't do anything about it now.

Posted by: redryan400 | July 20, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Look at it this way Guys....no more double teams on Carter and Griffin...Guess who takes the doubles now?! i suppose Carter is in for a MONSTER year now...and welll Jason does what he does getting doubled already....As well as a locker room leader and great teammate...GREAT MOVE>>>>>!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

MAYBE IF I TYPE IN ALL CAPS MY POINT WILL SEEM MORE VALID

Posted by: Donkey Boy | July 20, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

The PFT report @ 6:30 reads as if the deal wasnt final, just in the works. I take this post to mean the trade is complete.

Posted by: jg284481 | July 20, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

They gambled on not drafting a DE higher and lost, so they had to do this deal. Hard to second guess until you see what kind of players Calais Campbell, Merling, Fred Davis, and Malcolm Kelly turn out to be. A 2nd for a one year player is harsh, but if he thrives with the skins and stays a few years then it's a decent deal. Given the history, or lack thereof, of players leaving to make it big in Hollywood - and succeeding - I doubt he'll leave after one year.

Unreported story: Who's the beast at RT whose been beating the sjk out of our defensive ends?

Posted by: mtnskinsfan@yahoo.com | July 20, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Daniels - thanks; for putting yourself out 100% for the Redskins. We appreciate you big time.

It's not a good day for you, but God is bigger than this setback.

Grace to you.

Posted by: BigTGuy | July 20, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie is a bonehead--while Taylor MAY pan out for this year, what then? Hopefully Demetric Evans can step up, but this is just another example of Vinnie sticking his pudgy little fingers in the dike and hoping it won't rain

Posted by: mmiked | July 20, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, Daniels, I salute you. I will always remember the absolute tear daniles went on during our 05 march to the playoffs!!!!!

Thanks!

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I know i shouldent feel good about this but i do!!!! Ill take it with him and carter on the ends we might actually be able to get some pass rush with a 4 man front his year.

Posted by: outlaw | July 20, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

LARRY, NO WORRIES... This is a good move, as if we had another choice. I thought we'd have to give up more, but I suppose the tuna was anxious to get to get rid of him.

Posted by: CLEGG | July 20, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

man that was quick....

being a redskins fan is one of the craziest things to be in the world, and no other sports team's fans have any idea what its like.... dont you love it.

HTTR

Posted by: kg | July 20, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

"Cornerback Sean Taylor is back and feeling better than ever after mysteriously missing those OTA sessions earlier this year."

She corrected herself in the next sentence.


Posted by: Who Me | July 20, 2008 7:00 PM

Oh she stated that he was actually a safety?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Nads

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

We don't have all our draft picks... Wasn't the Kendall trade one that involved picks this year? What did we give away for Erasmus James? How many picks are we giving up now?

Wasn't it nice to have three early picks last draft? I think we got some quality players (time will tell), but when you see that they're signing contracts for $3-5 mil when we'll be paying JT $8 mil a year for the next 2 years.....

I do definitely see him as an upgrade but it's at a pretty steep price, and as a return to the FA orgies of the past (and look where that got us). I suspect we could have held out a bit longer and gotten him cheaper. No one else was rumored to be in the running. He was talking about holding out at camp. Their camp doesn't start for almost a week...

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

I think he plays 2 years min. DC is close to NYC, that will help Taylor's future goals.

Take a gander at the Dline depth the skins have now

Carter
Taylor
Corn Dog
Montgomery
Gholston
Alexander
Wilson
James
Jackson

not to shabby with some younger guys who can now grow and learn without getting hung out to dry by starting out of nessecity.

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

At least this should put the Favre rumors to rest for awhile.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan@yahoo.com | July 20, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

What a circus. This is, without question, one of the worst trades I have ever seen. The skins had a myriad of opportunities to draft a quality DE in the 2nd round of this year's draft (Phillip Merling, Calais Campbell, Quentin Groves, etc), but went for three receiving options instead. To then give up a FUTURE 2nd round pick for a guy who only wants to play 1 year is to compound the error. Yet another blunder by the Skins' FO.

Posted by: GroverCleveland80 | July 20, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse


Idiots. A second round choice for an undersized DE who will play a year. A FIRST YEAR for a new coach with virtually NO chance to get into the playoffs.

This is the height of stupidity.

May I be the first to say:

FIRE CERRATO

And FIRE SNYDER

Get a real GM and a real owner in here.

Tuna is laughing his narrow A$$ off at Snyder.

And rightly so.

HE will rebuild his team with Draft choices. the laughably bad Redskins FO goes back to the old days and grabs an aging "star" worth far less than he cost, and less than he's being paid.


Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Vinny traded away a 2nd rounder.

A 2nd-rounder is a prime starter for atleast 6-8 years.

This is the same short sightedness that we have seen in the Skins for years.

Put down the Kool-Aid girls and look at the real price being paid here for a 34 yr-old
with a handful of years left in him.

Posted by: GAD | July 20, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why we're going to move him to the left side when he's been coming of the other end... seems like a mistake. Guy's a great pash rusher... no reason to put him against the tight end and hope he stops the run. Would be much happier if we only gave up a 3rd rd pick. Cap hit will cost us next year assuming he goes to hollywood...

Posted by: beat kal | July 20, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

...also, the one person on the defense that should benefit from this should be Carlos Rogers, this means JT will play the left DE and Carter on the right side, this automatically upgrades out D-line and pass rush and may even prove to be a good thing against the screen pass, so I do see more balls coming his (Rogers') way... and he needs to take advantage of this opportunity. GO SKINS' !

Posted by: 82AllAmericans | July 20, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

GAD,

"Put down the Kool-Aid girls" Hey aren't we all fans of the same team. Don't really see why we gotta insult each other....

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

It's a good deal and the timing was perfect, but I still reserve the right to Cerrato.

Posted by: Kelly | July 20, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

this is an awesome move, GO SKINS!!

Posted by: redskinfan | July 20, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

"Not a good way to start, at all," middle linebacker London Fletcher said. "It's a big blow to our defense. Phil was a tremendous leader, excellent at playing the run, and was going to be our third-down attack guy. With him going down, it's like we're replacing two guys."

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Trade for Kendall:

"The Jets will receive a fifth-round pick in 2008 if Kendall plays 80 percent of the snaps this year for Washington; if he plays more than that, the pick would be upgraded to a fourth-rounder in 2009."
(from espn.com)

Erasmus James:
"The Redskins have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2009 draft to Minnesota for defensive end Erasmus James."

So it looks like we've given up in 2009:

2nd round
4th round
7th round

2010:

6th round


Just saying....

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

"And FIRE SNYDER"

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 7:15 PM

*******************************************

How exactly does one "fire" the owner of a professional sports team?

Seems like way to many posters in here today have sand in their vaginas. Take that sand and build a sandcastle or do something positive with it.

Posted by: Reality | July 20, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

As I see the usaul lets bash the front office for making a move....MY GOD! Do you bashers EVER shut up?! EVER????!

What would you expect them to do after losing a starting DE and then a back up DE in the first day of camp? Oh yeah that right...you guys are right...Lets do nothing and then listen to you uys bi tch all year how bad the D line is and that they never made any moves at all...

Are you kidding me? people in here stating Jason is under sized and not an upgrade or over rated....Those comment deserves no response...are you on crack????

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Trade for Kendall:

"The Jets will receive a fifth-round pick in 2008 if Kendall plays 80 percent of the snaps this year for Washington; if he plays more than that, the pick would be upgraded to a fourth-rounder in 2009."
(from espn.com)

Erasmus James:
"The Redskins have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2009 draft to Minnesota for defensive end Erasmus James."

So it looks like we've given up in 2009:

2nd round
4th round
7th round

2010:

6th round


Just saying....

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:21 PM

As we have seen in the past...they will make moves to get more picks or use Fa to make moves....My god ...i am a huge Redskins fan...but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

GroverCleveland80, that was exactly what I was thinking. This seems like a knee jerk reaction to correcting the wide receiver jackoff we had in the draft. A second round draft pick seems really high for a player with maybe two years left.

Posted by: Fred | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

everyone shut the hell up, we got a future hall of famer for a couple picks, this is a great deal for us. HTTR

Posted by: dude | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

from espn:

According to ESPN.com's John Clayton, Taylor told the Redskins he did not need to renegotiate and was willing to play for the final two years of his contract. He is scheduled to make $8.1 million this season. With around $9 million of cap room, the Redskins were able to work the trade quickly.

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

@Lance from previous post:

Lance, if he is Bruce Smith in a tutu, I will take my lumps as well...deal????

Hail!

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 6:48 PM

Deal..........Go Redskins

Posted by: Lance | July 20, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

DESPERATION

Posted by: The Truth Hurts | July 20, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

"What would you expect them to do after losing a starting DE and then a back up DE in the first day of camp? "

How about take a deep breath, wait a couple of days, sort out the situation in regards to other serviceable players, or at a minimum make the Dolphins think we're not committed to Taylor. Make them sweat it out a bit. There was talk of him holding out at camp. The Dolphins want him gone. Taylor wanted out. I think if we hadn't acted like a 15 year old virgin about to get his first piece we'd have gotten him for cheaper...

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Caro,

The James pick is conditional that he make the team. Zorn said today he wont start practicing for another month. Maybe with Taylor on the roster and the desire to keep that 7th pick, they don't keep James on the roster. I wouldn't.

Kendell trade you cant complain about. Where would we have been last year without him. Dude stepped up and balled. If he does that this year, which he should barring injury. Its even better, also Kendell affords us the luxury to groom linemen, which we are doing, without throwing them to the wolves...

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Sure is a good thing we drafted Fred Davis instead of a young DE.

As nasty as Taylor is - how many years are we going to get out him for next years early pick?

But looking forward to seeing him crush Tony Romo!

BONG!

Posted by: BigMurf08 | July 20, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I have to say I agree with Leevi...

Yes, the Skins should have drafted a DE but since they did not (and would a rookie really help in this situation?) you cannot do any better than Jason Taylor! Does anyone remember he was Defensive Player of the Year only 2 seasons ago?

I hate that we gave up a 2nd rounder but what flippin' choice did we have? And bear in mind this would not have been done if Daniels AND Buzbee had not gone down for the season. Vinny was not doing this to "make a splash."

Posted by: Lisa | July 20, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

LOL @ THE REDSKINS! I KNEW THEY COULD NOT AVOID GOING AFTER A HIGH CALIBER PLAYER (THAT WILL BE A BUST) IN AN OFFSEASON..LMFAO!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

At least this should put the Favre rumors to rest for awhile.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan@yahoo.com | July 20, 2008 7:14 PM

You know, I haven't heard a single Favre rumor since Colt Brennan signed. Coincidence? Maybe.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I think if we hadn't acted like a 15 year old virgin about to get his first piece we'd have gotten him for cheaper...

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:27 PM
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Hey, now you got a problem with 15 year olds getting their first piece of booty?

Posted by: 15 Year Old | July 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

CaroCanesFan

The 6th and 7th round picks aren't anything to cry about. You can get FA picks that beat out those who are drafted in 6th and 7th round. The skins have their 1st and 3rd. No one knows how things will play out in the 2009 draft. Maybe the skins wheel and deal again and get a couple of more mid round picks. They had to address the DE position and J Taylor will improve the rush if he stays healthty.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

"As we have seen in the past...they will make moves to get more picks or use Fa to make moves....My god ...i am a huge Redskins fan...but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!"

I was actually correcting what someone else had said earlier, namely, that it wasn't so bad since we still had all the rest of our draft picks this year, which wasn't true.

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's mistake was the draft, not this trade. To me the fred davis pick was insanity that keeps on giving. Hope I am wrong.....

One thing that has to be said is that our offseason prudence allowed us the flexibility to make this move. That counts for something.

Posted by: chris larry | July 20, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

You know, I haven't heard a single Favre rumor since Colt Brennan signed. Coincidence? Maybe.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 20, 2008 7:29 PM

I've seen them mentioned as possible trade partners from the get go. I think it's just the media looking for possibilities. Don't see how in the world signing a 6th round-rookie-likely 3rd string-QB would have any effect whatsoever.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan@yahoo.com | July 20, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

CL,

I wasn't commenting on the merits of the Kendall trade. He was a good pickup. And you're right about the AJames trade but don't we "hope" that he makes the team?

Just saying, this 90 minute deal seems knee jerk. There were no other impending deals that were rumored for Taylor. THEY needed a solution to their problems in Miami too. I don't see how waiting a few days to let the dust settle would have hurt.

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

With the 'Skins getting Taylor you can bet that I'm DC-bound.

Posted by: Brett Favre | July 20, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I see a lot of comments about how we didn't get a good deal because of the long term, but without him, there is no short term. Doing a look around the league makes it clear that the other good DE's were already in situations where they wanted to stay. Also, most of them are new to the team, so they want to see how they work out. If Snyder had to bend over a barrel for this one, fine, because it gives us options.

Posted by: Alex | July 20, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I like the move. Sure you could be the perfect GM and draft well every year, always saving your draft picks, taking no risks. But that would make you, let me see...... the Baltimore Ravens! Outside of the Fred Davis selection (he's still going to be good). This has actually been a good offseason for a change. The big question on this team, of course is Campbell. Is he the guy or not?

Posted by: Mike in the Springs | July 20, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

At least they didn't give up as much as they did for previous acquistions.

Posted by: BigJ | July 20, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

"What would you expect them to do after losing a starting DE and then a back up DE in the first day of camp? "

How about take a deep breath, wait a couple of days, sort out the situation in regards to other serviceable players, or at a minimum make the Dolphins think we're not committed to Taylor. Make them sweat it out a bit. There was talk of him holding out at camp. The Dolphins want him gone. Taylor wanted out. I think if we hadn't acted like a 15 year old virgin about to get his first piece we'd have gotten him for cheaper...

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:27 PM

My thoughts exactly. This move reeks of desperation. The only reason I would support this trade is if you truly believe the Skins are serious contenders in the next year or two.

Personally, I don't think the skins aren't contenders, but I also wouldn't be foolish enough to say they're serious contenders either. I would've preferred to take a gamble by trusting lower caliber replacements, and truly addressing the solution next offseason. But it's all moot now, and we gotta hope for the best in the next two years.

Posted by: psps23 | July 20, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Wunnerful!! Best news from the Skins all off-season!! Great job, Vinny, I knew there was a reason for all that money you get!!

Posted by: the R.A.F. | July 20, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Phillip Merling, Calais Campbell, Quentin Groves

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Are any of these guys better than Taylor right now. Hell no. I want to win this year and am glad they made this move. Plus having another great defensive player named Taylor is good karma.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Good trade. It was going to be a long year with the DE's they had. Hate to trade a 2nd but oh well. This trade will instantly help a decent D where they were weakest.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

We have 2 - 3 years left with this "Core" group of players before we have to start dumping everyone due to age or cap. A.R.E, Moss, Portis, Jansen, Samuels,
R. Thomas, A. Carter, Springs, Rabach, Smoot, Griffin....etc So making a splash w/ a 2 yr move is ok w me on the gamble. The Giants prooved that a good "hot" D can do with a serviceable offense.

Posted by: CLEGG | July 20, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM

Amen. Haven't visited the blog in a while... love the trade. And if you are one of the folks busy complaining about giving up "too much" for Jason Taylor, I feel sorry for you that you aren't enjoying this moment like most Skins fans are.

Also good to see JLC is still a schmuck, taking unncessary shots at Redskins management. He wrote "so if you take him [Cerrato] at his word the deal came together in something like 90 minutes" which he or the Post editors quickly changed to "so that would mean the deal came together in something like 90 minutes."

Some things never change.

Posted by: OG Barno | July 20, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

So I get a text alert telling me that Daniels is hurt, but I don't get a text alert about the Taylor trade???

Come on, WaPo, this is big news!

Posted by: CBT | July 20, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

So I get a text alert telling me that Daniels is hurt, but I don't get a text alert about the Taylor trade???

Come on, WaPo, this is big news!

Posted by: CBT | July 20, 2008 7:44 PM

I just got the text alert.

That is customer service!

Posted by: CBT | July 20, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Daniels and Buzbee, get well soon, sucks..

Posted by: the R.A.F. | July 20, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

As we have seen in the past...they will make moves to get more picks or use Fa to make moves....My god ...i am a huge Redskins fan...but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:24 PM

That's why there all on the LaCan't Write blog whinning and moaning to the king of whining and moaning

Posted by: I'm not an insider | July 20, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Steep price for someone whose best years are gone but we are really in luck if a Dance Contest breaks out!!!

Posted by: binovc | July 20, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

My thoughts exactly. This move reeks of desperation. The only reason I would support this trade is if you truly believe the Skins are serious contenders in the next year or two.

Personally, I don't think the skins aren't contenders, but I also wouldn't be foolish enough to say they're serious contenders either. I would've preferred to take a gamble by trusting lower caliber replacements, and truly addressing the solution next offseason. But it's all moot now, and we gotta hope for the best in the next two years.

Posted by: psps23 | July 20, 2008 7:38 PM

If you thionk the Skins can't win and be contenders...the why watch the games!?

Are they desperate...YES! they lost 2 DEs in the first day of camp...of couse they are...and they made a great move to fix the issue...

HAIL!!!!

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

++++And FIRE SNYDER"

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 7:15 PM

*******************************************

How exactly does one "fire" the owner of a professional sports team?


Posted by: Reality | July 20, 2008 7:21 PM+++++

It's called "Hyperbole." It's used for comic effect, exaggeration, etc., to bring home a point. Gees. I can see why someone who calls himself "Reality" wouldn't get that, but if you're for real, reality, you not smart.

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Dance right on out there, Jason!!!
Go 'Skins...........

Posted by: Beach Girl | July 20, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Taylor is still a top 5 DE in the NFL. A second rounder for a year or two rental is really to be expected and not a steep price at all. I think everyone here is treating the Campbells, Groves, and Merlings of the world as if they are already proven NFL commodities. They aren't.

Taylor had 11 sacks last year and hasn't had less than 8.5 since 2000. And he is 33, younger than Daniels, so it's not as much of a stretch as getting Bruce Smith at 37. If he plays two years, it's a solid deal, and really will allow our defense to stay solid while the offense hopefully comes along. It also will make Griffin and Carter much better, and allow us to generate pressure w/o blitzing. Taylor can also drop back and play like a lb in short coverage. All in all a really talented, versatile player that will improve a defense that was already our team's strength.

You have to give up something to get something in a trade. A 2nd rounder for a top 5-10 defensive player in the NFL isn't too bad of a deal, especially considering the circumstances.

Posted by: knibs | July 20, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

+++++How about take a deep breath, wait a couple of days, sort out the situation in regards to other serviceable players, or at a minimum make the Dolphins think we're not committed to Taylor. Make them sweat it out a bit. There was talk of him holding out at camp. The Dolphins want him gone. Taylor wanted out. I think if we hadn't acted like a 15 year old virgin about to get his first piece we'd have gotten him for cheaper...

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 20, 2008 7:27 PM++++


When they fire Cerrato, (I can dream) I want YOU to be the new GM. Nice post.

My favorte line, tho is "Bruce Smith in a Tutu."

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

You know whats funny? Nobody was complaining about Daniels age and he is a year OLDER than Taylor. and well LOL danils isnt taylor either...

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Please stop all the steep price garbage people. I recently read a NFL Draft statistic that stated only 50% of all second round draftees make quality contributions in the NFL (ie. starters). I'll take a player of Taylor's caliber anyday for a pick that only has a 50/50 shot at being an everyday player in the league.

Posted by: Croftonpost | July 20, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Peeps can complain all they want...Bottom ine is the Skins just upgraded the defensive line in a huge way.....

Who cares about the draft picks...

You cant be successful in life if you never take chances...

OH YEAH...I thought all you bashers thought Gibbs needed to go cause he didnt take enough chances...well???? Here ya go.

GREAT MOVE

Posted by: Leevi | July 20, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

+++I hate that we gave up a 2nd rounder but what flippin' choice did we have? And bear in mind this would not have been done if Daniels AND Buzbee had not gone down for the season. Vinny was not doing this to "make a splash."

Posted by: Lisa | July 20, 2008 7:28 PM+++

Lisa..,,

What choice? consider this.

It's a REBUILDING YEAR

ROOKIE Coach

NEW offense.

Three rookie receivers.

Inexperienced QB

LOADED conference...

Snyder's ongoing problem is impatience. The Skins are going nowhere this year. He should continue to stay on the course he was. Build with youth and smart drafts. Supplement as necessary.

This is a great big banana step back to the days of Deion and Bruce Smith and Arch and Lloyd. How'd THAT work out?

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Another bone head move by Snyder. C'mon a washed up JT for a number 2 (and 6). He is not worth anything more than a 6. Here we blow again!!!!!

Posted by: Skins fan in Miami | July 20, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Great pickup Daniels was ok but the likes of Taylor and Carter will give offenses something to worry about and make a formidle duo. ESPN,s only mistake was to interview one Andy Pollin Mr. Negative himself this to him is no big deal, however if any other team in the NFC East had made this deal he'd be all over it talking about how great a move it was...we need to trade some of our sports folk who never have a positive side to anything...

Posted by: 1trufan | July 20, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

For those that wrote:
"LATE AS ALWAYS! YOU DO A TERRIBLE JOB BREAKING ANY NEWS. YOU DON'T DESERVE TO COVER THE SKINS!" and "By just announced Jason means as previously been reported on Fox, PFT, and Comcast Sports Net. Keep up the hard work Jason!"

Just because something's reported a few minutes earlier by another news/sports organization doesn't mean this story has to hit the air within seconds. It's a simple sports story that's hit the wire, not something that's fast breaking news or something that has to stop the presses and take precedence over other stories.

If you don't like the Washington Post or Mr. La Canfora's reporting, get your sports coverage somewhere else and put yur comments there. Mr. La Canfora's reporting is good and his views are insightful. At least he's reporting under his name, and not under anonymous screen names that criticize others

Posted by: XMinusOne@gmail.com | July 20, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

+++"My god ...i am a huge Redskins fan...but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!"+++


Find yourself with a lot of time on your hands these days, Senator Gramm?

Posted by: Corkczar | July 20, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

And for all you other negative neysayers who just hate Snyder for whatever reason...before you start with the negative comments about Taylor's age just remember how old was Reggie White when he went to Green Bay??? Taylor's in great shape and still an impact player...

Posted by: 1trufan | July 20, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

See, if this were a once in a blue moon occurance, this wouldnt worry me. But after Coles, Brunell, Trung Friggin Candidate, Duckett, and Archuletta, this just gives me the heebie jeebies. Ok, so JT will probably we better this year than any DE we could have picked up in the draft, but its the principle! WE FINALLY HAD A DRAFT AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS! Lets not go back to the way things were...

Posted by: Mattsoundworld | July 20, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Think of it like this:

Wouldn't you trade Fred Davis for Jason Taylor?

Huge get for the Skins.

Posted by: This one was easy | July 20, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news:
Tony Romo and Eli Manning pee on their pant when they know Talor is Redskins.

Posted by: kenvivi | July 20, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Too steep a price for an old guy preparing for Hollywood.

Posted by: Bob | July 20, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Considering the alternative is starting Demetric Evans, I can't see how anyone could b*tch about this move.

It's a good one.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | July 20, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

He looks like a Bizarro version of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. He will not do nothing here, especially playing in the NFC against Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York.

Posted by: actionggj | July 20, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The deal is bad, but we had no choice. I give the FO props for waiting this long to pull the trigger on something they could done before the draft. Having said that, i'm looking forward to seeing him suit up!

Posted by: Jah | July 20, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Taylor has been living off of a reputation he built years ago. He's ridiculously overrated the last 3 years. The Tuna is laughing is a$$ off that he got a 2nd rounder for him.

Posted by: mongoose | July 20, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

dolphins were gonna release him outright. they werent planning on keeping him. if the skins woulda been patient they coulda had him fer nuthin.

Posted by: dk | July 20, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Parcells negotiating with the Moron.

Not a fair fight.

The League should have stepped in and stopped it.

Posted by: GAD | July 20, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I hope he wears J. Taylor on his jersey instead of just Taylor.

Posted by: Charles | July 20, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

snider is more excited about taylor being a hollywood guy than being a ballplayer. hes in dancin shape not gridiron. a 1-year rental at best. not good.

Posted by: dk | July 20, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

but I must say 50% of our fan base are whining little babies who complain about everything!!!!!!

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The other 50% are too busy drinking red drinks that they cannot admit whent he FO has made a bad move. Drafting Davis rather than an DE was a bad move. Trading a 2nd rounder for a guy WHO WILL BE 34 when the seasons starts and who will play 1 more year... instead of using that 2nd for a long term starter is a HORRIBLE move.

The problem with some people is they are too busy looking at 10 yards in front of their vehicle that they don't see the bridge is out when they've taken a wrong turn.

Posted by: Thai | July 20, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

The point is not that one of the players in the latest draft would perform BETTER than Jason Taylor in 2008. That will probably not be the case, however a GM needs to look beyond 2008 when trading away a 2nd round pick. Unless you think that Jason Taylor puts the Skins "over the top" for a Super Bowl run, I don't see the logic in the pick.

That is why I don't agree with the assertion that they "had to" do this. Why did they HAVE to? To win the Super Bowl this year? With the combination of a rookie Head Coach, a brand new system of which few of the offensive personnel are familiar, and an unproven QB?

The tragedy here is that the Cerrato era will probably be a CONTINUATION of the policy where the Redskins plug a hole (by mortgaging a likely future starter) rather than to fix the foundation. You're not SUPPOSED to be this desperate for a DE that you make this move (or the Kendall move last year). It's the GM's job to ensure that the team is never in such a position, certainly not two consecutive years.

If you look at the most recent Super Bowl Champions (Giants, Colts, Steelers, Patriots), what do you notice about their front offices' strategies? They had the ability to EFFICIENTLY assemble talented teams with above-average depth.

The Giants, Colts, Steelers, and Patriots teams acquired the talent on their respective Super Bowl Winning teams through FAR more efficient means than what the Redskins have done today.

It's very exciting to get a player of Jason's caliber, yes, however that excitement should not override our better judgment. We should not continue the practice of trading away valuable draft picks for depth that we SHOULD have had, and a starter whose best days are likely behind him....If we want to be serious contenders, we must learn to acquire talent with more efficiency than this.

HTTR

Posted by: GroverCleveland80 | July 20, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

With the injuries up front they'd have been better off switching to a 3-4 and blitzing one lb on every play. Taylor gets punked when teams run at him, and in the NFC east that's exactly what they'll do. Come to think of it, they run at AC now. I guess the good news is that opposing teams will be able to run at either end, so AC won't look so bad.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Larry Michaels jinxed PD the other day talking about him squating 720lbs on the Redskins Report. Michaels said he was ready for a break out season. Nice going Larry.

Posted by: mongoose | July 20, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Not bad as he is a huge upgrade, but please treat the remainder of your draft picks like gold.

Posted by: Ellis | July 20, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Way to throw away that 2nd rounder guys, I knew you still had it in ya!

Terrible move. :(

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

They should have moved Jon Jansen to DE. He spends as much time in the Redskins backfield as anyone, maybe he could learn to spend some time in an opponents backfield.

Posted by: mongoose | July 20, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

love the move and love we didn't give up a number one for him. i love the post text alert

Posted by: jm220 | July 20, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to report offensive content: Vinnie and Dan are still in charge at Redskins Park.

Posted by: mongoose | July 20, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Good point by the dude above who spoke about Andy Pollin. He is such a whiny little Douc** Bag. Who did he blow to get in the business?

Posted by: Ellis | July 20, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Romo meet Mr. Taylor, Mr. Taylor meet Mr. Romo

Posted by: HellYeah | July 20, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHA! Once again the Deadskins make an unwise move to overpay for a player who well past his prime. Danny Boy plays his cards and makes a splash - the fans claim this is the year again only to go 8-8. Broken record Foreskin fans!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

if they are smart take next yeat number and maybe trade it for a number two and a couple of other picks like this year

Posted by: jm220 | July 20, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I say Wow! Vinny staged a coup - for once! To get a player of Jason Taylor's calibre, even at 33, is a giant step in the right direction. I mean, we have had a couple of first round players in recent years who have not really panned out. I'll take Jason and lose a first rounder, not just a second round. He is classy, hardworking and professional. Go Skins!

Posted by: Olu | July 20, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

"love the move and love we didn't give up a number one for him."

It's a TERRIBLE move! You mortgage your future for a 33 year old who openly says he will play "just one more year" and on top of that you're going to pay him 8mil+?

WTF?

Second rounders are supposed to start in the NFL. This is a horrible move, and all the while the team is under transition.

Management has learned nothing.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

That Jason Taylor is a super smart ball room dancer. And he's not a bad football player either!

Posted by: Joe Gibbs | July 20, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Everyone always tries to unload thier players on the 'Skins because they know they can. Kudos to Parcells, Vinny should take some notes.

Terrible, terrible, move.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

They are such fools/suckers.

Posted by: jgloo | July 20, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey Joe Gibbs! You forgot to say "he'll fight his guts out" too.

Posted by: George Michaels | July 20, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie's just not like the other children. I've often wondered how it is a child with only one head can be so stupid.

Posted by: Mrs. Cerrato | July 20, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Joe Gibbs! You forgot to say "he'll fight his guts out" too."

Geeze, don't remind me.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Joe Gibbs! You forgot to say "he'll fight his guts out" too."

Geeze, don't remind me.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

We thought $8 million for Jason was a good deal. We estimate that it'll probably work out to be about $2 million a sack this year.

Posted by: Bill Parcells | July 20, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm a huge skins fan,
but I now have lived in Fort Lauderdale, for 9 years.
So I get see allot of news and footage on this guy.

That being said, Jason Taylor, will be like Charles Mann revisited, both on and off the field.

Taylor had 11# sacks last season in one of the worst, if not the worst defences in the NFL.

Taylor will bring the Skins 14# sack's this season I have no doubt about it.

Moreover Taylor stated, a few months back, that if he was to be traded, he would honor his 2 year contract.

Some can make a dam good argument, about giving up a No# 2 and a 6th rounder, for a 33 year old player.
But Taylor is no ordinary player, this guy is a ready to go Hall Of Fame D-end that can kick some serious A$$.

I think its a good move, he would have been off the board, if this happened to another playoff team, like the Cowpies you can bet on it.

Good Move, Dan & Vinnie, GO SKIN'S!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dashriprock | July 20, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

"Taylor had 11# sacks last season in one of the worst, if not the worst defences in the NFL."

And you really think people game planned for the Dolphins when they played them?

Com'on, it was like a scrimmage for most of those teams.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

It was no scrimmage for the Ravens.

Posted by: Ray Lewis | July 20, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Danny and Vinnie must have been playing racquet ball this afternoon and the racket hit each other in the head one too many times. I love this time of year, the Redskins will claim they are superbowl bound with this trade and a losing record will ensue.

Danny needs to jump off the cliff behind his house and end it all!

Posted by: Jackmeoff | July 20, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

"It was no scrimmage for the Ravens."

Shoosh Ray, you helped get your coach fired. :P

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 20, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

yeah, and I watched a kid get murdered once too. What's your point?

Posted by: Ray Lewis | July 20, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

this is what's great about Pro Football and the skins... We don't even know if jason Taylor will be the awesome force he was in Miame or not. London Fletcher turned out pretty good. Give it chance. I guarantee everyone who wrote a comment on this blog has no idea of the research that was done for this trade...I'm excited!!!!! GO SKINS! Welcome Jason!!!!

Posted by: lynchie | July 20, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe, as big an idiot as Cerrato has proven to be over all of these years, that he would actually make a move this idoitic! Finally, finally the Skins had cap space, were building (starting to, at least) build through the draft, and had (wonder of wonders) CAP SPACE. And what does this jackass do? Sign an old, unmotivated DE for 8 MILLION DOLLARS per,(remember the Bruce Smith disaster?)! Why, Vinny? Why?@!!@!!! We were doing so well - this guy is self destructive. For all of you 'what did you expect them to do' types, how about you go into the season with WHAT YOU HAVE! Bring in some undrafted free agent types, and let Blatche work his magic (he's almost as effective as Bugel is with low-round draft picks and UFAs as linemen -- look at Goldston and Montgomery). For all you bandwagoner's I'm willing to TAKE BETS -- This move will be a TOTAL DISASTER for the 'Skins!! It's official Vinny is brain-dead!

Posted by: Guisher | July 20, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

MIAMI

Posted by: Lynchie | July 20, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Anyone saying this is a bad needs to look at our other options at DE. With Daniels and Buzbee done for the year they HAD to make a deal... AND WHAT A DEAL IT WAS!!! Perennial pro-bowler. LOVE the move in a pass-happy NFC East. Hail SKINS!!!

Posted by: KW | July 20, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Jason [or anyone else],

Noticing the latter draft choice is not until the 2010 draft, is there any chance the #6 rd pick is conditional upon Jason Taylor being on our roster for the 2009 season?

That to me would make good sense, seeing Jason has talked of playing only one more season.


Posted by: RedskinRay1 | July 20, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Man a lot of you 'Skins fans don't get it. You got a steal. Congrats on getting JT, he WILL bring leadership, quarterback pressure and will help your linebackers. You guys will make it to the postseason with Jason. He's played with injuries and still plays at a higher level than healthy DE's in the NFL.

I wanted Santana Moss and a draft pick, so I'm let down, because I know what JT will bring to your team. The only reason JT was clashing here in Miami was a dumb one and it's best for him to go to a team that can make the playoffs and beyond. With a new start and a team that is good and ready NOW JT will last you guys more than a year.

Congrats on getting what was IMHO the Fins strongest and most reliable defensive player...one of the best in our history! You got a good deal.

Posted by: Miami Fins | July 20, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a pretty solid deal, even if he only plays 2 more years.

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | July 20, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

So, we have a rookie coach replacing arguably one of the greatest coaches of all time, and we are supposed to be happy about a DE who averages one sack every other game.

Sorry, people, not impressed, and you might as well count on a few years for the rookie coach to figure out what is going on. Gibbs couldn't figure it out in 4 and he had experience.

Posted by: donb51 | July 20, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

You guys sound like some old jaded whiners!!
its not like they traded a 2nd rounder for a bag of doughnuts, its Jason Taylor! an all pro de, we don't know if it'll work out but i'd rather gamble w/ him than w/ a draft pick.
if it pans out great, the same folks complaining will be singing Vinny's praises and wearing JT jerseys.
I'm no vinny & FO fan but i can at least appreciate the effort.

Posted by: priceisright | July 20, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Good move by the Skins. No other choice. Taylor will give the Skins the pass rush they have missed. 50% of the draft picks are busts. I think this pumps up the team and definitely pumps up the D.

Posted by: WoodyFL | July 20, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

As a skins fan, u have to like this move esp. with the recent injuries. I know it's for a 2nd rounder, but consider who's doing the draft picking: DS/VC. Consider our 3 picks this year. Do we really need another 2nd round WR that won't pan out? With JT, you know what you'll get, and trust me, he knows he hit the jackpot landing in DC...he will play for 3 more years.

Posted by: warpath | July 20, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Mary Ann | July 20, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

"this is what's great about Pro Football and the skins... We don't even know if jason Taylor will be the awesome force he was in Miame or not. London Fletcher turned out pretty good. Give it chance. I guarantee everyone who wrote a comment on this blog has no idea of the research that was done for this trade...I'm excited!!!!! GO SKINS! Welcome Jason!!!!

Posted by: lynchie | July 20, 2008 9:59 PM

Research?!! At Redskins Park?!! This guy must be dropping acid!!

Posted by: Guisher | July 20, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

you guys are getting a gem--hard working, intense, inspirational. you will enjoy watching him.

Posted by: mofo rfrom SoFla | July 20, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Two words...
Jevon Kearse

Posted by: EaglesFan | July 21, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

this is very helpful

Posted by: jeff | July 21, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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