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Vanilla Garilla
04-13-2009, 03:40 AM
It just dawned on me that there is a pretty good possibility that Zach Thomas brother in law Jason Taylor might be wearing the old red n gold this season. I mean, it would make a perfect fit for the Chiefs, and Taylor. We need a good defensive end, and hes the best one available on the market. Taylor, who played for years alongside Thomas in Miami, would probably be very open to joining forces again in Kansas City.

I think this would be an excellent pickup, and would definitely bring yet another layer of depth, and experience to a rapidly improving defense. I will keep my fingers crossed.

jmlamerson
04-13-2009, 03:48 AM
It just dawned on me that there is a pretty good possibility that Zach Thomas brother in law Jason Taylor might be wearing the old red n gold this season. I mean, it would make a perfect fit for the Chiefs, and Taylor. We need a good defensive end, and hes the best one available on the market. Taylor, who played for years alongside Thomas in Miami, would probably be very open to joining forces again in Kansas City.

I think this would be an excellent pickup, and would definitely bring yet another layer of depth, and experience to a rapidly improving defense. I will keep my fingers crossed.

I don't see us getting Taylor. Parcells and Taylor are at odds, and Haley is Parcells clone and son-in-law. Not to mention that we need big players on the DL, not Jason Taylor-types.

I wouldn't object to Taylor, simply because we have such a need at DE, but I don't see it happening.

Hayvern
04-13-2009, 03:59 AM
I don't see us getting Taylor. Parcells and Taylor are at odds, and Haley is Parcells clone and son-in-law. Not to mention that we need big players on the DL, not Jason Taylor-types.

I wouldn't object to Taylor, simply because we have such a need at DE, but I don't see it happening.

Not that you need me to correct you, but Pioli, not Haley is Parcell's son-in-law.

chief31
04-13-2009, 06:11 AM
I don't see us getting Taylor. Parcells and Taylor are at odds, and Haley is Parcells clone and son-in-law. Not to mention that we need big players on the DL, not Jason Taylor-types.

I wouldn't object to Taylor, simply because we have such a need at DE, but I don't see it happening.

I agree.

Except I might be a bit happier about it if it did happen. I like Taylor too.

Xeticus
04-13-2009, 08:58 AM
A couple of things. Parcells and Taylor patched things up last year. They're not best buddies or anything but there is no tension. But JT wants to go out with a ring. If he's not given a contract by Miami he could sign with NE to chase a championship or he could decided to go out with his brother-in-law and best buddy Zach.

If he isn't signed by Miami I'd say 50-50 on him wanting to come to KC. He wouldn't be likely to get a ring in KC but he'd be more comfortable working with his bro. Those guys had some dominating years in Miami. They dragged the rest of a sometime sorry team into the playoffs by sheer will it seemed. JT in KC for one year might be a big help.

Vandelay
04-13-2009, 11:18 AM
One or two year contract.
Reasonable $$$$$$.
Bring his dancing a$$ into KC.

yashi
04-13-2009, 11:28 AM
I mentioned this in the Thomas thread already. Here's what scares me. If we sign Taylor, it would be to fill the last LB position and likely wouldn't draft Curry. That means we would have 3 starting LBs 34 or older. Suddenly we went from the youngest defense in the league to the oldest.

Taylor wouldn't make any sense really... Thomas filled a hole, but we already have a 4-3 DE that we can experiment with as a 3-4 OLB named Tamba Hali, and he's much younger. He's never been a pro bowler like Taylor has, but Taylor's never been a pro bowler at LB either.

It's all mindless speculation, and a humorous thought mostly. I don't think it's a good fit, but Pioli seems to like the veterans.

Vanilla Garilla
04-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I mentioned this in the Thomas thread already. Here's what scares me. If we sign Taylor, it would be to fill the last LB position and likely wouldn't draft Curry. That means we would have 3 starting LBs 34 or older. Suddenly we went from the youngest defense in the league to the oldest.

Taylor wouldn't make any sense really... Thomas filled a hole, but we already have a 4-3 DE that we can experiment with as a 3-4 OLB named Tamba Hali, and he's much younger. He's never been a pro bowler like Taylor has, but Taylor's never been a pro bowler at LB either.

It's all mindless speculation, and a humorous thought mostly. I don't think it's a good fit, but Pioli seems to like the veterans.

Taylor wouldn't be brought in as a LB. Hes a defensive end, and thats what he would play for us.

yashi
04-13-2009, 12:04 PM
Taylor wouldn't be brought in as a LB. Hes a defensive end, and thats what he would play for us.
No way in hell can Jason Taylor play DE in a 3-4. He is 245 lbs soaking wet, another reason it's not a good fit.

honda522
04-13-2009, 12:14 PM
Our next big signing is not going to be a defensive player, not counting the draft.

Vanilla Garilla
04-13-2009, 12:23 PM
No way in hell can Jason Taylor play DE in a 3-4. He is 245 lbs soaking wet, another reason it's not a good fit.

That is why he would be a DE/OLB Tweener, which is someone who can play, and swap beTWEEN both spots, just like Peppers and soon to be drafted Brian Orakpo.

jmlamerson
04-13-2009, 12:30 PM
That is why he would be a DE/OLB Tweener, which is someone who can play, and swap beTWEEN both spots, just like Peppers and soon to be drafted Brian Orakpo.

Well, one of the reasons no one has traded for Peppers is that no one thinks he can handle a hybrid role, and they aren't willing to shell out big money to take a chance on it. And I'll bet Orakpo goes to a team that runs a traditional 4-3 and he plays as such.

Most DEs can't just make the move to a 3-4 OLB. They don't have the speed or the coverage abilities. And I don't think JT will want to make that adjustment in his last couple seasons

JetsWin
04-13-2009, 04:52 PM
Why would the Chiefs sign a 244 lb. player as a DE in the 3-4 scheme? Taylor would be the OLB, and it wouldn't be a bad signing either considering he was DPOY at that position in 2006.

LOLB: Mike Vrabel
ILB: Zach Thomas
ILB: Derrick Johnson
ROLB: Jason Taylor

It's a one year stop gap, but that would solidify your linebacking core instantly.

jmlamerson
04-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Why would the Chiefs sign a 244 lb. player as a DE in the 3-4 scheme? Taylor would be the OLB, and it wouldn't be a bad signing either considering he was DPOY at that position in 2006.

LOLB: Mike Vrabel
ILB: Zach Thomas
ILB: Derrick Johnson
ROLB: Jason Taylor

It's a one year stop gap, but that would solidify your linebacking core instantly.

Well, except that JT probably won't want to play ROLB in a 3-4. I doubt he wants to deal with covering TEs and defending the run to the extent that position would require.

yashi
04-13-2009, 05:32 PM
Well, except that JT probably won't want to play ROLB in a 3-4. I doubt he wants to deal with covering TEs and defending the run to the extent that position would require.
Actually I remember reading a lot about how he was excited about possibly returning to the Dolphins (now running a 3-4) and lining up opposite Joey Porter. So we'll see, I still don't think the signing makes sense. No team should have 3 34+ starters at LB. That's why the Pats are starting to get younger in their front 7 these days.

BallHawk92
04-13-2009, 05:33 PM
I would love to see Jason in a chiefs uniform but I don't think he wants to play with a team that is rebuilding

wichitaj
04-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Jason Taylor


http://www.jasontaylor99.com/multimedia/ssp_images/82020678atylor.jpgHeight: 6-6
Weight: 255
Position: Defensive End
College: University of Akron
Born: Sept. 1, 1974


With a rare blend of determination, charisma and athleticism, the new face of the Washington Redskins, Jason Taylor has taken the sports and entertainment worlds by storm and isnít looking back. Since entering the league in 1997, he has become one of the most feared defenders on the field in the NFL and a rising star off the field, judging by his performance on ABCís Dancing with the Stars this season. Jason will now pursue his ultimate football dream of winning the 2009 Super Bowl!


A recipient of the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Vanilla Garilla
04-13-2009, 06:28 PM
Looks like Im not the only one who feels this way about trying to get Taylor.

Chiefs need to sign Jason Taylor (http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcwest/0-3-1973/Chiefs-need-to-sign-Jason-Taylor.html) http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/09/8.jpg (http://myespn.go.com/profile/violation?ou=afcwestadmin&at=7&vid=1239656281446)
April 13, 2009 4:58 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The Kansas City Chiefs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=kan) need to take the Zach Thomas (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=985) addition one step further and sign his brother-in-law, Jason Taylor (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1245).
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/04/22.jpg Taylor A Thomas-Taylor reunion (they starred together for years in Miami) would be perfect as the Chiefs move forward.
Yes, Taylor is older -- he will be 35 in September -- but it's clear new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli wants to sprinkle his young roster with veterans at key positions. Pioli came over from New England, where adding older players was the norm. So far this offseason, he has traded for linebacker Mike Vrabel (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1257) and agreed to terms with Thomas. Taylor would give Kansas City's green defense a third savvy veteran for the short term.
Taylor wouldn't simply offer experience as the Chiefs transition to the 3-4 defensive scheme. He'd give Kansas City a much-needed asset: A pass-rusher.
The Chiefs set an NFL record in 2009 for the fewest sacks in a season with 10. Taylor may no longer be a dominant pass-rusher, but he still has a few years left.
Signing a player like Taylor could go a long way toward the Chiefs being relevant in 2009. Kansas City's offense is solid. The Chiefs' progress depends on its defense. Taylor, who has been linked to New England and Miami, is needed in Kansas City.
Now, let's see if his brother-in-law can talk him into it.

DT14PRIEST
04-13-2009, 09:16 PM
The missing link here is wether or not Pioli and Haley want the old man on the team. Why would they ? He can't pass rush like he used to , he has been riddled in injury, he isn't worth the time unless he is basically minimum wage which is about $450,000 per year. Maybe a 1 yr contract at minimum wage would be worth a shot and put an incentive in it , more sacks equls more money.

Taylor's declining ability is still better then anything we have on the roster atm.

And the Chiefs have more then enough cap space to spend before we even hit the minimum requiste for the 2009 season.

That being said, I for one don't expect to see him in KC.

chanceb420
04-13-2009, 11:20 PM
that sounds killer hell ya but i doubt it will happen but ya im with you it very easily could warpath baby gettin done in the free agency this year keep them fingers crossed man ill be there to:toast2:

AussieChiefsFan
04-13-2009, 11:21 PM
Taylor's declining ability is still better then anything we have on the roster atm.

And the Chiefs have more then enough cap space to spend before we even hit the minimum requiste for the 2009 season.

That being said, I for one don't expect to see him in KC.
You make a very convincing point there.

Vandelay
04-13-2009, 11:22 PM
that sounds killer hell ya but i doubt it will happen but ya im with you it very easily could warpath baby gettin done in the free agency this year keep them fingers crossed man ill be there to:toast2:
Allrighty then.

pbatrucker
04-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Just one little thing: Taylor likes the warm weather. That is why he wasn't happy in Dc.
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