Re: Parcells noncommittal on Jason Taylor
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Bill Parcells talks JT, Ricky, Chad Pennington and the Dolphins’ need for a No. 1 wide receiver
by Edgar Thompson
Bill Parcells made a rare public “appearance” this afternoon, taking questions for 30 minutes on a live chat hosted by NFL.com.
Here’s the transcript. But if you’re simply interested in the Dolphins nuggets, read on.
As expected, Parcells didn’t reveal much, including the team’s plans for 35-year-old linebacker Jason Taylor.
Taylor said last week he wants to explore his options and keep playing.
Asked about the team’s plans, Parcells sounded like he might let JT test the waters.
“I don’t know the answer to the Taylor question at this moment,” Parcells said. “He’s a free agent as of March 5 and we haven’t discussed it yet.
“We’ll see where that goes when the time comes.”
Taylor might like more of a commitment, but last week he also sounded like a man with more leverage than he might have.
Taylor is a good 35-year-old player, but sounds like a good 30-year-old player. But some team is going to court him, thinking he’s the JT of old, not a guy best used as a spot-duty player on a good defense.
This could drag on, like it did when Parcells first arrived and he and Taylor didn’t see eye to eye.
Meanwhile, Parcells clearly is a huge fan of another veteran player, running back Ricky Williams.
“I do have a good relationship with him,” Parcells said. “He’s an honest, hard-working guy. Forthright, and working hard to rejuvenate his career. And he’s certainly done that.”
But while the Dolphins’ run game is in good hands, Parcells was asked about whether the team needs a No. 1 wide receiver to aid Chad Henne’s development at quarterback.
“We’d be interested in the position,” Parcells said. “But they have to be available, we can’t invent them.”
Odd answer, considering a number of other teams have had success identifying and developing No. 1 WRs.
Here’s a few other Parcells’ answers that might interest you:
- Will quarterback Chad Pennington go into coaching?
“I think Chad’s intention is to try to continue playing, so I don’t think coaching is on the forefront for him right now.”
- Did Rex Ryan call Parcells during the season for advice?
“Rex did call — but it was for advice on the Breeder’s Cup,” said Parcells, a big horse racing fan. “I told him he should consult with someone else on that matter.”
- Who is funnier between Parcells and quick-witted offensive coordinator Dan Henning?
“He’s a lot funnier than I am.”
- Biggest regret of his coaching career.
“Probably having to leave the New England Patriots.”
- Which of the former Cowboys on the Saints roster did he most regret letting go?
“One of them left in free agency — (linebacker) Scott Fujita. I didn’t have much chance to compete since Fujita’s agent was also Sean Payton’s agent. Probably if anyone had gone on to have a career that I thought he might have was Scott.”http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedaily ... -receiver/