Can't really blame JT...we didn't show him love, they did.
Did you even read what I posted? They offered him a contract extension during the season. He said no.
It's ridiculous to demand that JT play for a bare minimum when another team is offering him more, both in money and probably in playing time.
Show me the dollar figures stated indicating the Dolphins were offering him the bare minimum.
Yeah I read what you posted. I also know that many players would not have taken a contact offer made in the middle of the season on a post-it note. Ricky did it because he knew it was as good as it's going to get. JT thought he could get a better offer/deserved one, it's his right to feel that way, especially considering that there was indeed a team that would pay more and place higher value on his services. JT said it best, Parcells and Ireland have agents too, and they wouldn't negotiate without them.
This idea that Parcells was trying to avoid going through the "evil" agent is bogus, Parcells was playing agent himself and understood the advantages of not going through JT's agent..a very calculating move. So why should the Dolphins organization get a pass for being indifferent and crude with Taylor? In reality , it probably would not have taken much to get Taylor signed, they just didn't want him that bad.
Crazy how we have completely flip-flopped our perspective on one of the best Dolphins in recent history because of this. The truth is, Dansby didn't settle for less money to stay in Arizona, Ryan Clark used us as leverage to get a bigger contact in Pittsburgh, Anquan Boldin couldn't agree to terms with his team, etc. We don't seem to question players loyalties when they are possibly coming to our team, but when it's a player we care for who is leaving our team we attack him and question his personal character, it's really ridiculous. Especially when you consider that Dansby and all those guys wouldn't settle for HUGE money with their teams, JT is asking for pennies in comparison.
Not making a case for JT's loyalty, just pointing out the hypocrisy in hating the guy for this.
The Dolphins knew what the Jets were doing and still didn't offer anything in the last couple of weeks because they are waiting to see what happens with the draft. The Dolphins obviously aren't letting nostalgia play into their decision, so why should JT?
I meant dirt cheap rather than bare minimum. No excuse for why the Dolphins refused to sign him from financial perspective. They think they can get a long without him, and they are probably right. Why is that JT's fault?
And if that little blurb is true about Parcells and co. disliking the way Taylor rejected the offer in mid-season, and that it was actually a factor in why he is not re-signed, then I blame the organization even more..that's just childish.