One of the interesting story lines this week - or at least what the media wants you to believe is interesting - will be Jason Taylor's return to Miami as a member of a hated division rival. I personally haven't touched on this because I really could not care less. After all, what's done is done and the Dolphins have moved way beyond the aging veteran.
Still, the Miami Herald shares an interesting tidbit about Taylor's conference call with the South Florida media. Jason was asked if he thinks he'd still be a member of the Miami Dolphins had Bill Parcells stepped aside six months ago rather than just days before the regular season opener. Taylor's response?
"I think that horse is already dead. If you had to hold my hand over the fire and forced me to give you an answer I would have to say yes."
So Taylor is basically blaming Parcells for the Dolphins' decision not to bring him back to Miami. But I'm not going to be so quick as to take Jason's word as gospel. After all, the reports claim that Jeff Ireland has been making most of the personnel decisions this offseason as the team transitioned to Bill's eventual step down - which occurred just a couple weeks ago. So how does Jason know Ireland wasn't the one who didn't want him back?
Regardless, this is all water under the bridge. The mainstream media will try to make Jason's return a big story. And some fans might think it's a big story. But I disagree. The big story is here is that these Miami Dolphins are 2-0 and are hosting the hated Jets with a chance to make a national statement.
Jason Taylor - you just aren't that important anymore.