Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Taylor's agent delighted with Rex Ryan
Jason Taylor's agent is certain the longtime Miami Dolphins defender would thrive under New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Gary Wichard was a guest on Sirius NFL Radio on Monday. He didn't drop any significant hints about which way Taylor was leaning. But Wichard sounded thrilled with the idea of Taylor joining Ryan's defense. Ryan coached one of Wichard's other clients, Terrell Suggs, with the Baltimore Ravens.
"Terrell Suggs told me once that every defensive player should be able to play one year with Rex Ryan," Wichard told hosts Pat Kirwan and Howard David. "So that's kind of what I said to Jason, I think, when I finally convinced him to go up there [for a visit].
"He's just got an unbelievable way of motivating guys, and I know sometimes he speaks kind of unfiltered and gets himself in trouble. But he embraces his guys, and his guys embrace him. I watched him all through [his] Baltimore days, and, boy, he's just dynamic when it comes to getting these guys to play."
Taylor spent two days with the Jets last week and could either sign with them or wait until after the draft to see if the Dolphins have any use for him.
Wichard said they expected to talk to the Jets again "a bit later in the week," but he also indicated the Dolphins remain very much in play, saying if Taylor is still unsigned after the draft "that's probably where he'll end up."