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April 16, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Jean-Jacques Taylor

JJT
  (1:10 PM)

Sorry about the delay. It has been one of those Murphy Law kind of mornings. Let's roll!!!

steve (texas)

listening on radio this past saturday and yall was discussing future qbs in the draft you brought up braxton miller, but what your impressions on aj mccaron one thing about him he does show up in winning time your favorite phrase.

JJT
  (1:12 PM)

I don't see AJ McCarron as an NFL QB. The Tide don't win because of him. It's their defense, their running game their receivers and then AJ. Yes, he played well in national championship game, but I don't think he's more than just a guy. Now, he can certainly prove me wrong. I think he has a chance to be an NFL backup

Candy (Slippery Rock)

Hi JJT, do you think that the Rangers lack of hitting is just a phase or a sign of things to come?

JJT
  (1:12 PM)

it's too early right now to call it anything but a phase. until everybody has 100 or 125 ABs, you can't make any real decisions

Mel (Colorado Springs)

JJT, do you think it's more likely the Rangers keep Profar or trade him?

JJT
  (1:13 PM)

it depends on the trade. If you can get GianCarlo Stanton, then great. You get David Price, then great. It also depends on who's available

Mike Ho (Hong Kong)

Who do you think will get more of a leash for the Rangers: Moreland or Martin?

JJT
  (1:15 PM)

probably Martin because this is first time in the big leagues for the most part. Moreland has been here for a couple of years. If he doesn't hit, then they're going to make a move at the deadline, I think. But we've seen what happened with Chris Davis, when you let a dude with talent go

Adrian Australia [via mobile]

Hey JJT, I know the mavs are irrelevant right now but for next season how do they solve their glaring problem at point guard? DC and James clearly aren't the answer but neither is a maxed out Jennings I believe. The NBA is a point guard driven league today so I think this is the first position that needs to be addressed in the draft and/or free agency. Thanks for your time!

JJT
  (1:17 PM)

It's not an easy fix bro. jose Calderon, who's in Toronto, might be a good solution. Otherwise, they might have to draft one and that's a crap shoot. It's a big issue, but it's not a secret. They'll try to address it

Adrian Australia [via mobile]

Also Joe Ortiz what a find! Can he continue to turn a supposedly weak reliever corp into a strength for the Rangers? My thoughts and prayers to those affected by yesterday's bombing.

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

This is his first time through the AL, so he has the advantage since he's throwing strikes and attacking hitters. As hitters get used to him, perhaps he does't have the same success. It;s always easy to pitch, when it's all good. When it's not good we'll be able to tell what he can really do. That said, he has been TREMENDOUS

Ray (From Southside)

Everyone talks about how the offensive line needs to get better, and we all recognize that, but truly if this team wants to get into the playoffs doesnt this defense that JJ has put so much money into need to start balling out?? thoughts??

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

that's why it's a team. Both units need to play well. IF the Cowboys are blessed with health, they will play well.

Max (Lake Highlands)

Does it worry you that Stanton is off to such a slow start this year?

JJT
  (1:23 PM)

nope. Hitters can hit.

Tyler (Mesquite)

With the run the LA Kings had last season as an 8 seed in the West, do you think it was a mistake for the Stars to trade one of their top scorers in Jagr since they are only 2 points out of 8th at the moment?

JJT
  (1:24 PM)

No, No, No. The Stars had all season to find a vibe with Jagr - and they didn't. This team wasn't and isn't good enough to win a title. This is a nice little run, but let's see if they can sustain it

Craig (Lindsay, ON)

JJT, I know you don't like hypotheticals. But lets say Dall drafts OG Cooper and DT Short or Hankins in the 1st 2 rounds. Cuts Free on June 1st, would you then be ok with signing 2 veterans like Winston and Woodson to 1 year deals to shore up the OT and S positions?

JJT
  (1:25 PM)

winston yes because he's still got some youth, but not Woodson. he's a guy you sign if you're one player away. I don't view these Cowboys as one player away

Bryan (Breckenridge)

Profar, Leonys Martin, Buckel, Guzman for Stanton? Is that enough?

JJT
  (1:27 PM)

I don't think so. I figure they'd want Holland or Ogando or some young controllable pitcher. I could be wrong, but they're going to get a massive package because of the competition

Old Fisherman (Petersburg, AK)

JJT - Can you beat me in strat-o-matic football?

JJT
  (1:27 PM)

butt kicking. Easy.

Brady (Dallas) [via mobile]

I know I may be looking ahead a bit far, but any key free agents after this season?

JJT
  (1:28 PM)

you're right, you're looking ahead.

anthony (irving)

what gym do you work out at im trying to run into and get an autograph and have a sports debate till you shove me to side with my "poppeycock" lol

JJT
  (1:29 PM)

Lifetime in Plano, if that's what you want. Otherwise, you can find me 15 minutes south of downtown

steve (texas)

who would you choose for your all nba first team

JJT
  (1:29 PM)

haven't thought much about it. C: Marc Gasol, Kevin Durant, Carmelo, Kobe, Chris Paul,

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

I've heard it might save $85 million in luxury tax, but I don't think you can amnesty one of the greatest Lakers of all time just because he's hurt. The fans backlash would be absolutely awful

Rick (TX)

M. Gasol over Duncan??? Poppycock.

JJT
  (1:33 PM)

sports is all about debate. Brook Lopez has been better than Duncan this year.

raul (rio grande city TEXAS)

JJT, Blessings... how Bout them Cowboys!!! Are you following the draft more closely or not yet?

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

just a little bit

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

thanks for the chat today. I see y'all are enjoying the spring weather. Let's chat next week. it's draft week and we'll have lots to talk about

Max (Lake Highlands)

Should the Rangers be worried about their slow start at the plate this year?

JJT
  (1:35 PM)

I don't worry about anybody until they've had 100 or 125 at bats

Mac (CT)

LeBron is not on your team?

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

i said I hadnt thought much about it...lol...LBJ better be on it

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

cyber gremlins erased him. that's my story

JJT
  (1:38 PM)

not sure why I have to be a fool. Is it that serious? Chats are off the top of your head conversations. They're not blogs or stories or columns. Clearly, it was an oversight as I noted.

reggie (tx)

whats it gonna take for jg to keep his job playoffs or improvment?

JJT
  (1:39 PM)

pretty sure playoffs unless there are some really EXTENUATING circumstances

raul (rio grande city TEXAS)

Ok just a little bit...so tell me if the Cowboys really really do theiir homework...do they have a chance to get " the right kind of players?"

JJT
  (1:39 PM)

sure. whether they become players or not is another story

JJT
  (1:40 PM)

Thanks for the chat, aside from Jim from Carrollton, I appreciate it. we'll talk next week. Enjoy life and be blessed