December 15, 2006

HE'D WIN IF ONLY PATS FANS VOTED:

Dolphins' losing record might hurt Taylor's shot at NFL's defensive MVP award (ARMANDO SALGUERO, 12/15/06, MiamiHerald.com)

Jason Taylor has reasons he wants the Dolphins to win their three remaining games, and one of those is that more victories might bring him the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

Taylor is perhaps the leading candidate. [...]

But the problem is, Taylor plays on a team treading the waters of mediocrity at 6-7. And since The Associated Press started handing out the award in 1971, just one player from a team with a losing record has won it in a nonstrike season.

That happened in 1992, when former University of Miami standout Cortez Kennedy was the choice on a Seattle Seahawks team that finished 2-14. Kennedy, a defensive tackle, had 14 sacks, five passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 92 total tackles.

And so, in a beauty contest in which the players on playoff teams seem more attractive, Taylor needs to apply a little more makeup by helping the Dolphins win.


He was so dominant last week that he depilated the Pats offensive line.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 15, 2006 12:01 AM
Comments

Wouldn't it have been easier just to say castrated?

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 16, 2006 9:23 PM
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