Taylor should be back

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Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Taylor returned to the team after a year with the Washington Redskins.

With the Dolphins soon to be releasing outside linebacker Joey Porter the Dolphins should bring back Taylor.

The Dolphins do have a replacement for Porter in outside linebacker Cameron Wake.

Wake had 5.5 sacks in a reserve role on the team.

That has obviously made Porter expendable and when he opened his big mouth to request he be cut the Dolphins happily obliged.

The only other starter on the Dolphins defense that is over 30 is nose tackle Jason Ferguson.

Taylor obviously wants to win a Superbowl and with the way quarterback Chad Henne developed the Dolphins have a good chance at that next years.

In the end the Dolphins and Taylor need each other.

Will Mawae get a sniff in free agency?

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According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, via ProFootballTalk.com, Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae will test free agency.

At age 39 one has to wonder if Mawae will get any interest in free agency at all.

To Mawae’s defense he is still very durable as he started every game last year.

However, as the saying goes nothing last forever.

At some point Mawae will start breaking down, which could be early as next year.

What he should have done is just take the best offer that the Titans were giving.

In the end Mawae is making a big mistake.

Has Owens Changed?

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens has been a player that has always been about himself.

It looks like things have changed as Owens has patched things up with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.

According to the New York Post, Owens said,  “I can honestly say I appreciate those years and Donovan and I are friends and, actually we were just hanging out last night as a matter of fact.”

It looks like that Owens has realized that he is in the twilight of his career and the only way he is going to get a Superbowl is with a winning franchise.

With the success that Owens had with the Eagles he could be looking for away to get back on to the Eagles for another shot at the Superbowl.

The question will be if the Eagles do take him back will he put his pride aside and take the slot receiver role with the Eagles?

With the way he acted on the Buffalo Bills that is a good possibility with the way he is talking he sounds like he has learned a lesson to not take winning for granite.

That sometimes mean you have to shut up and be a good soldier even if you disagree with things at times.

In the end if Owens would get back on to the Eagles the NFC East is going to be one tough division next year.

What direction will the Buccaneers go?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick third overall in the April’s National Football League Draft.

The direction that they will take with their pick is anyone’s guess.

The top two sure fire prospects being Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska and Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma, but after them it gets tricky.

The Buccaneers don’t need a quarterback since they took Josh Freeman last year.

Also, the Buccaneers appear to be good at offensive tackle.

That means the Buccaneers will probably go with the best player available on the defensive side of the football.

The consensus right now is safety Eric Berry to the Buccaneers, because of his playmaking ability.

In the end the reality is though nobody knows who will go where after the second pick overall.

Steelers once again are leading the way

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a leading franchise as many teams have copied every facet of their organization.

Once again the Steelers will be leading the way this offseason.

Earlier this month the Steelers announced that they would be using a self imposed salary cap.

Then this past Thursday the Detroit Lions announced that they will as well impose a salary cap upon themselves.

No doubt the Buffalo Bills will be one of those teams that will impose a salary cap on themselves.

People have to look no further than when the team decided to implement a cash to the cap system.

Many of the NFL teams then followed suit.

In the end even though officially there is no salary cap the realities are there will be by each team.

NFL should make a deal with NCAA

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One of the big problems with scouting college prospects is the fact that not many college teams use National Football League style offenses.

What the NFL should do about this is negotiate some kind of deal that will lead to the implementing of these offenses.

The big example of this problem is former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow.

Tebow’s throwing mechanics are all screwed up from the lack of proper coaching while at Florida.

Also, the Gators used a spread offense attack, which means that Tebow was in a shotgun for his whole time there.

Another reason to do this is that players are expected to be able to perform much quicker than in years past.

Since there is no deal like this many teams have been adopting the spread offense to allow young players to be able to succeed at the NFL level while they are developing.

In then end a deal like this would make life easier for everyone.