clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jets At Dolphins: Jason Taylor Has Mixed Emotions

New York Jets linebacker Jason Taylor returns to Miami as a visiting player for the first time Sunday when the Jets face the Miami Dolphins.

Taylor played 12 seasons with the Dolphins, and the team let him go in the offseason. He says he is not bitter.

"What can I be bitter at? I’m playing against a team I played for for a long time. I have a lot of friends on that team still, guys that mean a lot to me and I’m very close to. At the end of the day, they’re not going to take it easy on me and I’m going to try and make as many plays as I can," Taylor said. "There’s no bitterness. I get a chance to play the greatest game on the planet and (I) have the best job in the world. To be picked up here, wanted here and sought after by Rex (Ryan) and Mike (Tannenbaum) was such an honor. It’s another great day in the NFL. What can you complain about?"

Taylor, however did admit to the Miami Herald that it will be weird walking into Sun Life Stadium as a visiting player.

``I've never had to deal with this before. It's a little different; completely different coming back to Miami and playing as a visitor, doing the whole visitor routine.''
Question is, will Taylor be cheered by Dolphins fans for his dozen seasons of stellar work in Miami? Or, will he be booed as a member of the hated AFC East rival Jets?