With the recent firing or Charlie Weis from Notre Dame does that open the door for him to reunite with the team he has found all his success. With Jason Taylor coming to the end of a one year contract with the Dolphins mean he will be leaving for the Patriots.
With Jason Taylor already publicly stating in so many words he isn't retiring:
"I don't want to be a hindrance to a team or hold a team back, but I know I can play, I'm enjoying it, and it's December and I'm feeling great and healthy. And I'll go as long as it works out," he said.
The Patriots were very close to signing him this off-season. He respects the Patriots and Belichick And Belichick has Love for him as well as was stated after the Patriots beat the Dolphins earlier this year:
"To get respect like that from somebody like Bill Belichick is very flattering. It's humbling. It's very appreciated," Taylor said. "I've said over the years how much respect I have for Belichick and a lot of the guys on that team and the organization as a whole up there in New England. To get a compliment from Bill like that means a lot."
In order for the Seymour trade to make any sense the Patriots have got to get a pass rushing end in the mold of Taylor. The lack of pass rush was evident in The second half against the Colts and the Monday night affair against the Saints.
I don't think Taylor is a long term fix due to his age (35) but i believe he can help for at-least two years while we find a replacement. The pick from the Raiders the Patriots received for Seymour should be used to find that edge rusher who can get 12-15 sacks a year.
Some how on Derrick Burgess's long trip from Oakland he forgot how to get to the quaterback. He has gone from 16 sacks and the league leader back in 2005 and 11 in 2006 to 2 in 2009. That production has got to change. Jason Taylor has 6 so far this year.
Tully Banta-Cain leads the team with a putrid 5 and he was released from the team for one week and brought back.
Now for Charlie Weis I believe he is a long shot to return to the Patriots and guide the offense. He is coming off a terrible run at Notre Dame where so much was expected from him and rightly so.
If he comes back it wont be until 2011 and then he will be revived and ready to take back the reigns of the Patriots prolific offense. That will be Randy Moss's last year under contract.
Remember Charlie never got to coach up Moss or Welker because they came in the year he left. That will be fun to see what Weis can dial up for Welker and Moss.
Lets all hope the Patriots finish the year strong and win their 5th super bowl OH i mean 4th that Giant loss still hurts mean deeply.