J. Taylor Sticks Up For Beleaguered Dolphins

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor told reporters Wednesday it's possible that his 1-6 team could beat the undefeated Bears on Sunday in Chicago.

"It's not going to take a miracle to beat this team," Taylor said. "I'm sorry. I'll give the Bears their respect. They're a good football team with a lot of the top players at their positions. But we're not playing the '72 Dolphins or the all-Madden team on the video game. These guys can be beaten. It's as simple as that. I give them respect. But sorry, guys, that's about it. We're still going to go up there to do what we have to do."

Taylor also went after former Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a member of the unbeaten 1972 Miami team who publicly criticized the Dolphins this week and said they have no chance to beat the Bears this weekend.

"It's another chapter in the grumpy Kuechenberg story," Taylor said. "It's Kuechenberg. He gets up every year and [complains] about something. If it ain't one thing, it's another. He needs a hug and a hobby. It's ridiculous."

By Mark Maske |  November 2, 2006; 11:17 AM ET  | Category:  Bears , Dolphins
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I loooove Jason Taylor. He is no pushover. Sure, the Dolphins may not win, but that's beside the point.

Posted by: luvjason | November 2, 2006 11:57 AM

I hope Da Bears (or the Colts) go 19-0 so they can shut up the old timers from the 72 Dolphins team. then they could claim not only to be the best of all time but even better than the 72 team by virtue of a longer season with more wins.

Let's be honest. Enough already, the 72 Dolphins were smaller and slower than any of the modern NFL teams. The higher salaries of today's game attracts better players...not to mention the advances in bio-tech products like "supplements" and steroids. Back in 72 it was rare for a lineman to be anywhere near 300lbs, now it's quite regular. Sure there was a Bob Hayes, Cliff Branch or Harold Jackson here and there back in the day...now nearly every NFL receiver is that fast.

The 1972 teams were allowed to bump and run all the way down the field, today's defenders get 5 yards.

Try running with Santana Moss with just one chuck on him....nearly impossible.

If we could jump in a time machine we could watch the 72 Dolphins would be wiped out by the likes of the Troy Aikman led Cowboy teams or the John Elway Super Bowl squads.

Yes, go Bears or Colts win 16 in a row and THEN go undefeated in the playoffs. That would be what... (divisional game, conference championship and Super Bowl) 19-0. That would really shut old Kuechenberg and the crew up.

You'd think they'd be happy being remembered as a great and classy team but no...every year we have to see them cracking open champagne when the last undefeated team falls. Now we have to hear them slam on the current squad in what probably is some crude effort to fire up the current team to beat the Bears this weekend.

Real classy, who gave Kuechenberg that idea, John Kerry?

Go Bears.

Posted by: Get Over It Man... | November 2, 2006 4:12 PM

Please, please, please will another NFL team go undefeated??? I am so sick of the stories about the '72 Dolphins every time a team starts the year better than 5-0. Yes it was a great accomplishment but enough is enough. These guys act like they invented football.

Posted by: Enough already | November 2, 2006 4:26 PM

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