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    I'd love to see it happen. Taylor's addition would, essentially, fill the huge hole created when our FO let Adalius walk away. I could foresee another #1 Defense if Taylor were to join the Ravens, Fabian steps up to push Rolle, and the other key guys stay healthy.

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    Re: Jason Taylor to Ravens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah W View Post
    If his agent started the rumor, that would be a credible source.
    No.

    Or, to be more specific, what he should have done was this: Somebody with *no* inside knowledge of the organization, such as an agent, says X. That happens all the time. Agents often plant, or try to plant, stories that could make money for their clients (look at all the demand for my player!). Fine. Hell, sometimes the agents try to plant stories that are even true, though that's not what happened here.

    Then, what responsible sources do is, CALL THE TEAM. Get an *official* answer. You may not like the answer you get, and you may, if you think your story in this case is true (though it wasn't), run with it anyway. Where Yaffe went wrong was, (1) he didn't check with the team, or if he did and still stupidly thought the story was true, (2) he did not include as part of the story that the team was denying it. Because, as evidenced by the behavior of the Sun, TL here, and Aaron Wilson, *that's* what journalists do when they hear stories like this.

    And if you can't check with the team, for whatever reason, you sit with your ass on the story, because you have some integrity and are not some patsy for a scurrilous rumor mongering agent.

    To those readers tired of my opinion on this matter: I am not trying to beat a dead horse, rather, I am trying to demonstrate it is actually dead. I am massaging a dead horse. Anyway, I apologize for covering this ground again.

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  3. #33

    Re: Jason Taylor to Ravens?

    Quote Originally Posted by festivus
    I am massaging a dead horse.
    Hmmm . . . I'm not sure I needed that visual, but no apologies are needed, festivus. I was just curious as to who started this story. But since there appears to be no validity to it, I'm ready to put it to bed.




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    Re: Jason Taylor to Ravens?

    I have to be honest, I don't think it's all bad for us fans because it starts fresh debate. Some of the responses I've read about all of this on different forums have been quite insightful and shown some fresh perspectives. I don't like that people run with unchecked stories and it's devaluing the media outlets, but it's been interesting to see what people think of him.




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    Re: Jason Taylor to Ravens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Van Cleef View Post
    I have to be honest, I don't think it's all bad for us fans because it starts fresh debate. Some of the responses I've read about all of this .
    Some truth for sure.
    It would be horrible if it happened in camp, or at almost any other time of the year where we have things happening.
    This week or two is a really dead football time for anything 'meaningful', so we got a break and a chance to think and specutate, and yes, some insights on the big picture from others.
    So I can be a little more forgiving of a journalistic gaffe... but I think we can all be in agreement on "Don't let it happen when things get active", we don't want to spend time on BS when there are really things to watch and learn.

    Forum was fairly dead, we did get a little spark for whatever that was worth




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