This is Jason Taylor.
He plays. He sacks. He conquers.
Do not think just because he won the Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 that his greatness has past. Oh no, my friends. He is only just beginning to unleash his terror against the rest of the National Football League.
Why, ask his new head coach. He’ll tell you. Cam Cameron -- like every other opposing coach in the NFL -- would get the testicle-shrivels whenever he had to game-plan for JT as the Chargers' OC. And he’s man enough to admit it:
“You have to account for him every play,'' Cameron said. “People say, 'We'll run at him.' If you run at him, he's tough for people to stay on because he's so active. You say, 'We'll run away from him.' Then he runs you down from behind. Then you say, 'We'll have to double him,' and you free-up somebody else to make a play.
”It's nice to be on the same sideline.''
So far, I’ve been in two fantasy drafts that feature independent defensive players. Both times I drafted JT. Both times I was mocked for taking him too early.
But the mocking only masked the fear and dread that seized upon my fellow fantasy football dorks. For I now have Jason Taylor on my team. And they all took a collective shit on their computer keyboards.
Jason Taylor is a man-beast. You can never take him too early.
He’s the man that brings offensive linemen to their knees.
He’s the man who gives Tom Brady nightmares.
He’s the man who keeps Mr. Dead in his pocket.
So I ask you, my fantasy football competitors … Know what I have in my fantasy football lineup?