Zach Thomas Calls Out Dolphins for Disrespecting Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor deserved better. Certainly better than having to join the Jets. Now his former teammate Zach Thomas, who spent 11 seasons with the Dolphins himself and is Taylor's brother-in-law, is calling out the front office for their shady and disrespectful handling of the situation.

"I'm not trying to be hard on [Dolphins General Manager] Jeff Ireland. But he's saying it wrong, especially for a guy who has so much history with the Miami Dolphins. He's the all-time sacks leader among active players, and you're going to talk about him like he's a first- or second-year player. He should know how to respect guys that have been great to the game. ... That's fine if you don't have a need for him. But you tell him up front. And you don't go through the media and act like you're shocked that it's being brought up. I don't like the organization to look bad that way," Thomas told Sid Rosenberg yesterday on WQAM.

"I get disappointed when I see guys that have put everything on the line for the Dolphins organization and have a Hall-of-Fame career like Jason Taylor and it goes down like it has the last couple weeks," Thomas continued.

"Look, I know everyone's going to be in an uproar because everybody hates the Jets -- I hate the Jets -- but he has to what he's got to do and get respect. You're driven by respect as a player, especially the good ones. And he's got that from Rex Ryan. Hopefully, [the Dolphins] will learn from this... Jason wanted to be wanted. The Jets wanted him. They're a team on the rise. I hate to say it, they've got the No. 1 defense and now they're going to be even stronger."

Taylor and the Jets will now face the Dolphins in our home opener. Here's the Fins complete 2010 schedule: 

Sept. 12 - @ Bills 
Sept. 19 - @ Vikings 
Sept. 26 - Jets 
Oct. 4 - Patriots 
BYE Week 
Oct. 17 - @ Packers 
Oct. 24 - Steelers 
Oct. 31 - @ Bengals 
Nov. 7 - @ Ravens 
Nov. 14 - Titans 
Nov. 18 - Bears 
Nov. 28 - @ Raiders 
Dec. 5 - Browns 
Dec. 12 - @ Jets 
Dec. 19 - Bills 
Dec. 26 - Lions 
Jan. 2 - @ Patriots

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