Found December 28, 2011 on sun-sentinel.com:
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DAVIE — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is capable of commenting on the opposition without being critical. When told of the news of Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor reportedly retiring, Ryan was only complimentary. He coached Taylor for one season, even joking he wished the retirement would happen before Sunday’s game. “First off, if that really is the case, he is still playing at a high level,” Ryan said. “Obviously, he has the seven quarterback sacks, which would indicate that. He’s more than just that. In my opinion, that’s a no-brainer Hall of Fame player. What a guy. He was a phenomenal teammate here. We only had him the one year, yet he affected the team so positively.” Ryan said Taylor impacted the team with more than just on-field play. He was the team’s most approachable player, always willing to offer advice to younger teammates. He called Taylor a “young kid,” and recalled when the veteran would play scout team running back during practices. “I’m proud that I had a chanc
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