Posted by Will Brinson
The news that Calvin Pace could miss up to six weeks is pretty devastating for the Jets -- and Jason Taylor, too, because the 35-year-old is now expected to play "100 percent" of the snaps (instead of 75).
Just the thought of that seems like a stretch -- Taylor's been a great player in the NFL but he's ancient at this point. After reading a recent interview that Taylor did with Dan LeBatard of the Miami Herald (as tweeted by the NY Post 's Bart Hubbuch), the possibility that Taylor could make it through every single play of the first six weeks of the season seems downright impossible.
LeBatard asked Taylor if he had a "lot of stuff on [his] body that doesn't work right" and this was Taylor's response:
"I have a left shoulder that is hanging on by a string. It hurts to swing a golf club. I can't wear flip flops too long because of what is torn in my feet. I've had a bad back for six years. I've probably had six to eight epidural shots. I've popped every finger out. Not just sprained. Dislocated and put back. I can't make a fist with either hand. Hurts to tie my shoes. I have to use shoe horns. Other than that, life is good. And I'm one of the very fortunate healthy ones who has played this game for a long time."
I mean, seriously? What the hell is even doing on a football field? How did he manage to pass a physical? Why is he putting himself through the rigors of a season of the NFL when he a) doesn't need the money and b) could be spending his time complaining about how much it hurts to play golf seven days a week?
Those are the immediate questions that spring to my head when I think about what he's saying -- the more pressing inquiry, though, is how the mess is he supposed to stay healthy if he's playing every single snap for the Jets?
So, yeah, Rex Ryan should probably handle whatever "miscommunication" he's got with Adalius Thomas pretty quickly.
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