Taylor, Dolphins remain miles apart

With Bill Parcells and Tony Sparano trying to establish a new identity in Miami, the new regime is having trouble reeling in Dolphins' franchise player Jason Taylor, writes Sal Paolantonio.

Originally Published: June 9, 2008
By Sal Paolantonio | ESPN.com

DAVIE, Fla. -- It didn't take long for Tony Sparano to make his voice heard. It was a growl, really, like the bark of a gunny sergeant at boot camp, cutting through the heat and humidity of south Florida, making it perfectly clear that -- with or without Jason Taylor -- the Dolphins' defense was going to show up on every down.

"Run to the [expletive] ball!" screamed Sparano, chasing rookie running back Jalen Parmele, who had scooted through the left side of the Dolphins' front seven. ...

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