Super Duper Club
- Aug 10, 2008
- Reaction score
- Pattaya, Thailand
The tape, as they say, does not lie. And Jamar Taylor’s tape tells the truth about his much-improved health.
Taylor has a prized clip of practice footage. It shows the Dolphins’ young cornerback in coverage, running stride-for-stride with Mike Wallace — one of the fastest receivers in the game.
The video has to be from this spring. It could not have existed this time last year.
Taylor’s rookie season was largely a lost one, sidelined by a sports hernia and torn abductor. A kidney condition prevents him from taking anti-inflammatory medication, so the pain was intense. His performance suffered.
“When I was coming off of injury, I was getting beat by the slowest people,” Taylor said Wednesday. “I can honestly admit that. Dudes were running past me. I couldn’t move.”
Now, he’s hanging with the fastest. With Cortland Finnegan shelved this week with what is believed to be a knee issue, Taylor is running with the starters. And he’s more than holding his own.