The Patriots made it offical today signing the the 12th vetern running back formerly of the Jaguars. He has rushed for over 11,000 yards and 62 TDs.
Belichick on Taylor.
"I have tremendous respect for Fred Taylor, both as a person and as a player whose production is outstanding," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "I look forward to working with Fred as he joins the rest of our running back group."
I believe he still has some gas left in his tank:
1. He played for Jax last year whose offensive line was terrible
2. Jax had no resemblsence of a passing game to keep from safetys creeping in the box
3. In 2006 and 2007 he ran for over 1,100 yards and averaged over 5.0 yards a carry
4. The Pats do not need him to be the guy whose getting 20 carries a game and he can come in the 4th quater when the Pats need to grind out clock especially in December and Janurary.
5. Hes a much better back than Straight ahead Sammy Morris, and Lamountain Jordan.
6. He provides a good change of pace from Lauren Maroney, if Lauren can stay on the field.