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Dolphins legend Jason Taylor talks Hall of Fame, Dan Marino & Adam Gase

J-T speaks with Miami media after getting 'Call to the Hall'

Former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor talks with the media Thursday at Fins camp in Davie, Fla.
Former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor talks with the media Thursday at Fins camp in Davie, Fla.


Davie, Fla. – Newly elected Hall of Famer Jason Taylor could not stop smiling Thursday when he spoke to the Miami media after being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during Super Bowl weekend in Houston.

Just five days after learning he had been voted into Canton as a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Taylor could still not believe it. 

"When I came in, in ’97, I used to sit across the locker room and look at Dan, knowing who he was, what he was, what he meant to Miami and to the National Football League. I’m not on Dan’s level but I’m a Hall of Famer like Dan Marino and that just blows my mind. I still have not grasped it yet because it’s been a whirlwind," said Taylor. 

Taylor will enter the Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Week in Canton August third through the sixth.

Taylor's take on the current edition of the Dolphins lead by coach Adam Gase; "It was great to see them in the playoffs. The excitement … It’s amazing the excitement that builds in this city when this football team is playing well. The other teams in town, the Heat had a run and the city was electric; but it’s just different when the Dolphins are good. I think Adam is on the right track and he’ll continue to build. I know Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier and those guys are working tirelessly to not just make the playoffs but win the division, win playoff games and hopefully be in Minnesota (for the Super Bowl) next year.”