Fact is, he probably had a better season than Joey Porter. And did it a lot more quietly.
In addition, Taylor played at strongside linebacker, where he was asked to take on the tight end. It's not a role for which he's best suited, so who knows what he could do at weakside linebacker.
The feeling is that Taylor, if used properly, clearly could reach double digits in sacks and come up with some game-changing turnovers like he always has.
Just about everybody who covers the Dolphins is mystified as to why the team has decided it can do without Taylor when he's still better than any other outside linebacker on the roster. Sure, his career is winding down, but there's no reason to think he can't be productive for another year, maybe two.