The Cleveland Browns are starting to recognize a good thing win they see it, and Phil Taylor is a good thing. The team had until Friday at midnight to pick up their nose tackles 5th year option and they did it. Taylor had this to say about the deal;
“I am humbled and honored that the Browns exercised the fifth-year option on my contract,” Taylor said in a statement. “I truly hope to be in Cleveland my entire career and to be part of the team that turns this franchise back into a perennial winner and championship contender, and restores the luster of the Dawg Pound!”
Taylor is one guy who loves playing in Cleveland and in front of the Dawg Pound. The Browns have never had a winning season as long as Taylor, the former 2011 first round draft pick has been here, but he is starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Taylor can see the Browns are doing some things to help this team, get back to playing competitive football and Phil Taylor wants to be a part of that.
The 3 day mini camp was all Browns rookie head coach needed to see to understand this Cleveland Browns defense needs Phil Taylor in the line-up. Pettine had this to say about Taylor’s mini-cap performance;
“It’s very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in person this week that Phil Taylor is very explosive and he’s a great fit for what we want to do on defense,” Pettine said in the statement. “I like his ability to rush the passer and be there to clog up the middle at the point of attack when we need him.”
The Browns knew they couldn’t take the chance by not taking on Taylor’s 5th year option and Pettine knows the Browns are a better defense with this explosive player at nose tackle. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved including the fans.
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