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“You definitely get more comfortable speaking up at certain times,” he said. “You have the respect. That’s the big thing - having the other guys’ respect in the locker room. You can’t come in with no respect and try to own the place. At this point hopefully I have some respect in the locker room, and now I can assert myself.”

Taylor is part of an advisory group formed last fall by team owner Stephen Ross that also includes Tony Dungy, Don Shula, Dan Marino and Curtis Martin. The group, which has yet to meet, will review organizational conduct policies and make recommendations on areas for improvement.

“We have all seen the report,” Taylor said. “We know what it says. In the coming days and weeks we will have a discussion about it, and that discussion will stay between me, Mr. Ross and the other members of the committee.”

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