The centre-back missed the final five months of last season after rupturing his Achilles against Chelsea.
"I feel sorry for them in a way it is always me nagging at them all the time," Taylor told the Daily Express.
"It must be like having a nagging wife, with me being the wife, saying 'When can I do this and when can I do that'?
"Six or seven months with the same person - I can't blame them if they became a bit grumpy. I don't know how they did it. But I take my hat off to them, although I have to back off now."
Newcastle start the new Premier League campaign at home to Tottenham Hotspur later today.