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Old 11-27-2007, 08:05 AM   #16
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Definitely one of my favorite players with loads of potential to be one of the best players in the league. My favorite memory is when he blew up Willie Parker when we went to Pittsburgh a few years ago. Gibbs first year I believe.
I have a .GIF of that on my computer. I remember watching him his rookie year and thinking, man, the best is truly yet to come. All the plays he made, every game I remember watching him and thinking, man he truly is the complete safety. I love watching him lay out the opposition with no regards to his health. You could tell how much football meant to him by the way he played.

Remember the interview this summer where he said "we make a king's ransom to play a kid's game"? When I heard that, I gained so much respect for him. It wasn't about the money, to him it was about the impact he made on the game, and he understood that he had one chance to give it his all and he wanted to be the best he could be.

I'll never forget you Sean, and when the Skins store opens up in an hour I will be there waiting to buy a jersey to honor your memory. I'm still in absolute shock, I got off work 2 hours ago and came home expecting good news and now this. You are in a better place and you truly were a Washington Redskin. I only wish it didn't have to end like this.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:08 AM   #17
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Sean was my favorite player on the squad in the past several years. It wasn't that he was the biggest hitter, or the play maker on the defense. It was his attitude, and love of the game. It doesn't matter who was talking about what team, I know as soon as I threw Sean's name in the conversation everyone became a Redskin fan. We love you Sean, may God bless your soul.

I agree....RETIRE #21. There will never be a Redskin CB/SS/FS like the one we lost today.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:10 AM   #18
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Sean, thank you for the joys you have brought to all of us over the past four years. Watching you play has been a privelege. You were the true definition of "safety", the last line of defense. You lived up to that position, because this season I never felt more "safe" than I did when you were back there. Your presence on the field made me feel so confident that nobody could get anything deep on our team. And on the occasions when a ball did get launched on us, rather than feeling a pit in my stomach, I felt confident that you'd be there to swat it away or snatch it out of the air.

But today as a fan, I'm left feeling empty. I'll forever hold on to your memory not just as a player, but as a person. Thank you for being a great father. There is no greater accomplishment in life than to provide for and love completely your children. Though you were so young, and had so much football ahead of you, even at such a young age you accomplished greatness as a father. Your achievements on the field, no matter how many years you played, will always be dwarfed by your greatest of feats. Thank you for that; the world needs more fathers just like you.

In the words of Paul Simon, and on Jackie Taylor's behalf:

"I'm going to watch you shine,
Going to watch you grow.
Going to paint a sign
So you'll always know,
As long as one and one is two,
There will never be a father who loves his daughter more than I love you."
God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:12 AM   #19
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I just would like to say thanks for everything that he has done in a Redskins uniform. I bought a full size replica helmet with his autograph on it after the redskins drafted him just knowing that he would be a great player. Even though he was young in his career you could just tell that he was going to be a great player... RIP Mr. Taylor
"I am the best at what I do, and what I do isn't very nice" - Sean Taylor
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:13 AM   #20
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I didn't know much about Taylor coming out of Miami, pre-draft scouting reports aside. My brother is a Hokie, and told me that the guy is a once in a generation safety - a bigger, faster version of Ronnie Lott. Taylor immediately became my favorite Redskin, and in one of his first starts against Chicago, he made a huge impact with an INT and a sack.

From that game forward, I never wanted to miss the defense, because I knew that #21 might do something special on any given play. There were too many to name, but my favorite Taylor memories was the way he took big time WRs out of the game. T.O. was a non-impact whenever he faced the Skins with Taylor on the field. Same with Randy Moss - I fondly recall Taylor slamming Moss to the field after knocking away a deep throw down the middle of the field.

Then there were the game changing plays - the playoff clinching scoop and TD return against Philly in 2005, only to do it a week later at Tampa in the playoffs. I attended the Cowboys game in 2006 when Taylor recovered the blocked Dallas game winning FG and returned it to a position where the Redskins won with a FG the next play - a great play by a great player. It sends chills down the spine to hear Gibbs recount that play - the one player on his D that he would want to return a block in that situation, happened to get the ball. Taylor was just a dynamic player.

For those of you too young to recall U of Maryland basketball in the mid-80's, for me, this is so reminiscent of the Len Bias tragedy. I loved watching Len attack the rim the way Sean attacked opposing receivers and ball carriers. Both Sean and Len were freakish physical specimens who would have left a lasting legacy had they played full careers. I feel much of the same emptiness today that I felt on June 19, 1986.

Thanks for the memories Sean. I will never forget you.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:24 AM   #21
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I'll remember everything. The good, the bad but most of all I'll remember forever what he meant to us. In a time of medocrity and struggle he signified hope. He was our bastion of light at the end of the tunnel. When he played poorly no one was mad because we were afraid he wasn't as good as we had thought. We were mad because we knew he was EVERYTHING we thought. When he played well we won. When he played well it gave us pride. We had the MEAST and no matter what the rest of our team looked like we could count on that man to lay a beat down. His ability to show up is what I'll remember. When so many couldn't he always did. RIP Sean.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:37 AM   #22
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For me, the Green Bay game epitomizes Sean the football player. Two picks and nobody wanted to catch the ball on his side of the field.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:38 AM   #23
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My favorite player for the Skins ever. Nobody else out there would lay the wood like he used to.
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:38 AM   #24
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I'm litterally sobbing as I try to write this out.... I was one of the few lucky ones that got a chance to meet Sean...the absolute pleasure of meeting him....lol, I remember being in the tunnel at Raymond James in 2005 (Sean was out with an ankle injury) and a buddy of mine had on Seans jersey and I remember him looking over and I was just like "holy shit, that's Sean Taylor"....than in a story I must have told a thousand times by now....he just started walking over to us and introduced himself too us and I was just like "holy shit, who the fuck am I?" and he's like "What's up, I'm Sean"...and I swear to god, I'll never foget when he said that..I just remember thinking (still crying btw lol), "No shit you're Sean"...we talked for like 5 mintues, watched some of the Vikings/Giants game, and that was it...something I know he probaboly never thought twice about....but man that was one of the coolest moments of my life.....There were so many else he was behind.....

The Hit on Crayton down in Big D, the fumble return vs Tampa, the blocked feild goal return against Dallas, his hit this year during that first Eagles game on Reggie Brown nearly killed me because I went so nuts....my favorite it still is the fumble return against the Eagles to send us to the playoffs....I remember as he dove across the goal line like super man I was diving across my basement mimicking him and all my friends dog piled me...It was moments like that which make this worth it to me....

I hate the fact that I'll never be able to scream at my T.V. "Why is Sean Taylor the only guy who gives a damn on defense"

I hate the fact that I'll never be able to go nuts when he gets an interception...only to scream "SEAN WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING" When he tries to latteral it like he always does....

I hate the fact that a daughter is now without her Dad, Parents without their son, and a fiance without her husband...

and I hate the fact that I'm without my hero.

Thanks Sean......It was truly a pleasure.
great post,cant add much to that
Sean,thanks for the memories
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:43 AM   #25
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Unbelievable talent. It was just fun watching him play. He was like a human missle.

One of my favorite plays was the play that never happened. I believe it was Pinkston who alligator armed a throw down the middle that Mr. ST was closing in on like a train.

Just fun to watch him play. I hate to have conceded thoughts like that. Most importantly the young man lost his life and his daughter has to grow up w/ out a father. Very sad.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:43 AM   #26
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I have been hit with so much emotion over Sean's passing, as we all have been. Sean was becoming a man, and a great father and a future husband. This above all is more important than anything he could do on a football field. I feel sad thinking of a little girl that will never get to see her father. It is unbelievable how petty some of us are when it comes to our team, and puts things in perspective when things like this happen. I pray for Seans family. Football is a game Sean loved to play every week, but fatherhood is something Sean loved every second of every day. It is a sad day for us Redskin fans knowing we will not see that famed #21 smash someone coming across the middle. I can not imagine how our boys will react to this loss, I could care less about our season right now.

#21 will always be a "true Redskin" and will always be remembered.
RIP Sean... we will miss you.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:47 AM   #27
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Thanks for all the memories, Sean...you were taken from us far too soon...RIP, bro...you'll be missed...
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:55 AM   #28
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Last night on the news they showed the gathering at Redskin Park and a fan talked about what we could do as fans.

I'm going to go donate blood. It seems silly on some level. I know the doctors did everything they could. But maybe someone else will survive.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:57 AM   #29
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My Mom wanted to chime in with...

Hail to a Redskin
Sean Taylor
We love you

Hail to a Redskin
Our Prayers
go forth with you

Hail to a Redskin
A football player

But to oh so many people
he was so much more than that
A son, a friend
A fiance
A Brother. a Daddy too.
Dear God we pray for Sean
and his family too.

Hail to you Sean Taylor
A Redskin
Through and Through
Hail to a Redskin
Sean Taylor
We'll miss you

R.I.P. Sean #21
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #30
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Sad Day. My great memory about Taylor is his mystery. He came to work, and did his job and didn't let anyone know about it. Humble guy, who was too good for this league, THER WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER FOOTBALL PLAYER LIKE SEAN. We were privliged to have him on our team for the time we had him. I live way outin Idaho and envy you guys who have gotten a chance to see and meet him. Hail to the Redskins, Hail to Sean Taylor. Let the games continue. Thanks
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