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Old 11-29-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

There are unfortunately special circumstances here which should be considered when evaluating whether Taylor deserves to have his number retired. Also, for those that oppose the idea would you really be offended if he did have his number retired before Monk, Green, et al?
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:30 PM   #17
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There are unfortunately special circumstances here which should be considered when evaluating whether Taylor deserves to have his number retired. Also, for those that oppose the idea would you really be offended if he did have his number retired before Monk, Green, et al?
I would not be offended but I think it would diminish the honor of retiring a number for having had a great career.

ST might have had a great career but then again maybe not. Unfortunately we will never know.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:33 PM   #18
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point is, not signing the petition is stating your opinion enough... trying to spark a debate about how you don't feel a man that has just passed stands up to your standards enough to be honored by the organization he represented is unnecessary.
I don't think anyone should squable right now... I don't think there is anyone out there that does not think this is a total tragedy...

There is more than one person who feels that ALOT of past skins deserve this honor. I think it is more appropriate that it be unofficially retired as they have done with alot of the greats of the past.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:33 PM   #19
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point is, not signing the petition is stating your opinion enough... trying to spark a debate about how you don't feel a man that has just passed stands up to your standards enough to be honored by the organization he represented is unnecessary.
I disagree with just about everything Irish post but this is a Redskin chat site and he stated his opinion which other people hold. I'm not sure what they should do with his number at this point but if they did retire his jersey because of what happened I have no complaints. It not fair to jump on every person who does not agree with everyway people have posted to honor Sean Taylor.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:35 PM   #20
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

I signed, normally I would be reluctant, but due to his potential impact on the team's legacy and his recent turn towards improving his off the field life, I felt honored to reccomend the retirement.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:36 PM   #21
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I don't think anyone should squable right now... I don't think there is anyone out there that does not think this is a total tragedy...

There is more than one person who feels that ALOT of past skins deserve this honor. I think it is more appropriate that it be unofficially retired as they have done with alot of the greats of the past.
I agree this is the best way, unofficial retirement.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:46 PM   #22
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I disagree with just about everything Irish post but this is a Redskin chat site and he stated his opinion which other people hold. I'm not sure what they should do with his number at this point but if they did retire his jersey because of what happened I have no complaints. It not fair to jump on every person who does not agree with everyway people have posted to honor Sean Taylor.


You're right, but before I responded I went and looked through his posts and I just felt there was an antagonistic air to alot of them in the last couple of days, and took offense.

Sorry for jumping on you Irish... you're as entitled as anyone to express opinons freely, and I'm a bit of an ass for trying to stop you...

My personal opinion is that he was great from the moment he suited up in that first hall of fame game and impacted this team more than any other player in over a decade, and his career is complete. It may not be long enough for you, but it is a complete body of work, so when you say he MAY have had a great career, it feels like you're penalizing his work for his death, just as you seem to feel we're over glorifying his work because of his death.

I do agree that there are many other redskins that deserve the honor, but Right now I cant imagine going after a signature overprice free agent a la dieon and having him don the jersey...
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:19 PM   #23
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

Keep in mind this is just a petition that someone created out of respect for ST's untimely death. As hard as it for any player to get their number retired, it is unlikely that his unfortunate short lived career will amount to enough to have it officially retired. It's just the thought of showing some love for an incredible player that could have and should have gone on to do even greater things for the Redskins.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:21 PM   #24
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Automatic. 688 and counting!
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:22 PM   #25
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Automatic. 688 and counting!
This morning it was only a little over 500
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:27 PM   #26
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This morning it was only a little over 500

Thats AWESOME!
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:58 PM   #27
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

Just signed it # 699.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:32 PM   #28
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

701 , would be nice to see 100,000 by Christmas . I caught some interviews with his teachers at the prep school he attended , he graduated with honors . I was also very impressed with C. Portis on his thoughts about wearing the # 21 . RIP Sean Taylor .
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:02 PM   #29
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

What I really admire are the fans of other NFL teams [even Cowboys fans] that signed this petition and left heartfelt comments about Sean... that just shows that Sean was remarkable and deserves to be honored even though his career was short lived.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:10 PM   #30
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Re: Sean Taylor Retired Number Petition

while i'm not sure he'll get it officially retired, I do hope he goes into the ring of honor at a min.

signed, number 709
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