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Old 08-06-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

Shouldn't Sean Taylor be considered one of the most feared tacklers in NFL history?

I was watching the top ten most feared tacklers on the NFL Network and they had some pretty hard hitters on that list. Now the way I see it, Taylor should be on that list. A short career may keep you out of the HOF, but it damn sure doesn't keep you from being feared.

I just don't think that the NFL celebrates his extraordinary talent, if only in NFL films. When I say celebrate, they don't have to talk about him every game, but I think NFL films should at least show some of the unhuman like plays he did make in his short time here.

What better way to show kids in the future the diamond in the rough that the NFL once had. I don't think that people really know how big, strong and fast that this guy was. AND HE WAS STILL LEARNING!

The only way to see a safety like that was to create him on Madden. If talent was a gemstone, Taylor's would surely be on display at a heavily guarded museum for all to see.

We may be old, the next time we see a player like that come along again.

He should be on that list!
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:45 AM   #2
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

Possible it was an old show, if not it's a travesty.
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

You won't get a lot of disagreement on this site. Personally, I think Sean is one of those players whose stature and legend will only grow with time. Kind of like Gale Sayers, who we all now forget only played a couple of seasons.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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Sean had made his name known to Skins fans very quickly after he started playing. Other people where just starting to take notice unless you where a Giants, Dallas, Eagles fan or player who had to face him a couple of times a year. The other 28 teams players and fans did not really get a chance to see what we did every Sunday. Unless you watched the Pro Bowl.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:04 AM   #5
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

Here was the list, looking over the entire history of the league I'd say it's a pretty tough list to crack for a guy who had a short career. And when Lott is only #4 you know it's a hard hitting list:

John Lynch #10
Steve Atwater #9
Jack Lambert #8
Ray Lewis #7
Jack Tatum #6
Hardy Brown #5
Ronnie Lott #4
Lawrence Taylor #3
"Night Train" Lane #2
Dick Butkus #1
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Here was the list, looking over the entire history of the league I'd say it's a pretty tough list to crack for a guy who had a short career. And when Lott is only #4 you know it's a hard hitting list:

John Lynch #10
Steve Atwater #9
Jack Lambert #8
Ray Lewis #7
Jack Tatum #6
Hardy Brown #5
Ronnie Lott #4
Lawrence Taylor #3
"Night Train" Lane #2
Dick Butkus #1
don't know #5, and #8 had to be up there with Mike Vick, as far as being over rated. Taylor simply didnt play long enough. everyone on that list had nice, long careers
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

I agree with someone else that Sean's legend will grow with time, but more so among Redskins fans. I think he will ultimately have his place among NFL safeties, not sure how high on the list though.

As far as Lambert goes, I think he was one of the most intimidating, but not one of the hardest hitting. There's a difference. Lambert was a very intense player though.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:29 AM   #8
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I agree with someone else that Sean's legend will grow with time, but more so among Redskins fans. I think he will ultimately have his place among NFL safeties, not sure how high on the list though.

As far as Lambert goes, I think he was one of the most intimidating, but not one of the hardest hitting. There's a difference. Lambert was a very intense player though.
I'm not sure R. Lewis should be on that list. Lewis is a big hitter, an elite LB, and a future HoFer, but he's not as big of a hitter as those others. ST was a bigger hitter than Lewis.
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Here was the list, looking over the entire history of the league I'd say it's a pretty tough list to crack for a guy who had a short career. And when Lott is only #4 you know it's a hard hitting list:

John Lynch #10
Steve Atwater #9
Jack Lambert #8
Ray Lewis #7
Jack Tatum #6
Hardy Brown #5
Ronnie Lott #4
Lawrence Taylor #3
"Night Train" Lane #2
Dick Butkus #1
ST was as big as these LBs but faster than anybody on that list and probably hits harder than anybody on that list.
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

This list is the most feared tackler not hitter, right?

I don't want to start another Lavar theme, but for a couple of years he was a pretty fierce hitter as well. Not tackler, hitter, and there is a difference. ST wasn't the best tackler in the world, he was a hitter.
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Possible it was an old show, if not it's a travesty.
I'm not saying it's a travesty, but I just hope people can enjoy such a rare talent for years to come.

Look at Bo Jackson. Had he kept playing, he would have set the rushing record so high that Emmitt Smith would have had to play 25 years to break it. These two guys, along with players like Barry Sanders, Jim Brown, Deion Sanders, a well coached Mike Vick and etc., all are cut from a different talent cloth.
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This list is the most feared tackler not hitter, right?

I don't want to start another Lavar theme, but for a couple of years he was a pretty fierce hitter as well. Not tackler, hitter, and there is a difference. ST wasn't the best tackler in the world, he was a hitter.
Well, let me just say this. Do you remember a couple of years ago in Dallas when late in the fourth quarter, when the Cowboys needed a first down to keep an

important drive going and it was either Bledsoe or Testeverde that threw that pass to #84 Patrick Crayton. It look like he caught it, then all of a sudden, you see this burgundy blurr come flying into the screen and WHAM!

the ball goes flying back the opposite way. That was the hardest hit that I could remember seeing in years, if not ever. Craytons body bent like a crashdummy. I feared for his life, but he was alright.

Plus he is the only player that I have ever seen make T.O. rearrange the way he runs routes...........YA FEEL ME!!

I may be wrong, but he is the only player that I've seen knock the hell out of Marion Barber....BY HISELF! I've seen MB truck LBs.
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Well, let me just say this. Do you remember a couple of years ago in Dallas when late in the fourth quarter, when the Cowboys needed a first down to keep an

important drive going and it was either Bledsoe or Testeverde that threw that pass to #84 Patrick Crayton. It look like he caught it, then all of a sudden, you see this burgundy blurr come flying into the screen and WHAM!

the ball goes flying back the opposite way. That was the hardest hit that I could remember seeing in years, if not ever. Craytons body bent like a crashdummy. I feared for his life, but he was alright.

Plus he is the only player that I have ever seen make T.O. rearrange the way he runs routes...........YA FEEL ME!!

I may be wrong, but he is the only player that I've seen knock the hell out of Marion Barber....BY HISELF! I've seen MB truck LBs.
You're going to make me cry...RIP21
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You're going to make me cry...RIP21
A lot of WRs probably wanted to while running across the middle and taking one of those hits!

This dude could have been one of those people on X-MEN! LOL!
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #15
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Re: Shouldn't Sean Taylor.............

If Sean would've got a chance to play ten more seasons, he easily would've went down as one of the best, if not the best, safety the NFL has ever seen. Even in Sean's short
3 1/2 season career he had more ferocious tackles and hits than half the people on that list, and if he went on to have a 13+ season career at the end of it I don't think anybody would even have to hesitate to tell you that Sean Taylor was the most feared player in the history of the NFL.
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