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Old 01-18-2005, 02:48 PM   #16
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I find the discussion of how important it is to be "ffeared" here very interesting. "Fear" is not important when it is a factor that someone might use to keep a Redskin such as Art Monk out of the HoF. Warpath posters get really indignant about that.

However, if someone - OK, me - suggests that Sean Taylor is not a very good safety at the moment, everyone here says that's OK because it is important that he is an intimidator and puts fear in the opposition.

So, is striking fear in the hearts of your opponents really important - or not?

I would vote for Art Monk if I had a vote but I don't. But I don't think his absence from the HoF is nearly the biggest omission...
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:28 PM   #17
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I find the discussion of how important it is to be "ffeared" here very interesting. "Fear" is not important when it is a factor that someone might use to keep a Redskin such as Art Monk out of the HoF. Warpath posters get really indignant about that.

However, if someone - OK, me - suggests that Sean Taylor is not a very good safety at the moment, everyone here says that's OK because it is important that he is an intimidator and puts fear in the opposition.

So, is striking fear in the hearts of your opponents really important - or not?

I would vote for Art Monk if I had a vote but I don't. But I don't think his absence from the HoF is nearly the biggest omission...
I think that "fear" is something that can be important, but that it is not a prerequisite (sp?) to be put into the Hall. Different players have different roles. Monk's was to let the opponent fear the faster guys and to just make plays "under the radar," which he did exceptionally....to the extent of holding league records when he retired.
Also, as for the Sean Taylor point, it is a different type of fear....more on a personal level of a player fearing getting completely clocked when hit by a defender, rather than a team fearing getting burned by a player on offense. Both are important, but different.....and not a primary factor in determining whether a player deserves to be in the HoF, IMO.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:31 PM   #18
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SC: Fear, especially on defense, is a big part of the game and is important. Sean Taylor made some bad plays this year, but for the bad I think he more than made up for it on the good. For example, in that Cowboys game he floated a bit closer to Keyshawn isntead of the UDFA rookie. I think that's a mistake even veteran safeties will make. Will you work on their big receiver or their unheardof rookie?

The one you always bring up where he didn't tackle at the goal line, Marcus Washington missed the tackle there too. He went for the strip which isn't the best idea, but he's not the only one that missed it.

I feel Sean Taylor has a tremendous up side and you have to expect some growing pains from a young player, especially at the safety position. He has some off-the-field issues to work out, no denying, but he, as a rookie, played better than a lot of veteran FS's around the league.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:57 PM   #19
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I seriously cannot wait to see Taylor and Arrington on the field at the same time again next year.
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:09 PM   #20
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I seriously cannot wait to see Taylor and Arrington on the field at the same time again next year.
Me too! We never saw them start a game together this year....by the time Taylor was starting, Lavar was hurt....so it should be pretty wild with both of them out there.
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:12 PM   #21
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I said this right after the Skins drafted Taylor... we have to hope and pray that they never collide with each other!
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:20 PM   #22
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Taylor had a pretty good rookie season, sometimes I wish I had some of what SC is smokin'

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