November 27, 2009

RIP #21

Two years ago today, the Washington Redskins organization lost one of their brightest young stars in free safety Sean Taylor.

Taylor was shot by several men who broke into his Florida home, and died the next day from complications of his wounds.

Taylor was one of the up-and-coming greats in the NFL. He possessed incredible athleticism, and was feared throughout the league for his big play ability.

My most vivid memory was of Eagles receiver Todd Pinkston ducking for cover when Taylor came up to hit on a deep pass. Some receivers were that scared of Taylor.

Taylor was more than just a hitting machine. He possessed an uncanny ability to read defenses. In 2007 he was playing at an unbelievable level before an injury and the subsequent tragedy that followed. He had an NFL high 5 INTs just four games into the year.

Fans can pay their respects to Sean by visiting FedEx Field today.

RIP #21. You are still sorely missed on the field and in the community.

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