Tuesday, November 27, 2007
At times like these there are very few things that can be said. Early in his career, Sean was a notorious rule-breaker, and got into trouble often. But from all accounts- his teammates, his coach, his girlfriend, and his family- he had changed drastically when his child was born. He was a new person, a kind and loving father, a family-man, and a leader in the locker room. Some of his teammates looked up to him as something of a father, and all of them looked to him as a leader. At 24, he was one of the most impressive safeties in a league blossoming with great talent at that position. He dominated in every aspect of the game and in his life. For it to be cut so short is beyond tragic. His death hurts not only his family, not only the Redskins, not only the NFL, but all people who love football. I know that every time I watch a Redskins game until the end of the year all I will be thinking of is how Sean played the game, never leaving anything on the field. The NFL won't be the same without him. The saddest thing of all is that he was not killed doing what he loved, but by a coward with a gun. Sean is survived by his girlfriend and one year old daughter. He will be missed.
R.I.P Sean Taylor: