Remembering Sean Taylor
Today Sean Taylor would have been 27 years old, perhaps, further inking his legacy as an NFL player and a legendary Washington Redskin. On that tragic day in November of 2007, a life was taken in such a shameful way. Too young to recall John Lennon’s assassination, this tragedy was that moment for me. To honor Taylor I recall moments I will always remember him for. These are the moments when you saw a young player and you knew: “this guys has got it”.
August 2004 vs. the Denver Broncos (Canton, OH)
It was just his first appearance in a Redskins uniform and for the time being he looked like another rookie. Rather, Taylor picked off a pass in the redzone and took it in for six. With such ease, with such arrogance, Taylor was ready to make his statement.
November 2004 vs. Eagles @PHI
The final score was 28-6 in favor of the Eagles, but the memory I have is of Taylor picking off a Donovan McNabb pass. This was a short pass and the way Taylor contorted himself to angle himself in a favorable way to seal the interception, was pure ability.
September 2005 vs. Dallas Cowboys @ DAL and December 2005 @ WAS
This is probably the most endearing game to Redskin fans all over. The Skins had just made the score 14-13 and the Cowboys were driving, looking to answer. Drew Bledsoe completes a short pass to Patrick Crayton and Taylor levels him at the point of contact.
Later that season, in Washington, Taylor made his presence felt so much on Terry Glenn, his effort inspired his defense to pour it on the Cowboys only allowing them to score one touchdown in a 35-7 game.
October 2007 vs. Green Bay Packers @ GB
Sean Taylor picks off Brett Favre 3 times in one game, ensuring Farve the all time interception record.
January 2006 vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ PHI
Sean Taylor’s signature play:
“and the scramble for the loose ball. Into the arms or Taylor. And Sean Taylor will glide to the endzone and jump for the touchdown.”