It’s been three years since Sean Taylor was shot in his home. His locker has been moved from the Redskins’ locker room to FedEx, where it will remain as a long-lasting memorial to a young man whom Greg Williams said had turned his life around. His memory is still strong in the hearts of his family, former Redskins’ teammates, and former members of the University of Miami football team. We can only hope it’s as strong in the hearts and minds of the Dade County Prosecutor’s Office. As USAToday.com reported early today, the four men suspected of having murdered Sean Taylor once again had their trial postponed, this time until March of 2011.
It was around this time in 2007 when the 5 – 7 Redskins rallied with very heavy hearts, dedicating the rest of their season to their tragically and suddenly fallen teammate. They went on a four-game tear, ending the season 9 and 7. That year, they ultimately lost in the wild card game to Seattle, 35 to 14. While that loss was just plain ugly, the team showed a ton of heart getting there. Joe Gibbs was the Head Coach. His last victory would be a home win on December 30, 2007 over those hated Dallas Cowboys.
Back to the trial – it’s been postponed at least three times. Supposedly, the fact multiple suspects are involved makes it the kind of case that can take years to be heard. Maybe so, but in the event someone on the legal defense team thinks the time lapse will quiet the emotions of Sean Taylor’s former teammates and surviving family members, I say ‘Think again!’ From a human perspective, I’d have loved to have witnessed Mr. Taylor continue to grow as a person. As a Redskins’ fan, I immensely enjoyed watching him begin to evolve as a team leader.
Speaking of Mr. Taylor’s exploits on the field, do you remember the Cowboys’ game in which he picked up a blocked field goal and ran it back, resulting in the ‘Skins kicking the winning field goal with no time left on the clock? Well, you can relive it and the famous Brunell-to-Moss connections on MNF by watching this clip of exciting Redskins-Cowboys’ endings: Redskins\’ Super Finishes Against Cowboys.