11.27.07 10 years ago 64 Comments

Sean Taylor succumbed to the gunshot wound he suffered late Sunday night.  He was 24.

It's hard to write something that sounds sincere on a website that is generally anything but that, but — as a fan — I was genuinely interested in what Taylor did on and off the field.  For better and worse, he played with the utmost passion — from his punishing hits in the secondary to the spitting incident that marked him as a "bad guy."  He was perhaps not the best safety in the game, but it's likely he was the most feared.

Of course, I can only distill from Taylor what I saw on the playing field.  His life extended beyond the sidelines, and my heartfelt wishes go out to his girlfriend, his one-year-old daughter, and the Washington Redskins community.

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