Four years ago this week Sean Taylor was shot by attempted robbers in his Miami home. A day later he died of the massive blood loss that followed. The Redskins lost a cornerstone of their franchise that day, but the game of football lost one of their most unique and impressive talents. The real tragedy, is that it seems like Taylor was just starting to put things together when we lost him.â†µ
Taylor gave Redskins fans a glimmer of hope in some pretty down years for the franchise, and his death was greeted with an outpouring of support from everyone across Football; but it was felt particularly hard in D.C.. His former special teams coordinator at Miami describes him perfectly.
"Sean is the story of aggressiveness,'' Soldinger tells these high-school kids. "At least 50 percent of success in football can be attributed to aggressiveness. I never saw a player more aggressive than he was. It's a mindset. It's more than that. He embodied so many qualities you look for in a football player."â†µ
He says, "He was as good as I've seen."â†µ
We lost a very good football player that day, and a very good man. Four years later, we sincerely hope that Sean Taylor continues to rest in peace.â†µâ†µ