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nookiebear 27-11-2007 11:24 AM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true

Redskins' Sean Taylor shot... :eek:

Reports reckon he might suffer brain damage :( :eek:

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 12:14 PM

He flat-lined twice in surgery apparently. :(

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 12:20 PM

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Originally posted by Grim Reaper
Funnily enough there are many kids my age whose first sight of NFL was kicker John Smith appearing on Saturday Morning kids TV (anyone remember Saturday Starship with Tommy Boyd?) in 1982-83, with footage of him scoring the winning late field goal for New England in a 3-0 win.

The opponents? Miami

The Snowplough Game.

Godstone Eagle 27-11-2007 12:22 PM

Just seen this on SSN, very sad news. RIP

davematt 27-11-2007 12:31 PM

NFL star dies from bullet wound

A star player from the National Football League in the US has died, a day after being shot in his home during an apparent burglary.

Sean Taylor, who played for the Washington Redskins, was shot by an intruder at his home near Miami.

Mr Taylor, 24, died after heavy blood loss, caused by the severing of his femoral artery.

A family friend told AP news agency the NFL star had not regained consciousness after being taken to hospital.

Police said they were investigating the circumstances behind the shooting.

:( :sob:

RIP Sean :(

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 12:49 PM

Very sad. On his day he was some player. :(

Benzhiyi 27-11-2007 12:59 PM

Awful. :(

jazman 27-11-2007 12:59 PM

Very sad news .... :(

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 01:16 PM

Far too many black decals on helmets this year, and that's another one. Shot in his own home. Just sickening.

Like Darrent Williams, a father of young kids, gone far too soon.

Incidentally I hope that the NFL lets players from teams other than the Redskins honour him, because the Jake Plummer/Pat Tillman thing a few years ago was ridiculous. I'm sure other University of Miami players will wish to remember Taylor. Along similar lines it was good of the Redskins to fly Clinton Portis down there with a team delegation.

saxoneagle 27-11-2007 01:25 PM

Very sad news indeed. :(

I'll always remember him for THAT hit on the punter in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Hope God has his pads on...

Chester 27-11-2007 01:32 PM

RIP

Not the news i was expecting to wake up to this morning

:(

nookiebear 27-11-2007 01:34 PM

Bloody hell, absolutely gutted - was one hell of a player

saxoneagle 27-11-2007 01:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1TgyMrkqNs

:(

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 01:57 PM

Was a member of the 2001 UM national championship team. Get a look at this roster alone to see the impact that will be felt by this:
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Among the numerous stars on the 2001 Miami squad were: Dorsey; running backs Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee, Najeh Davenport, and Frank Gore; tight end Jeremy Shockey; wide receiver Andre Johnson; tackles Bryant McKinnie and Joaquin Gonzalez; defensive linemen Jerome McDougle, William Joseph, and Vince Wilfork; linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams; and defensive backs Ed Reed, Mike Rumph, and Phillip Buchanon. Additional contributors included future stars Kellen Winslow II, Sean Taylor, Antrel Rolle, Vernon Carey, and Eric Winston. In all, an extraordinary 16 players from the 2001 Miami football team were drafted in the first-round of the NFL Draft (5 in the 2002 NFL Draft: Buchannon, McKinnie, Reed, Rumph, and Shockey; 4 in 2003: Johnson, Joseph, McDougle, and McGahee; 6 in 2004: Carey, Taylor, Vilma, Wilfork, Williams, and Winslow; and 1 in 2005: Rolle).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Mi..._football_team

saxoneagle 27-11-2007 02:21 PM

Wow, that was a pretty handy team...

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 03:43 PM

Slightly happier note, I took a wander round Sports Direct in my lunch hour. Seems they've got a few NFL jerseys going for 30. Only a few teams, Cowboys, Steelers & Giants among them.

Be careful though, one of them had OWENS printed upside-down on the back.

Adlerhorst 27-11-2007 03:58 PM

All over the news here as you can imagine (I'm in DC today)

Sad

saxoneagle 27-11-2007 04:19 PM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Slightly happier note, I took a wander round Sports Direct in my lunch hour. Seems they've got a few NFL jerseys going for 30. Only a few teams, Cowboys, Steelers & Giants among them.

Be careful though, one of them had OWENS printed upside-down on the back.

Hopefully I'll be watching the Green Bay corners turning that c*nt upside down on Thursday too!

elliott 27-11-2007 04:25 PM

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Originally posted by Benzhiyi
That was some game. And although the conditions were a great leveller, I was nonetheless impressed with how we played. In particular John Beck looked like he might be the quarterback we've been waiting for; showed poise in the pocket, a strong and accurate arm, and some speed when he got flushed. I'm keen to see what he can do against the Bills and the Jets later in the year as that was a tidy little performance.
I agree on the whole, but there is one thing that I'd disagree with, and it worries me.

John Beck does NOT have a strong arm. In fact he side-arms it. That's why none of his passes have any zip. Growing up in a BYU spread offense has meant that he doesn't have a strong arm at all.

And RIP Sean Taylor.

Strathclyde Eagle 27-11-2007 05:06 PM

I think there's a YouTube clip of Beck throwing a 70 yard hail mary. I think his arm is ok. :)

If you're on YouTube also search for that Sean Taylor hit on the Bills punter at the Pro Bowl. Bit of a weird coincidence that the Bills are the Redskins' opponents this week.


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