Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Blake, Aug 9, 2004.
4 Tackles. Two picks and took one for a TD.
Not a bad day at the office.
i saw that he played well also, but not against the usual first team offenses he will see in the regular season. i'm not saying he isn't a baller, though.
Good day but he still isn't worth moving up in the draft for. *s*
One INT (maybe both INTs, I don't remeber) came off of another rookie Matt Mauck. So like dirty steve said, let's see how he plays against some 1st stringers.
That is still yet to be seen, I was watching the game and as many know I was a firm supporter that we should move up. Im happy with the 2 first rounders we got but when I saw Sean play today I have to say I was like man, we could have had that guy.
yeah it was against the 2nd stringers but its better than not getting 2 picks against 2nd stringers, good start. he made two good plays on the picks which shows that he somewhat knows what he is doing out there. maybe this will get him to start on saturday and play against real competion. i tell you what his performance really shut up the washington media that has really been on his case lately.
I was in no way implying we should have moved up in the draft for him. I simply stated he had a good game. yes it was against Mauck. Reguardless, nobody else had 2 picks on Matt. Nobody had one pick on Matt. And also, its not like Matt Mauck is some high school boy playing out there. He was the QB for the co-national champ tigers. Hes got game. And then Taylor stole it from him...
He may have gotten those picks against a second stringer, but he will be at the top of the safetys in this league. Sean Taylors can be a big diffrence against the Cowpokes and Eagles. I didn't see the whole game , but what I saw was that the Broncos bootleged the heck out of Washingtons D. Mauck made two bad choices and Taylor made them pay for it. That's what his job is to do, also he looks big, and will cause a jawbreaking hit on widerecievers.
Hurricane players are a notch above all others.
Tell that to all the Cane recievers that craterd in the NFL.
Are you thinking about the Fun & Gun WRs from Florida?
Taylor was very impressive in his NFL debut - too impressive to be relegated to
the safety position. A lot of people don't buy this argument, but the truth is there has only been 'bout 4 or 5 players drafted in the first round over the last 4
or 5 YEARS that played safety. And there is almost that many CBs drafted every
YEAR (on average) in the first round. And if safety was such an important, strategic position, some of these great young corners would be moved immediately to safety when they enter tne NFL. They never are, only when they age and lose a step or 2 do they move to safety.Are we moving D. Robinson to safety. No. He's got the natural sprinter speed to play corner in the NFL and excel because he can match speed with the WR speed guys. Coleman dosn't, he's too vulnerable on the deep routes against these same speed WRs.
But this Taylor kid looks special. He's got size and real speed. Shut down corners are far more valuable to a team than a mere safety.
But if we had him, he'd be a freak at weakside OLB. Yea, he could be the ultimate OLB in the 3-4.
A team could avoid Taylor if you made him a CB or an OLB because they could pass away from him if he was a CB and could run the opposite way if he was a LB so he wont come across the big play as easily. As a FS, he covers sideline to sideline so he has more freedom and teams doesnt know where he is going to be so Taylor can do what he does best: Get to the ball.
And I agree with V, Taylor is too big to be a CB....
Those INTs may have come against a Matt Mauck but the way he made those plays that was amazing. In the first one, he had to make an adjustment quickly then turn around jump and make the play. On the second one he read Matt Mauck perfectly and made another awesome play. I think he'll have a big impact this year for the Redskins.
That was sarcasm, Buff.
He's way too big to be a CB and there's no way he could be the ultimate OLB in the 3-4 defense. He weighs 231 pounds only. He'll be manhandled by the OTs. BAbin weighs 260, Wong 250 and so does Peek. He's not strong enough to beat the OTs. He might be able to become a good ILB but not a very gr8 one unless he adds atleast 10 more pounds b/c onaverage LBs weigh atleast 240. But for now he's an excellent 8th guy in the box.
If you can discourage an offense from going to one side or the other of the
field, you've won a tremendous psychlogical and strategic battle before anybody snapped the ball ! You've also won a tactical battle because you've
reduced the side of the field you must defense with the other 10 players. That's what a great defensive playmaker can bring you. As far as saying he's too big to be a CB, that's silly. That's like saying he's too fast to play CB. Now if his size happens to diminish his speed and quickness, OK. But this guy looks like he might be one of those real freaks who has it all (think a BO Jackson type, but on D). Too small to be a LB, I think Peek is actually 'bout 238, only a few lbs. > Taylor. But my real point is, you don't waste a superior talent like
him on the safety position: they play back off the line of scrimmage and they
therefor have, well a secondary role (no pun intended) - the action is on the line of scrimmage. Now if they play him up on the l-o-s a great deal, well his position becomes a non conventional type, maybe combination LB/safety.
when it comes to sean you have to ask the question do you want ed reed or roy williams? he can be a ball-hawk or a run-stopper, the coaches just have to choose where they want him the play. after whatching sean the last 2 years i thought he would be the best safety in a few years because he a combination of ed reed and roy williams. as for him being an olb he could easily put on some weight but he doesn't need it for safty. peek probably weighs around 240 which is fine for a olb, but he is not 250-260.
Thats the nice thing about Taylor. He is 50% BallHawk, 50% HeadHunter. 100% stud.
I'm sure the Redskins will constantly find themselves comparing Winslow and Taylor since they narrowed their 1st pick to those two guys. Only time will tell if they made the right choice.
Since Peek keeps getting injected--he weighs 250 lbs at least according to the Texans. Some of the lower weights have snuck onto the MB from his college days. At least as far as a 3-4 Taylor has no chance at OLB. Remember Capers comments on Babin (260lbs)--they put him at LOLB in large part because he carries 10 lbs more than Wong (250 lbs). Taylor would get abused going straight up against left or right tackles. No point wasting what could be a top 3 safety in the league to make a fast/flashy, but ineffective LB. As for CB, IMO all the size comparisons to the new WR's etc. and predictions of giant CB's miss the mark. The best CB's such as Deion Sanders, Champ Bailey or more recently Terrence Newman, Dunta Robinson & DeAngelo Hall and our own Aaron Glenn are not big guys--that is because the most important traits for a CB are instinct for timing and closing speed, i.e. the ability to close an apparent opening while the ball is in the air. Bigger guys can certainly have the former, but it appears the latter is much more common in "smaller" players.
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