Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Violent World of Sean Taylor
I've been following the NFL closely for over 15 years and there has never been a hitter like Sean Taylor. (Highlight reel) Chuck Cecil was once called too vicious for the NFL by SI, (arrested for DUI Sunday, by the way) but Taylor, or The Meast, one of Doc Walker's many nicknames for him, is much bigger and faster than Cecil. Compared to the other big hitters of this generation, Taylor hasn't been fined repeatedly for illegal hits (like Rodney Harrison) and doesn't have a history of concussions (like Cecil and Troy Polamalu). There are more complete safeties in the league, but this guy is like the Vince Carter of the NFL - genetically engineered to do one thing that shows up on highlight films better than anyone who's played.