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Florida Times-Union reporter Michael C. Wright covers the ins and outs of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this blog, he'll share behind-the-scenes anecdotes not published within the pages of the T-U, in addition to offering up incessant ramblings about nothing such as road trips, crummy hotels and not-so-delicious press box food. Perhaps he'll even delve into serious discussions about NFL issues. So ask questions, participate in conversations, or just learn more about the Jags.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sean Taylor news tragic

News of Sean Taylor's death hit this morning and I must say, it's very tragic.

Having covered him for two years in Washington (I covered the Redskins before coming here), I was especially shocked. To me, Taylor was a very sensitive, yet misunderstood guy. I remember a few of our interactions and for the most part, he was accomodating, contrary to what some media reports have said.

What do you guys think about his death? Homicide is the leading cause of death for black men 15 to 24 and Taylor was 24. My friend and colleague, Jemele Hill of ESPN.com wrote a pretty spot-on column about Taylor's death: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/071127

I must say that other than former Dallas safety Darren Woodson, Taylor was the most talented safety I've ever covered. Physically, the guy was a beast. Tell me what you guys think.