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Portis and Moss Address Rolle's Comments

Portis and Moss both talked extensively to reporters about Taylor today, as did many other Redskins. Both of the UM guys, who sat next to Taylor in the locker room and had spoken with him on Saturday, addressed Antrel Rolle's comments about how Taylor had been targeted.

Moss: "Antrel Rolle and Sean grew up pretty close together. If he knows something that we don't know, then all you can do is respect what he said. I don't know how true it is, but he might know something that we don't know."

Portis: "Antrel grew up with Sean. He know the neighborhood, he know the people. So Antrel would hear more conversations than you would hear, he would hear more conversations than I would hear. They still stay in the same area, they still from the same part of town. Antrel go back to six years old, he knew more about Sean than any of us. Maybe he knew something we didn't know. It don't matter if people was targeting him or not, at the same time we need to find who did this."


Portis on football: "Portis on football Ladell was talking today about how everybody would feel like oh, football isn't that important when you put life into perspective and you don't have Sean any more. But at the same time you see how much football is important because you see all the people that respect Sean, you see all the people who Sean has affected, and it's touching around the world. It's the biggest news, it's on every channel, everybody's talking about it. And you never realize what football do for the people that's at home or the respect that people have for you from football. We take it for granted. A lot of days we come over here and it's man, I don't feel like practicing, I don't feel like doing this. But in doing this you've got to realize that we're cheering up a lot of households, there's a lot of people that look forward to seeing us on Sunday, there's a lot of people that get appreciation out of life by watching us. So we've got to go out there and give it everything we've got."

Moss on whether Taylor was happy: "Sean was always happy. It kind of bothers me when people don't know Sean or don't know about Sean's past and then you hear it on TV. It kind of bothers me, a lot, because any guy that's gone, for them to bring up some of his past and bring up things that everybody go through in life, everybody have a past, each of you has a past that you're probably not happy with, but beyond his past if you think about him of the days we just had spent with him you couldn't tell he went through those things, because he was always happy. Even knowing he was dealing with an injury. Sometimes people deal with injuries differently. Sometimes people mope, they feel like they're useless or they're not helping the team. Sean didn't show us that."

Moss on why Taylor was so private: "I'm not sure, but when I hear how some of the people talk about him on TV I kind of understand why."

Moss on Sunday: "I mean, the best way I know how to handle this situation is the way Sean would have handled it. Sean would have went out there and he would have mourned for the moment you have to mourn, then he would have went out there and laced them up and played like no other and went out there and gave it his all every game. So that's probably the best way for us to honor him."

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 29, 2007; 2:31 PM ET
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