11 a.m., Redskins Park
We're on the scene at the park, where we don't expect a lot of activity today. There'll be a team meeting and we'll talk to players as they arrive and depart. Joe Gibbs isn't scheduled to talk to reporters until his usual Monday afternoon presser. However, our Paul Tenorio is at the park; he'll be joined later by Liz Clarke. They'll be on duty until the Jasons' flight arrives from Seattle. Tenorio reports that it's very quiet this morning -- no surprise -- but there was an appearance by Sean Taylor's father. Here's Paul's file; soon, we'll dissect yesterday's game, the season as a whole and the future:
Pedro Taylor, the father of Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who was shot and killed during an alleged robbery attempt at his Florida home in November, visited briefly at Redskins Park on Sunday morning, one day after the Redskins lost 35-14 to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs. Pedro Taylor said he spoke with a few of Sean Taylor's former coaches and left carrying a poster of his son and teammates.
Pedro Taylor was in the Washington area to be a guest on Comcast's pre- and post-game shows for the Redskins game on Saturday.
Taylor spent about 20 minutes inside the main facility at Redskins Park, and again praised the organization and voiced his appreciation for the support he and his family have received in the wake of Sean Taylor's death.
"I think that the character and leadership speaks volumes of the Redskins," Taylor said. "I stated before and I'll state it again, just the way they fought, the heart and integrity and what they stand for. It's unspeakable. It's just appreciation, love for my family from this family, we'll always be supportive of this team."
Taylor also spoke highly of the Redskins players and their performance in the final month of this season.
"I'm elated, gracious and thankful because I knew how Sean felt about them," he said. "And to see that reciprocated back to him it's just unbelievable. As they say: 'What you give is what you get.' And again I want to say thank you for all the love they have given me, and my family."
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