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Players Heading Home

Most of the team has gone.
Some players, like Jason Campbell, Santana Moss and Clinton Portis - Moss and Portis were two of Sean's closest friends - did not want to speak. Some of them may tomorrow. Also the defensive backs, other than safety Pierson Prioleau - have declined comment as well.

I'll post some other quotes when I get a second.

Randy Thomas said he is not entirely counting himself out of this Sunday's game, but it sounded like a long shot as well. He is just getting his legs back after a long layoff. He said he did a lot of sled work today at practice and that he needs to see how he feels tomorrow to get a better gauge of what's next.

Getting back by the Thursday game might be more realistic, but, again, he didn't completely nix the idea of playing Sunday.

Also, as of this point the Redskins are planning for that game with Chicago to remain on Thursday night. Again, this too could change down the line, but right now all plans are for them to play.

They are likely to fly to Miami early Monday as a team for Sean's funeral - the time and location have not been set - and then fly back that night/afternoon. In a short week, they would practice perhaps both Tuesday and Wednesday, then play Thursday before getting a long break.

Players said there is no set schedule beyond the next few days this week and the staff and coaches are trying to figure out the best way to both prepare to play, and also allow the players time to grieve and deal with this tragedy.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 28, 2007; 5:16 PM ET
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Colin Cowherd was on the radio this morning(this is word for word) saying that Taylor was a thug and that you could take the kid out of the hood,but not the hood out of the kid.He went on to say that the people on redskins official message board, extremeskins are redskins geeks and didn't know taylor for who he truely was a (a thug in his opinion)(many of us didnt but we know who he was more than cowherd did).

even the ESPN coverage has been lame

while Taylors past incident MIGHT have played a role it might not have,and it seems they'd rather talk about a muddy field than somthing that transcend sports and goes right to life.

taylor wasnt a saint
and unlike espn would like you to belive
he didnt die a thug

jim rome and mike and mike are exempt,they've shown class and compassion

Posted by: jarc184 | November 28, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know why all Sean Taylor jersey sales have been shut down? My bro is looking for one to remember him by and can't find it anywhere. I've seen the t-shirts, those are nice and I'm planning on getting a few, but I was hoping I could find one for him. It seems like no site is selling them other than e-bay, and e-bay just feels... wrong. Are they withholding selling them for a reason?

Posted by: taylorjersey | November 28, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

You got to give coach and the Dan have done a wonderful job in handling the team.

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Who is the blue hell is Colin Cowherd? Get a life and no one cares what you have to say.

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

colin cowherd is an ESPN radio guy

Posted by: jarc184 | November 28, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

What's his name? Colin Coward? ;)

And I really think the NFL should step up and just move that Thursday game to Saturday. Seems silly not to...most of the college games will be done this weekend.

We will see...

Posted by: rbfett | November 28, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I got the chance to read Mike Wise's obituary today to my two reading classes. I started both my classes yesterday with a comment about Sean Taylor's death and how sad it was. I was really impressed with the maturity of my classes (although they really thought the word "obituary" was funny) and some of them were Redskins fans. It was a great opportunity to talk about decision making and how things they do now (6th grade) can have ramifications in the future. I was able to express how tragic a death this was because Sean Taylor was starting to make better decisions with his life (according to anyone and everyone that knew him) and was a different person from a couple of years ago. The students really got interested in it and I hopeful that it touched their hearts. Mike Wise did a great job.

Posted by: Dorf | November 28, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

so does anyone know what the deal is with the black-out on sean taylor jersey sales?

Posted by: taylorjersey | November 28, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Antionio Pierce wants to change.....

Posted by: RightWay | November 28, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Great job Dorf.

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, jm, calm down friend. Cowherd's radio show comes on after Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio.

jarc184, I agree with you. Cowherd's comments are baseless and the result of shoddy journalism, much like the rest of ESPN's coverage has been regarding Sean's death. ESPN, as a sports network, should have been all over this story from the get-go, examining all the angles, talking to players and coaches, like Jasno has done for us (good job Jasno, by the way). But no - they took the easy way out. They seized on the "thug life" angle and ran with it, basing their reporting on incidents that happened a year ago or more. They never bothered to ask anyone who was truly close to Sean what kind of a person he really was; they just assumed that his past transgressions told them all they needed to know. And on top of that, they didn't even deem the shooting or his death to be all that important. He's a nationally known football player who was gunned down in his own home, in his bedroom, in the middle of the night! How is that not important to a sports network!

Oy. I'm still trying to get my head around this whole thing. It feels like a bad nightmare that won't end when I open my eyes. I know Sean had his troubles, but I am so sick of every news article about his death talking about charges made against him two years ago, and the drunk driving charge (which by the way, he was acquitted of, for lack of evidence), and skipping the rookie symposium, and all that. Are people not allowed to change? Are we all doomed to be defined by what we did in our early 20's? Had he lived even another 20 years, those things would have been a mere footnote to his life and career, not the focus of it. Unfortunately he died at the tender age of 24, but NOT before he decided to make some changes in his life for the better. That's how I choose to remember Sean. As a preternaturally talented athlete, but also as a man who loved his girlfriend and his baby daughter, a man who realized he was headed down a bad path and consciously chose to turn from that path and get his life together, a man who friends, coaches, teammates, family and neighbors all describe as courteous, pleasant, and kind, and a man who finally found his faith and did not hesitate to thank God for his good fortune. That's the Sean Taylor I choose to remember. That's the Sean Taylor we all should remember.

God bless you and keep you, Sean.

Posted by: jaradel | November 28, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Just want to say thanks to Jason for everything he's done the past few days. I know I'm not alone in saying that I appreciate your hard work, fairness, and compassion throughout this difficult time. Thank you Jason, may God bless us all.

Posted by: biud | November 28, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

My wife said she couldn't find any online.

She went to the Redskins store in LAndover and they were out of my size.

Go to and try to make one.....

don't tell me they are giving him the Vick treatment...

Also, Wilbon will have to eat his words if it is determined that this was a completely random robbery as the chief of police in Miami-Dade is currently saying.....


Posted by: RightWay | November 28, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Re: jersey sales

My guess is that they put a moratorium on the jersey sales temporarily. The team shouldn't give the impression that they're trying to make a buck off this tragedy.

Eventually, I wouldn't be surprised if they sell his jersey to fans like you who would like to remember him. But it's a delicate issue and a little awkward for the team.

Posted by: Joe_in_Raleigh | November 28, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I just read in the miami herald that the service will be on Monday, at 11:00 on the FIU Campus. But there is discussion that it will move to Tuesday

Posted by: curtis.m.townsend | November 28, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I heard Cowherd this morning. I wish there was some way for him to know how evil he is. I couldnt believe how insensitive he is. He has no soul.

Posted by: campb2cd | November 28, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Have you noticed that every freakin ESPN reporter is against the Redskins?

Posted by: mmok | November 28, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

who cares about the freakin jersey, please stop posting about it. If you don't already own a 36 and a 21 than you're just weaksauce to begin with. A death is no reason to buy a jersey.

I'm down for the public stoning of Colin Cowherd, let's get the petition started! he's been by far the worst talk radio host for years and hopefully this gets him fired.

Posted by: insukchoe | November 29, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

i second the motion to start a petition to get rid of cowherd. The man has demonstrated no class whatsoever and it sickens me that he is getting paid for these ridiculous comments. ESPN, you should be ashamed to have Cowherd on your payroll and he must be fired to save face.

Posted by: blackrock64 | November 29, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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