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Taylor Retrospective Video

Posting for Jasno here -- he and's Akira Hakuta produced a video retrospective of Sean Taylor's career with some scene-setting info from Redskins Park yesterday. Give it a look -- I think they did a great job.

- Jon DeNunzio, sports editor,

By Sports Editor  |  November 28, 2007; 10:23 AM ET
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Looks great. Still terrible news. R.I.P. Sean.

Posted by: JoeyV | November 28, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Nice video Jason...I mean Jasno ;)

Too bad the WP had to still include the ad at the beginning ... they really could have dropped it for this one. Gee lets go ahead and make some money off Sean's death while we are at it....But the video was well put together...thanks Jason.

Posted by: rbfett | November 28, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Damn fire wall! I will have to check it out when I get home. Can someone give details? Am I the only one still having a hard time with this?

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Of course we could all just call American Airlines and tell them how we feel about the post using them to try to make money from the death of a human being.

Posted by: rbfett | November 28, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Yeah jm It's Jason standing out in front of RP yesterday (Jason love you but now I know why you are not an on TV reporter...same reason I'm not...jk it was really good).

It's basically just Jason talking about how Sean matured over his career, and just sliding over some nice still shots of Sean...not real moving video to speak of more of a documentary with pictures about Sean from Jason.

Posted by: rbfett | November 28, 2007 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Repost from last thread:

greg, flimflam--

After I read your posts I reread Wilbon's column this morning. I must be missing something. Can you please point out to me what he said that you think is "promoting his own personal agenda, and writing untruths" or "pre-emptive, assumptive self-righteous, self-aggrandizing"?


Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 28, 2007 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Jasno, please don't go all Wilbon or Kornheiser on us. It is one small step between an excellent video like this, which is thoughtful, respectful and evocative, and becoming a shill on Monday Night Football. We the loyal lurkers of Redskins Insider need you more than the unwashed couch potatoes of America do, particularly at a time like this.

I also agree completely with rbfett that it is wholly inappropriate and disrespectful to have the lead-in to that clip be a Blackberry video. I mean, really, does Blackberry want to pay the Post to associate it with tragedy? I doubt they'd want that particular placement, and we certainly don't want to watch it, so can we get the ad removed?

Posted by: wahoo2x | November 28, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Thanks rbfett

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse


You're not the only one still having a hard time. I gave away my tickets to the game on Sunday. I just can't deal with being in that stadium right now with so many others who will be just as emotional as, or even more so than, I am.

Posted by: JustMe | November 28, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse


Fantastic! Don't know how you found time to do that, but thanks for putting it together for us!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 28, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Jasno- Great video and thanks for all your reporting over the past days. I'm sure it's been tough.

On a lighter note, as mentioned above, I see why you're a print reporter! Thanks!!!

Posted by: NCICURN | November 28, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Great piece. Finally something that doesn't just talk about his OFF THE FIELD troubles. Will someone or has someone done a top 10 plays of Sean?


I'm gonna jump in here. I agree about Wilbon. He doesn't know the team anymore or Sean, and he is using this platform to promote his agenda of "Kids gotta leave the ghetto behind". We no nothing about Sean's death except for the fact he was shot in his home. To write an article less than 24 hours after his death about how he had to leave his "lifestyle" behind and that his the reason he died is wrong and not right. Now, if the facts come out and it was the case that it had to do with his "lifestyle" and the "hip-hop" image, then fine, write that article. But he is assuming and being self-serving because he thinks he's ALWAYS right and doens't "give a damn" about anyone who differs from him.

Okay now. TOP TEN PLAYS. Has anyone seen his top ten plays on TV. Should we start a list now?

The hit on Patrick Crayton to end the Dallas game in '05?
The fumble recovery/TD in Tampa.
The fumble recovery/TD in Philly.

Posted by: relishfilms | November 28, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah. Love the suit and the sweater combo. Fly gear Jasno.

Posted by: relishfilms | November 28, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Am I going to miss Sean's big play ability but we have to move forward. As fans we we don't only love the players but are concerned about what players are going to be on the field. As cold as it may seem we have to start thinking about who will be taking our beloved #21's spot in the future. Any idea as too how to go about that? Kenny Philips of Miami is an option in the draft but there are not to many quality safeties in this draft. As always there is the free agency route as well but again not much depth out there. Any ideas, I know we are all grieving but as Clinton said last night on the NFL network" We didn't expect on replacing Sean this soon"

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | November 28, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

If there's a top ten play list, the fumble recovery at the end of the Dallas game last year has to be on there.

My favorite hit was on Jerry Porter of the raiders, even though he held onto the ball that hit was amazing.

Inigo Montoya

Posted by: JChrisRod | November 28, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

jjwilson312003 no disrespect but can we deal with that tomorrow or another day. Like I said it still hard for me to deal with and really don't want to think about it right now.

JustMe it funny how much emotion he is bring out of us all. But as I stated on Monday he was like a little brother that we all watch grow up.

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Great video, excellent work.

I may get crucified, but I am a big time, and long time Wilbon fan. I found his chat comments ill timed and inappropriate. However between yesterdays Cindy video and his column today I think he makes valid, important points. I just wished he had held back until he could have better timed and penned his thoughts and skipped the chat.

To me their is a huge gulf in the piece today by Wilbon and the Shapiro smear job of yesterday. That was as poorly written, reported, framed and conceived piece of writing as I have seen in the WaPo Sports section in a long, long time. F him.

But the real kudos goes to Jason and his writing, blogging, and podcasting. You transcended sports writing into inspired journalism, thanks bro!

JM220, I am still shaken by all this as you are (as evidenced by me ignoring a heavy work load).

Posted by: chrislarry | November 28, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse


You know, I was thinking about Jasno's wardrobe, but I never could have put what I was thinking as well as you did. Way to go.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 28, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

You can't replace a Sean Taylor but we have to consider a replacement. Landry could move over to free safety but who will take strong.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | November 28, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Damn, I can't watch the video at work either.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 28, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

CL I agree with you about Wilbon. He has every right to say what on his mind because that is what I am going to do no matter what. However, the timing was very poor and to me disrespectful to Taylor's family. He was fighting for his life and we didn't know which way it was going to go and as it turned out he died.

Posted by: jm220 | November 28, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Anybody hear any updates from Redskins park today?

As I understand, the skins were supposed to have an 8am team meeting and then hit the practice field this morning.

Posted by: robert.lane | November 28, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Jason - You have been masterful throughout this. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty and as a loyal Redskins fan I appreciate it. You put ESPN's coverage to shame.

Posted by: vjr9r | November 28, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse


In Shapiro's piece, he wrote that ST had been thrown out of some games due to hits that were excessive. To my knowledge this has never happened. If I'm wrong, I'll certainly retract what I've said, but I cannot recall a game where he was thrown out, other than the spitting game.

Wilbon, didn't cover the skins. He was also never at the park. ST never spoke with guys in the media. Given all this information, how could Wilbon write that ST embraced a violet world, and could not distance himself from it, when he did not have one ounce of insight into the world in which ST lived??? Doesn't that sound like he's perhaps taking some liberties in order to make his agenda work?

JM, still struggling. Still can't seem to come to grips with this, still to surreal to me.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 28, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

The short answer to why Wilbon writes such columns is this: He's repetitive and lazy.

Had S Reed Doughty been shot in the leg and died, Wilbon, being unable to fall back on his "violent world of young black men" shtick, would have been forced to take a hiatus from his column, since he'd have nothing to say.

The guy was a joke at NW, and little has changed since those days.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 28, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

beantown greg,

Not really in the mood to argue, and on Shapiro we agree, but have you read the column today by Wilbon. I think he spells that out a little clearer. And if by his agenda you mean less early deaths by young black men, well I ain't gonna knock that.

Again read the column today, if you haven't, and than let me know if your as angry with him. If you are, well than we can just disagree.

Posted by: chrislarry | November 28, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

That's the thing about Wilbon's piece that bugs me. He has one source. A Future Hall of Famer (Ray Lewis anyone?) said to watch out for him. Do you know what that means? He's a gangbanger!!!!!

Posted by: relishfilms | November 28, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Wilbon hit a bullseye with today's column. Think of the number of Black athletes who have been murdered or who have survived being shot/stabbed over the past few years? Those are the facts. Wilbon didn't invent this. He's just talking about it. And he's not the only one.

Check these words from Common.

"He had game since he used to hoop at chattum
Neither the ghetto nor defenders could trap him
The stones had his back and they'd pat him
He was living a life they couldn't fathom
Colleges getting at him with all type of scholarships
Even if he went they knew he'd leave college quick
For the pros the one from the hood that was chose
The black rose that grew in the jungle
But humble stud still had rumble in his blood
Women all around giving him trouble love
You know the love when you up they down
Cause you rap a ball they round
Your win is their crown
Dudes in the circle he known for years
Shared beers and cheers but chose different careers
when paper and fame came they ain't know how to react
Them same studs shot him in the back
Now that's black...maybe"

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 28, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

CL, we're not arguing. I just think that Wilbon diplayed a lack of tact, and was completely out of line taking the stance that he did, during the early stages of this whole event.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 28, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

New post..

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 28, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse


On that point I am with you big time. If he a used his column to FIRST state his thoughts it would have been much better. The chat was the wrong forum, the wrong time, and highly classless given that Sean's life hung in the balance.

Posted by: chrislarry | November 28, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

People can and will remember Sean Taylor they way they want to.

And that's as it should be.

Outside of entertainment purposes, taking cues from the media, or believing even half of the overwrought, wordy drivel that they print, is a waste o' time, in my opinion.

Rest in peace, Sean.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 28, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

FYI, the ad has been removed.

Posted by: washingtonpost | November 28, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Everyone wishes that Sean rest in peace. It does not sully the memory of Sean Taylor to examine his death in a larger context. In fact, because it happened to someone of his stature and means casts light upon how grave this problem is. And columnists like Wilbon (of whom I am not a fan) can bring something to the conversation.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 28, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

FYI, WaPo, the ad hasn't been removed. Still advertising for Microsoft.

Posted by: r_erlich | November 28, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Seriously get rid of the ads...or I'm done even with Jason's column and then will never come back to the Post ever again! Geez! I thought the Post was liberal...where is the compassion...where is decorum...sickening!

Posted by: rbfett | November 28, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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