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  • deanver
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    Good read. Excellent post.

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  • pnbronco
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    Originally posted by RaiderHater9899 View Post
    Great post. This expresses how I think every Bronco fan feels about the situation.
    You hit the nail on the head. I keep finding myself tearing up these last 2 days, it's so close to home. I think we have learned to live this pain, but it never really has gone away.

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  • RaiderHater9899
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    Great post. This expresses how I think every Bronco fan feels about the situation.

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    Broncos there for Redskins..hit close to home! Good Read

    In late February, Broncos defensive back Domonique Foxworth, hurt by the loss of teammate and close friend Darrent Williams, stood in an Indianapolis hotel lobby hoping to make a difference for other NFL players.

    "We're here for safety. We're here to make sure there isn't another D-Will situation," said Foxworth before entering an NFL player advisory committee meeting that included about 15 players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, players' union head Gene Upshaw and Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

    While player safety was a major theme of the NFL in the the aftermath of the murder of Williams in downtown Denver in the early hours of Jan. 1, that focus failed to prevent another tragic death. Early Tuesday morning, Washington Redskins Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died at a South Florida hospital. Taylor was shot early Monday morning in his bedroom during a home invasion. There have been no arrests.

    Like Williams, Taylor was a defensive back. Like Williams, Taylor was 24.

    And so the NFL mourns the murder of another player. The NFL came out for Williams' funeral. It will come together again in the coming days for Taylor, one of the brightest young players in the league. His death hit the Broncos on a personal level.

    "This brings back bad memories," Foxworth said. "We're not even done grieving for our loss, and now this happens."

    Foxworth said he will give Redskins players any help or advice he can. The Redskins called the Broncos on Tuesday to get advice on how to handle the logistics of the situation, and Denver personnel have sent messages of condolence and encouragement to the Washington franchise.

    Taylor's death resonated with the Williams family. Darrent's mother, Rosalind, declined to speak publicly about Taylor's death, but Troy Asmus, a family spokesman, said she was shaken by the murder.

    "Rosalind went to bed Monday night hearing the news that there was some hope for Sean, and she was praying for the best," Asmus said. "When we awoke Tuesday, she found out the news and was devastated. It has brought back so many bad memories. It hit her hard."

    Asmus said Rosalind Williams would be willing to speak to the Taylor family to offer support.

    Like every other NFL player, Taylor watched a video this summer that Rosalind Williams made at the request of Goodell. In it, she stressed that players must use extreme caution in public and never assume their safety.

    Darrent Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin, learned the news of Taylor's death in an early-morning phone call, just as he had about his client's death on New Year's Day. Griffin received a call from the spouse of another client in tears Tuesday morning, awakening feelings he knew too well. Griffin reached out to representatives of Taylor on Tuesday, offering help and support.

    "You never want this situation

    Sean Taylor (Getty Images file)to happen once, but for it to happen twice is just terrible," Griffin said. "I know how hard it was to lose D-Will, and now all of Sean's people are dealing with the same thing."

    In Denver's locker room, linebackers D.J. Williams and Nate Webster along with center Chris Myers — still dealing with the memory of Williams' death — now grieve for a fellow Miami Hurricane. D.J. Williams and Myers played with Taylor at Miami. Webster worked out with Taylor in the offseason. Broncos backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey also played with Taylor in Washington for two seasons.

    Foxworth remains hopeful a lesson can be learned from the latest tragedy.

    "The problem is it's too late for the Williams family and the Taylor family," Foxworth said. "But we have to learn from this."

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  • GOTTALOVEPATS
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    Originally posted by Superchop7 View Post
    All players will be allowed to wear #21 on their helmets Sunday, there will be a moment of silence.

    Chop tips cap........twice.
    I didn't know that they could wear 21 on their helmets...a very classy gesture.

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  • coco
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    Originally posted by Superchop7 View Post
    All players will be allowed to wear #21 on their helmets Sunday, there will be a moment of silence.

    Chop tips cap........twice.
    Some people are offended because the same was not done for our fallen players, but I say:

    "two wrongs dont make a right"

    It was unfair that the NFL did not extend that honor to the Broncos, but doing it twice would be a shame. To preach about moral actions and not lead by example is just plain bad.

    Bravo to all the NFL.

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  • Superchop7
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    Classy move NFL and players

    All players will be allowed to wear #21 on their helmets Sunday, there will be a moment of silence.

    Chop tips cap........twice.

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  • RaiderHater9899
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    Originally posted by ASkinsFan View Post
    After today's sobering news about Sean Taylor and a great deal of grieving it struck home how hard it is to lose a player you have a vested interest in. Taylor provided us with a sense of hope that I've never really felt before, he was my favorite player in sports. However, I just felt all day that Taylor wasn't getting enough coverage on ESPN, and it made me realize how little coverage the Darrent Williams and Damien Nash stories got. Losing a young player on a squad really feels like losing a close friend almost. I remember watching Darrent Williams at the end of last season, and thinking that he had a bright future and things would get better for him, only to never have that happen. I don't know the details about his or Nash's family or what was left behind, but it doesn't matter. It's absolutely tragic what happened and I just wanted to extend my simpathies to the Mile High Nation that I never did extend before.

    A skins fan.

    RIP 21, 27 & 29
    Great post & thanks for stopping by. I've activated an account over on the Redskins board & I'm just awaiting approval.
    My heart goes out to the Redskins & their fans. I remember losing it when D Will died. It torn a hole in me. When I was told at lunch today that Sean had passed & broke down, it brought back all the emotion from D Will & Damien's death. It feels like you lose a family member when a player dies.
    Just know that Sean is in great company, playing for God's team, with D Will & Damien.



    RIP Damien, D Will, & Sean
    Last edited by RaiderHater9899; 11-27-2007, 08:03 PM.

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  • Hoserman117
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    Yeah man trust me I feel for you. I was torn apart when we lost Darrent and Nash. More just stunned when I heard about the loss of Nash. The loss of Darrent and Taylor is just senseless killing. Best of luck to you and all the Redskins fans, and friends and family of Taylor. It's a shame when people are lost like this.

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  • Broncofan1990
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    guys I went to one of the redskin message boards, and when I read some of there topics I just cried a bit. Because we know exactly what they are going thru, some of them did not know what to do some of them said they can’t stop crying. Then I tried to become a member and tell them that everything will be ok, but there so busy it wont even let me in. so if you have access to a redskins message board do the right thing, and post a thread and say everything will be alright.

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  • BroncoFan1812
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    My sympathies to all the Redskins fans and players, but most of all to this young Man's family. Denver and really the entire Mile High nation was rocked by the shooting of Darrent Williams, so we really do understand. Time does heal, but does not erase, so honor this young man who meant so much to you all by remembering him for not only the athlete, but for the human being he was. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

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  • AlWilsonizKING
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    Great post and keep stopping by......



    My first thought when I heard the news this morning was how the fans of the Redskins were feeling......we all know the sorrow the family, friends and team are going through, but I remembered how I felt when hearing the news of DWill and Nash, and I feel the pain they are all going through, we as Bronc's fans all should know.




    PEACE!!!

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  • CJ_5256
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    Thank you very much for that post... May Sean Taylor and Darrent Williams and Damien Nash Rest In Peace and watch over their loved ones forever...

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  • Broncofan1990
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    Originally posted by #28 View Post


    Its weird, isn't it? You've never met them, probably never will...but when someone from your team dies, its like you lost a brother.
    That’s so true

    I can re- call watching d-wills service on the cbs4 website and i could not hold back thoues tears

    To you skin fan i got words of encouragement

    Sadly it wont be anytime soon but you will look back at this day and smile and say

    "We lost a great person, but we all gained an angel”

    RIP Taylor and Williams

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  • Peerless
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    Originally posted by #28 View Post


    Its weird, isn't it? You've never met them, probably never will...but when someone from your team dies, its like you lost a brother.
    The players fall in love with the game... the fans fall in love with the players.

    Even if we weren't a redskins fan, or even if people were broncos fans.. when someone passes you know about them and it does hurt.

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