On Tuesday, the Washington Commanders announced plans for the Sean Taylor Memorial unveiling in front of FedExField’s Section 132 and you could feel the excitement amongst the fan base and other fan bases around the league.
The “Sean Taylor Memorial” was a disaster as soon as they removed the cover from the glass case. The “memorial” looks like an Under Armour mannequin and not the statue that everybody thought was coming. The glass-enclosed gear stood up in mannequin form drew ire on social media for being mismatched and not what many were expecting.
Dak Prescott’s brother was one of many to give his opinion on it, and just like the others, he was not happy about it.
“WTF is this. How are you so disrespectful, while trying to show respect?”
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During the game, the players wore No. 21 decals on their helmets vs the Falcons, and Taylor’s daughter, Jackie, helped launch the limited-edition Sean Taylor Legacy Project merchandise. All proceeds of the merchandise will benefit gun violence prevention initiatives, and Jackie was even introduced as the Commanders’ honorary captain for the game.
Taylor died on November 27, 2007, after he was shot by a home intruder. A two-time Pro Bowler, Taylor played for the franchise from 2004 through 2007. He was widely and rightly regarded as one of the greatest young defensive players in his brief era.
He had 305 tackles, 12 interceptions and eight forced fumbles before his untimely death.
For now, the team can get past this bad moment if the product on the field continues to play winning football. The team may be in last place in the NFC East, but that is only because everybody is playing outstanding football in 2022.
If the season ended right now, every single team in the NFC East would qualify for the postseason. Washington improved their record to 7-5 on Sunday by defeating the Falcons.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.