Before his tragic death, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was known as one of the best and nastiest in the NFL. Popular for his monster hits and high-energy play, he left it all out of the field and never left people hoping for more.
The NFL Pro Bowl has become somewhat of a walk-through over the years. It's more of a fun-loving scrimmage than an actual game. The goal is to get through it without suffering any major injuries. But, like most things on the field, Taylor saw it differently. Just because it's an exhibition game didn't mean he was going to back off on his intensity.
Unfortunately for this Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman, he learned that the hard way when he attempted to run the ball during a fake punt play. Taylor was right there to meet him at the line of scrimmage, traveling at what seemed like 100 MPH before leveling Moorman like a dump truck.
Just as the punter thinks he has a hole to run through, Taylor was there to close that gap and end the play. Luckily, the Moorman popped right up and gave Taylor props for laying down such a good hit.
Some people might call this a dirty play, or say it was unwarranted in the Pro-Bowl environment, but that's what made Taylor so great, he gave 100 percent, 100 percent of the time, and you can't knock someone for that, regardless of what they're doing.
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