SEAN TAYLOR DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
A day after being shot by an intruder, Washington
Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died.
Taylor, who was off due to a knee injury, was awakened early Sunday
morning by an intruder. The intruder
broke through the bedroom door and fired two shots, one of which hit Taylor in
the leg and severed his femoral artery. Police
are unsure if this break-in was related to one that happened at his home 8 days
ago. In that break-in, someone pried
open a window, searched through drawers and left a kitchen knife on a bed.
Although Taylor had some issues in the past, according to
friends and teammates he had settled won since the birth of his daughter Jackie
"He loved football. He felt like that's what he was
made to do," Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs said. "And I think what I've
noticed over the last year and a half ... is he matured. I think his baby had a
huge impact on him. There was a real growing up in his life."
ENGLAND ON THEIR WAY TO A PERFECT (WINNING) RECORD
You know, as much as I would like SOMEBODY to shut the '72
Dolphins up, please don't let it be the New England Patriots!
ON THEIR WAY TO A PERFECT (LOSING) RECORD
Speaking of he Miami Dolphins and perfect records, they managed to hang in there for more than
59 minutes in Monday night's Mud Bowl vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. But in the end, all they succeeded in doing
was losing. ..again. The Dolphins (0-11)
faced the first place Steelers (8-3) last night in a game played under terrible
conditions: an all-day rain plus new sod
on the field. It's surprising somebody
CEDRIC BENSON OUT FOR THE YEAR
The good news this past weekend for Bears' fans was their
overtime 37-34 win against the Denver Broncos.
The bad news? Running back Cedric Benson is out for the rest
of the year after injuring his left ankle Sunday. He will need surgery to repair the
damage. The only bright spot is that
Adrian Peterson moves up to the starting role.
Peterson had 45 yards on 17
carries Sunday, including a 4-yard TD run during the Bears' fourth-quarter
comeback from a two-touchdown deficit. He also caught five passes.
"You could say he's a
guy who deserves the opportunity to get more playing time," Smith said of
Peterson. "He's done everything we've always asked him to do."
When discussing the "incentive
pool" - or as the NFL calls it, bounties - Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman talked
about how the players were trying to put this all behind them:
"I know all that stuff
kind of happened last week, and we haven't heard anything," Kampman said.
"It's pretty much all water under the dam." Under the dam?