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Fred Taylor: The first time I was near death "since I was playing for Coughlin"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, May 16, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 15) - Jaguars running back Fred Taylor boarded the single-propeller, 15-seat plane in Africa, chatting about the safari he had just been on with Samari Rolle, Lito Sheppard and their wives.

    The plane door flew open at around 6,000 feet, causing panic and prayer before the pilot landed at a nearby runway.

    "I thought that was it," Taylor said Monday following the final day of Jacksonville 's three-day minicamp. "I put my head down and started praying. The runway was about two miles away, but it seemed like it took 10 or 15 minutes to get there."

    Taylor joked that it was the first time he felt like he was near death "since I was playing for (coach Tom) Coughlin."
     
  2. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I'm sure Coughlin will have a sense of humor about that. He seems like such a loose, care-free individual.
     
  3. It's in the newspaper.
    Coach Nutty will never see it.
     
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Bullshit. The coaches who claim they never read the newspaper somehow know what's in it. Coughlin always knew when to chew out Prisco for writing something he didn't like.
     
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    That's a great line.
     
  6. Does Coughlin still have the egg timer on his desk to time interviews?
    Does he still line his paperclip up precisely, one after the other?
    I don't think he ever fouind the strawberries, though.
     
  7. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Fred Taylor is a beast.
    I remember Jim Brown saying that he would've been the greatest of all time if it wasn't for his injuries.
     
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Fenian, you need to learn how to use the sarcasm font. You've already done OK with the photo-posting deal. I have faith.
     
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