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RoanokeFan
05-15-2013, 02:29 PM
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Cooper-Taylor-has-high-regard-for-Coughlin/2e3e311f-6e7b-4400-b7cb-69ee3504117f

"What did you first think of when you found out you were drafted by the New York Giants?

Safety Cooper Taylor: I kind of blacked out. I was so excited at that time. I had talked to some teams early in the day, but there had been a gap for a couple hours and I didn’t really talk to anybody. I didn’t really know or have a feel for what would happen. So when I got the call, it was sheer excitement. I just was speechless. It was one of the greatest feelings I’ve had in my life. The first thing that came to mind was the prestige of the Giants, their amazing success, a Super Bowl-winning team, coach Coughlin, an incredibly successful future Hall-of-Fame coach, and just the amazing players that have come through and played on this team. It’s an amazing feeling being part of something like that.


What did you know about Tom Coughlin?

Taylor: Coach Coughlin is a hardnosed guy, a great football coach who demands perfection, and definitely a person who strives at getting his players to understand and focus on the details. It definitely helps, especially as rookies, because we’re trying to figure out the game. In order to be great, you have to do the little things right, and coach Coughlin definitely teaches that, professes that, and tries to instill that in the rookies.

Who were the greatest influences in your football career that got you to this point?

Taylor: I’ve had a couple great influences in my football career. My dad has been a great influence in my life, including my football career. My defensive coordinator at the University of Richmond, Bob Trott, who coached with the Browns for a little bit and the Giants in the early nineties, he’s a guy that really taught me how to understand and play the game the right way, and he’s had an incredible influence on my life. I just can’t be more thankful to him for helping me through this process and also back in college.

If you could model your career after any player – current or former – who would it be, and why?

Taylor: There’s a guy that I met a couple times and actually got coached by coach Trott at Arkansas, a guy named Steve Atwater. He’s a great Hall-of-Fame safety for the Denver Broncos. He’s a bigger safety that could run and move. If I could have half of his career, I’d be a successful guy. "

EnragedYouth85
05-15-2013, 02:34 PM
I like this kid. He's big and can move.. plus it looks like he has a great head on his shoulders. I love that our team does not go straight after the best talent but the best overall person. Character plays a big part in how a player does in the NFL..

GoDeep80
05-15-2013, 02:45 PM
Man. Steve Atwater was a monster. if Taylor can be half of that we got a steal.

gumby74
05-15-2013, 02:59 PM
What a brown noser. Haha.

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 03:20 PM
I like this kid. He's big and can move.. plus it looks like he has a great head on his shoulders. I love that our team does not go straight after the best talent but the best overall person. Character plays a big part in how a player does in the NFL..

Agreed....really looking forward to watching him fight for a position. I'm pulling for him.

ShakeandBake
05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Agreed....really looking forward to watching him fight for a position. I'm pulling for him.

He may just turn out to be that running stopping "linebacker" you've always wanted

RoanokeFan
05-15-2013, 03:46 PM
What a brown noser. Haha.

He's looking for a home lol

EnragedYouth85
05-15-2013, 03:48 PM
Agreed....really looking forward to watching him fight for a position. I'm pulling for him.

Yup, I like talented guys with a good head on their shoulders. They interview well, come off as intelligent and thats the type of players this team seems to gravitate toward. Looking forward to him getting some playing time!

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 04:01 PM
He may just turn out to be that running stopping "linebacker" you've always wanted

The defense needs playmakers....whether it's safety, hybrid safety/linebacker, or converted to linebacker.

nygpolishpunk
05-15-2013, 04:07 PM
I like that he's a brown noser. I feel like you have to be a little bit, especially as a rookie, in order to be successful in this league.

RoanokeFan
05-15-2013, 04:09 PM
The defense needs playmakers....whether it's safety, hybrid safety/linebacker, or converted to linebacker.

I don't think it's a coincidence that they have drafted two defensive players who they are talking about being versatile enough at their position to also be considered at LB.

myles2424
05-15-2013, 04:09 PM
The defense needs playmakers....whether it's safety, hybrid safety/linebacker, or converted to linebacker.
lol I want a all hybrid LB system.....More DE's & Safetys playing LB!!!

EnragedYouth85
05-15-2013, 04:11 PM
I don't think it's a coincidence that they have drafted two defensive players who they are talking about being versatile enough at their position to also be considered at LB.

As long as they do their job and make plays I don't care what traditional position they are playing!

acepilot1990
05-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Cooper is gonna be a good player.

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 05:09 PM
I don't think it's a coincidence that they have drafted two defensive players who they are talking about being versatile enough at their position to also be considered at LB.

I sincerely hope so.

RoanokeFan
05-15-2013, 05:11 PM
I sincerely hope so.

Cooper seems to be a very interesting prospect. Size, speed, and versatility

GameTime
05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
6'4" 228.....too bad he cant catch great size for a wide receiver......lol

DownWitJPP
05-15-2013, 06:07 PM
6'4" 228.....too bad he cant catch great size for a wide receiver......lol oh but he can! he looked good in his db drills from the mini camp. He was high pointing the ball

jomo
05-15-2013, 06:30 PM
What a difference 4 years makes. Remember when every player in the NFL wanted to play for Rex? hah!

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Cooper seems to be a very interesting prospect. Size, speed, and versatility

He seems like a perfect fit for Fewell's in the box 3rd safety.

jomo
05-15-2013, 06:43 PM
He seems like a perfect fit for Fewell's in the box 3rd safety.+1 plus a perfect match against current offensive trends.

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 06:54 PM
+1 plus a perfect match against current offensive trends.

Agreed. I'm excited to see what Fewell does with him and Moore.

Toadofsteel
05-15-2013, 07:08 PM
Agreed. I'm excited to see what Fewell does with him and Moore.

Knowing PF? Probably make him a glorified nickel corner...

RoanokeFan
05-15-2013, 07:10 PM
He seems like a perfect fit for Fewell's in the box 3rd safety.

The next Deon Grant with better skill sets :rolleyes:

NorwoodBlue
05-15-2013, 09:50 PM
Realistically, he's an almost MR. irrelevant. Very long shot to make the roster, much less become an impact player. We hope for the best, but please set your expectations a lot lower. He's probably going to get cut when It's all said and done.

ShakeandBake
05-15-2013, 10:36 PM
Realistically, he's an almost MR. irrelevant. Very long shot to make the roster, much less become an impact player. We hope for the best, but please set your expectations a lot lower. He's probably going to get cut when It's all said and done.

You're probably right, but I think his size and speed will be the new prototype so to speak for what we need at safety to help defend against the read option considering RG3 and the Dog killer are still in our division.

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 11:57 PM
Knowing PF? Probably make him a glorified nickel corner...

The more I think about Fewell, the more I believe he's getting the best out of what he's given.

joemorrisforprez
05-15-2013, 11:58 PM
The next Deon Grant with better skill sets :rolleyes:

I'll take that.....I always though Grant was a much better player than his skill set. Always liked that guy.