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  • Cooper Taylor Has High Regard For Coughlin

    http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs...b-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.
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    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    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..

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    • #3
      Man. Steve Atwater was a monster. if Taylor can be half of that we got a steal.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by EnragedYouth85 View Post
        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.
        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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        • #6
          Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
          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

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          • #7
            Originally posted by gumby74 View Post
            What a brown noser. Haha.
            He's looking for a home lol
            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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            • #8
              Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
              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!

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              • #9
                Originally posted by ShakeandBake View Post
                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.
                "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                • #10
                  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.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                    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.
                    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                      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!!!

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                        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!

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                        • #14
                          Cooper is gonna be a good player.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                            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.
                            "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                            "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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