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    Cooper Taylor Has High Regard For Coughlin

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

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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby74 View Post
    What a brown noser. Haha.
    He's looking for a home lol
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
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    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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