Should Sean Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?
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Should Sean Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?

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Monday marked the 10th anniversary of Pro-Bowl safety Sean Taylor’s death, and many around the NFL are celebrating his life and career. He came and went in a flash, but his impact is still felt today. Should he be considered for the Hall of Fame? Usually, consistent excellence over an extended time is needed to be considered to be inducted. But Taylor’s techniques are still being taught to NFL safeties, and his greatness is undeniable. What do you think? 🏈

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In the NFL, longevity counts. No player that has played less than five seasons has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Sean Taylor should be no exception. The former Miami Hurricane undoubtedly made an impact on the game with his incredible play, but four seasons is way too short to proclaim that he was one of the greatest to grace the game. The sample size is just too small. Taylor was a great safety, but not Hall of Fame worthy.

Longevity is the most overrated criteria when selecting a Hall of Fame player. It's all about impact, and Taylor's is still being felt around the league. The safety flew around the field like he had nothing to lose, coming up to the line to stop runs, and rumbling across the field to intercept the ball. He is the safety every team wants. In the year of his death, Taylor had five interceptions in nine games. He was on his way to a sure-fire Hall of Fame career. Nothing should keep him from getting a bust there.

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