January 12, 2003 |
In the past, it might not have happened. Bobby Taylor might have knocked down that pass instead. He might have tipped it. But this has been an extraordinary season for Taylor, the Eagles cornerback who made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his eight-year career. So Taylor, who finished the regular season with a career-high five interceptions, intercepted that Michael Vick pass in the first quarter of last night's 20-6 Eagles victory in a NFC playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at Veterans Stadium, and he returned it a career-high 39 yards for a touchdown.
December 1, 1999 |
Bobby Taylor knows when he has a bad game. That doesn't mean he cares to dwell on it. "That was two weeks ago," he said in response to a question about his performance in the Eagles' first game against Washington. He said "two weeks ago" as if it were two centuries. Ancient history. There's no room for ancient history in a cornerback's mind. "I had two bad games in a row," Taylor said. "I wouldn't call that a totally bad season, though. " Taylor's consecutive poor performances came against two of the most explosive offenses in the league, Washington and Indianapolis.
June 3, 2005 |
Longtime Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor yesterday was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Taylor was drafted in the second round by the Eagles in 1995 and played for them nine seasons. He left as a free agent after the 2003 season, signing a 4-year, $11.3 million deal with Seattle. Waiting until at least June 1 to release Taylor allows the remaining $2.25 million from his signing bonus to count against the salary cap next year instead of this year.
March 24, 2004 |
Bobby Taylor, the longest-tenured Eagle, has reached an agreement to sign with the Seattle Seahawks after nine seasons in Philadelphia, ESPN.com reported. Taylor agreed to a four-year, $11.3 million contract with the Seahawks last night, the Web site said. The deal reportedly includes a $3 million signing bonus and significant incentives. The contract could become $16.8 million over four years, based on incentives, including one that would pay Taylor more than $1 million in a season for leading the team in interceptions.
September 16, 1996 |
Emmitt Thomas said the conversation took place late Monday night/early Tuesday morning. The Eagles' defensive coordinator was talking to his second-year cornerback, Bobby Taylor. They were on an airplane, a plane out of Green Bay after a brutal, nationally televised loss. Taylor hadn't really been victimized during the game, certainly no more than anyone else. But it was a down time for a proud team, and there weren't many days to rebound, and next up were the Detroit Lions and that Barry Sanders fellow and those two 100-catch receivers, Herman Moore and Brett Perriman.
October 24, 1997 |
Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor made his name against Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin. Soon, the Eagles based their defensive scheme against the Cowboys around Taylor's ability to limit the Pro Bowl wideout. Taylor has started six games in a row against Dallas, but on Sunday, the Eagles will be without him. Taylor underwent reconstructive surgery Wednesday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and some torn cartilage in his right knee, and will be lost for the season.
September 11, 1997 |
Bobby Taylor has a habit. The Eagles' young cornerback plays harder against better teams, particularly against teams with players who can test his ability. Specifically, the Dallas Cowboys. Especially Michael Irvin. Taylor jumped into the national football consciousness on Dec. 10, 1995, when the rookie defensive back limited "The Playmaker" to a pedestrian three catches for 40 yards. It happened during an Eagles win on national television against the eventual Super Bowl champions.
December 9, 2002 |
The hit knocked Bobby Taylor silly. But once he got his hands on that ball, he never let it go. That has been the routine lately for Taylor, the Eagles cornerback who had two interceptions yesterday in a 27-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Seahawks Stadium. Taylor suffered a concussion after his first interception when he slammed his head into the turf, but he held onto the ball and stayed in the game long enough to make a once-in-a-lifetime interception in the second quarter.
September 1, 2000 |
He helped make Bobby Taylor a millionaire. He struck terror into the hearts of defensive coordinators with his combination of speed and strength and toughness. They called him "The Playmaker," but against Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor he made few plays. Michael Irvin is gone. He retired during the offseason after doctors discovered a congenital defect in his spinal column. It was a discovery that resulted from examinations of Irvin's neck injury suffered when his Dallas Cowboys lost in Philadelphia on Oct. 10 last year.
November 4, 1996 |
They lined up across from each other, did Michael Irvin and Bobby Taylor, and battled like the warriors they are. Second-year cornerback Taylor was drafted in the second round last year to defend against big receivers. He made his name last season by limiting Irvin, a five-time Pro Bowl wideout, to four catches for 49 yards in the teams' second and third meetings. It was special to watch them yesterday. Said Taylor: "It was like a quiet war out there. " It was a massacre in the first half.