I’ve been a Redskins fan my entire life…well…almost, since i was 6 years old. Through the years, i’ve done my very best to learn about the history of the team and the some of the greatest athletes to wear the burgundy and gold. One of the guys that was ahead of my time as a fan, but someone that i have a ton of respect for and wish i could have watched play is Hall of Famer Charley Taylor.
One of the greatest receivers of all time and a fellow Texan!
Charley retired from the NFL in 1978 as the all time leader in receptions with 649 catches, 9,110 yards (1,488 rushing) and 79 receiving touchdowns (11 rushing). The first couple years of his career, he was sort of a dual threat as a receiver and running back. He was rookie of the year in 1964 after posting over 1,560 yards rushing and receiving…pretty impressive!S
Seeing theses numbers over a 13 year career really reflects how the game has changed through the years. With top receivers picking up 90+ catches a year and over 1,000 yards each season you tend to forget about some of these all time greats of the game that helped define what we now watch on sundays…some rule changes and cultural shifts have helped as well.
Shifting gears a little bit, but staying with Redskins having the sir name of Taylor…i missed posting something on Sean Taylor during the 9 year anniversary of his untimely passing. I have one un-posted card in the queue…and here it is. He would have continued to be an amazing player…very sad for all of us Redskins fans and a player that will always be loved.
Just found a fantastic new hip hop documentary on netflix last night and it kept me up all night, “Hip-Hop Evolution”…i thought it was done incredibly well with tons of great back stories and interviews. This is what i was hoping The Get Down would be…glad the story was told one way or another. Check it out if you are interested in this sort of thing…