The Sean Taylor installation that the Commanders initially unveiled on Nov. 27 has already been updated.
Reaction to the first version of the project was tepid at best, as many of the franchise’s fans felt that those behind its creation missed out on key touches that would’ve made it feel like a true tribute to the beloved safety.
The piece debuted ahead of Washington’s recent game versus Atlanta, which was the 15-year anniversary of Taylor’s tragic death.
Commanders adjust Taylor installation to make it more ‘authentic’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Those who attend the Commanders-Giants primetime clash on Sunday or any future contests at FedEx Field, though, will see that, among other things, the installation now includes a taped facemask (a signature of Taylor’s), a Reebok jersey (as opposed to the Nike top that was originally used), different socks and more tape on the cleats.
The Commanders made changes to the Sean Taylor installation at FedEx Field, as @PeteHaileyNBCS mentioned.
Here’s a before-and-after …
Note the switch to Reebok on the jersey, the taped face mask and cleats, and the socks. pic.twitter.com/ihsGVptn04
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 18, 2022
A team spokesperson provided the following statement about the tweaks to NBC Sports Washington.
“We recognize the importance of making the Sean Taylor memorial as authentic as possible to fans’ memories of him, and working with his family, have made some changes and are working with them on some special additions. And we will continue to make it better over time as opportunities arise.”
The installation will be an attraction at FedEx Field for as long as Washington calls the stadium its own, and should a new home eventually be built, it will follow the Commanders to that venue, too.