On the 10-year anniversary of Sean Taylor’s death, former Redskins teammates Clinton Portis and Santana Moss did an extensive interview with NBC Washington to discuss their time with Taylor.
Zorn eventually killed the form of bonding after Taylor’s death because he described it as players “taking sips for Sean,” Portis said.
“He just kind of lost a lot of us,” Moss said. “He said that, and that kind of lost us together when it came to him. Like, ‘Man, he spoke of that name wrong.’ You know, that’s kind of like a low blow. Like, don’t bring his name up in that way, you know what I mean? That’s wrong.”
Portis added the shots helped “get my mind right,” while Moss said it was “just kind of having fun.”
“You know what, let’s take that stress out of our heads and say let’s just have fun and not care so much,” Moss said. “Because sometimes as players, you put so much pressure on yourself to go out there and perform. Man, let’s relax.”
“We’re happy we got that win,” Hornacek said afterward.
The Knicks don’t get the win without strong play from their bench.
New York had dropped a road game to the 5-20 Chicago Bulls the night prior. They’d also let a 17-point lead slip away in a loss to Atlanta earlier in the season. So another loss to Atlanta — and two straight losses to two of the worst teams in the NBA — wouldn’t have gone over well.
But the Knicks’ bench made sure that scenario never came to fruition, outscoring Atlanta’s reserves 45-31.