He spent the morning looking for the right words. This was Thursday morning at EverBank Field, a day Fred Taylor never imagined 14 years ago. That’s because when he first arrived in Jacksonville in April 1998, he was so young, so unprepared for what was happening and so unconfident that being remembered as an all-time great not only wasn’t a goal, it wasn’t even something to consider. Want to know how a guy can change? Want to know about maturing? How a team and a city can mold a person?
Tony Boselli has vivid memories of running back Fred Taylor’s arrival in Jacksonville as a first-round draft pick in 1998. "You could barely get Fred to say two dang words," said Boselli, an offensive tackle. "He didn’t want to talk. He didn’t want to say anything. He didn’t want to smile. It almost looked like he was like, ‘What the heck am I doing here?’ "
Aaron Kampman’s no longer a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But if some of his teammates picked up on his professionalism, his influence will linger. And Twitter gives us a couple indications that will be the case.