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Sean Taylor memorial latest sign Commanders can’t get anything right

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On Tuesday, the Washington Commanders announced plans for the Sean Taylor Memorial unveiling in front of FedExField’s Section 132 at 11:45 a.m. Sunday – the 15th anniversary of the franchise legend’s death.  

In its latest attempt to memorialize the safety whose life was tragically cut short at 24, the “Sean Taylor Memorial” was a disaster and revealed the organization’s pair of golden rules:

1) Whatever it touches, even something as simple as a memorial to a former player, feels wrong. 

2) There is no shame, and perhaps no bottom. 

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If you haven’t seen it, the new “memorial” looks like an Under Armour mannequin. If a statue was the goal, the assignment should be graded as a failure. The glass case it rests inside makes the exhibit better suited for Fifth Avenue or a museum.

Family and fans at the unveiling of a Sean Taylor memorial at FedExField.

Five days’ notice for such an important event may seem dubious, but it’s actually par for the course for Washington. Last year, the team gave a three-day heads up it was retiring Taylor’s number as part of a program that endured other hiccups. That came on the heels of the email leak that implicated former team president Bruce Allen in a series of racist, misogynistic and homophobic conversations with Jon Gruden, the former Raiders coach and ESPN analyst. President Jason Wright apologized for the short notice

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