Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Diego Chargers strong safety Brandon Taylor (28) is carted off the field after an apparent injury during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers S Brandon Taylor Will Have Knee Surgery

Brandon Taylor is going to have another surgery on his busted knee, per Michael Gehlken. I guess we know why he has been sitting on the inactive roster all season and has not seen a snap. It all makes sense now. They were hoping that he could get up to full strength, but he never got to that point and now it seems that having surgery would be the best moving forward for him.

“It’s very tough, knowing you’ve come from a place where you’re a three-year starter,” Taylor said. “Football is a job, but I look at it — I always try to stay positive about every situation. Coming from a school where you’ve been a leader, you know you’ve got to be a team player and don’t pout. Running around to the coaches every day, ‘When can I play? When can I play?’ that’s not being a team player, knowing we’ve got players out there who are 100 percent healthy, and they’re helping the team.

“I’m not really 100 percent healthy, and I know that if I mess up, … that’s being a selfish player. I just want to come back and be on the field when I’m 100 percent, knowing I can help the team 100 percent.”

It would have been great to see him on the field this season. We needed help in the secondary and he could have helped provide some of that. Hopefully he can recover this offseason and pbe prepped to play in 2014. He needs to get on that Melvin Ingram type rehab program.


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  • scott stevens

    Same type of surgery as last time?

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Nah it’s a scope procedure much less serious of a procedure as his last. Dude should take a trip to Germany and see Kobe’s doctor.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Any idea how long that would keep him out for? Not that it will really be relevant to this season, but it would be good to know a timetable.

        • Ernie Padaon

          not sure how long it will keep him out. just hope he will be back in time for offseason workout programs

  • Mark Viguri

    For a guy who’s never played Taylor sure gets a lot of hype. With Gilchrist back a corner Addae and Stuckey seems like the real options for strong safety next year.

  • Derek

    Last I heard he been having problems cutting and with his overall lateral agility since rehabilitating his acl. Not everybody is Adrian Peterson. Got a feeling once he gets a few games in he’ll catch on like teo.

  • Peter Thompson

    That’s good news. I thought by the way Pags was talking about it, that he just wasn’t good. I think he is going to be a REALLY good player for us. Not to knock Addae, and Stucky. . But, they are not the future. . MAYBE Addae can be. I just have this feeling that Taylor is going to be way better than those fuys, once he has a full year on the field.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Maybe Addae can switch over to free safety when Eric leaves town in a few years…

      • Peter Thompson

        Hush your mouth!!!! Polumalu is still a Steeler. And this coming from a Mormon. I’m disappointed in you. ; )

        • Gunnar Martin

          Hahahahaha don’t worry I still have a man-crush on 32 :)

          • Peter Thompson

            Just checkin… lol. How could you not? Weddle’s beard = Polumalu’s hair.

          • Gunnar Martin

            No no no, you got it all wrong.
            Weddle’s monster “I-Look-Like-A-Hobo” beard >>>>>>>> Polumalu’s hair :)

  • Gunnar Martin

    I see this as a good thing. He wasn’t benched for not being good enough.

    • Ernie Padaon

      true… but two surgeries in two seasons now. who knows what he will look like when he gets back

      • Gunnar Martin

        I hear ya. Cross your fingers.