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Bobby Taylor, Quincy Carter launch comebacks

Two players that last participated in a regular season game back in 2004 — I was 10 years old then! — have not given up their professional dreams

Former Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor, now 36, is telling players that he’s looking for a chance to work out for teams, according to NFP’s Brad Biggs.  A return after such a long absence is unusual to say the least, but perhaps he can get a team to take a look at him.

It’s highly unlikely Quincy Carter will ever even get a tryout in the NFL again.  He can’t even get a private workout with a UFL team.

Instead, Carter showed up on Saturday for an open tryout for the Florida Tuskers, coached by Jay Gruden.  More than 500 players participated in the workout.

It’s easy to poke fun at Carter here, but we admire his persistence.  He’s been working as a personal trainer with former Falcon Terrence Mathis and we wish him well.

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34 Responses to “Bobby Taylor, Quincy Carter launch comebacks”
  1. CanadianVikingFan says: Jul 2, 2010 2:17 PM

    I was hoping for Quincy Jones.

  2. DawkinsEffect says: Jul 2, 2010 2:19 PM

    BRING BOBBY BACK TO THE EAGLES!!!

  3. JakeBlues68 says: Jul 2, 2010 2:19 PM

    [i]”Two players that last participated in a regular season game back in 2004 — I was 10 years old then! — have not given up their professional dreams”[/i]
    You’re 16 years old?

  4. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jul 2, 2010 2:19 PM

    A mention of Quincy Carter? OH MY GOD ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BASH A BLACK QB!
    WHYYYYYYYY *shakes fist at the sky*

  5. ADogDC says: Jul 2, 2010 2:31 PM

    Hmmm…..Not posting my comment…I wonder why?

  6. lurch's nyquil says: Jul 2, 2010 2:32 PM

    Quincy Carter?????? Now there is a black QB I would want on me to

  7. Dave9935 says: Jul 2, 2010 2:35 PM

    Seriously, 16 years old????

  8. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 2:36 PM

    Que the hypocritical comments about Quicny Carter using drugs in 5…4…3…2…

  9. garrettmustgo says: Jul 2, 2010 2:37 PM

    Wow. Just when i thought we’ve heard the last of Quincy….
    I think my favorite moment was when they played that interview where he was asked if he could quit smoking weed to play football..
    I remember that blank expression on his face and i think he said something like . “I will try my best”
    Quincy = POS

  10. pondbridge says: Jul 2, 2010 2:39 PM

    Next in line are Rohan Davies, Jeff George and Akili Smith.
    You’d think that they would have moved on. Can’t play (or when they could, won’t play).

  11. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 2:40 PM

    Rosenthall is only 16-17??? I thought it was a joke when my fiancĂ©e said that Florio writes worse than a pre-tween. It’s true.

  12. birdmancometh says: Jul 2, 2010 2:40 PM

    @ JakeBlues68 –
    No matter how old you are i’m impressed you’ve made it this long…

  13. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 2:42 PM

    LOL – garrettmustgo was right on que. You guys crack me up!

  14. keithcash says: Jul 2, 2010 2:43 PM

    Greg-
    I get sick every time you self-reference.

  15. FlikeMorio says: Jul 2, 2010 2:43 PM

    Well, if Tim Tebow can get drafted in the first round then there’s no reason to believe that Quincy Carter couldn’t latch on somewhere.
    But wait, you’re really 16? Good for you. That is pretty impressive (not being sarcastic, either).

  16. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jul 2, 2010 2:43 PM

    Quincy Carter: Michael Vick in five years.

  17. Chapnasty2 says: Jul 2, 2010 2:49 PM

    The Eagles have hope for an upgrade at their backup spot afterall!

  18. birdmancometh says: Jul 2, 2010 2:54 PM

    Hey! Bobby T! Nice.

  19. TryTheVeal says: Jul 2, 2010 3:02 PM

    In life, tough choices have to be made…..
    As in Carter’s case:
    Let me see, a starting QB of the Dallas Cowboys, with millions in earning potential, fame and fortune or weed and other illegal drugs?
    Carter: Let’s get high!!!!!!
    I can only imagine the agony he went through while wrestling with that decision.

  20. LAEaglefan says: Jul 2, 2010 3:09 PM

    Bobby Taylor was over the hill when the Eagles let him walk way back when. What makes anyone think that he’s found the Fountain Of Youth since then? Maybe Andy Reid will feel sorry for him and let him be an Assistant Coach Intern, or something like that.

  21. Cmoney20 says: Jul 2, 2010 3:22 PM

    “It’s easy to poke fun at Carter here, but we admire his persistence.”
    What this jew meant was “It easy to poke fun at Carter here, because he’s an african american QB.”
    Congrats Gregg. Way to be passive agrressive about it.

  22. Slow Joe says: Jul 2, 2010 3:36 PM

    Boy some of you are really stupid. No, a 16-year-old does not write for multiple sports outlets from New York City while also doing his algebra homework and being in bed by 10pm. He’s making a JOKE. Since he looks so young in all the videos, many commenters have said that he “looks 16″.
    Even if you don’t know the reference, seriously, use your brain. There are scores of journalists who would kill for his jobs. Do you really think a 16-year-old would get it?

  23. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jul 2, 2010 3:37 PM

    Cmoney20 says:
    July 2, 2010 3:22 PM
    “It’s easy to poke fun at Carter here, but we admire his persistence.”
    What this jew meant was “It easy to poke fun at Carter here, because he’s an african american QB.”
    Congrats Gregg. Way to be passive agrressive about it.
    _________________
    Really? I thought it would be easy to poke fun at him because he’s a loser who threw everything away because he had no idea how to behave as a responsible adult. Wait…that sounds familiar….

  24. General Zod says: Jul 2, 2010 3:43 PM

    There’s a story like this every off season: Tim Couch working out with the Jags, Andre Wadsworth trying to be a Jet, David Boston looking sharp in Bucs camp, etc. They all end the same way. Unless they make the 52-man roster, stop wasting our time intriguing us with how persistent they are or how well they’re in shape.

  25. 49erFanLivingInDallas says: Jul 2, 2010 3:54 PM

    jeez, you guys are a bunch of crazy paranoid racists…. all this talk about him being a black qb…you realize your the only one bringing race into the conversation?

  26. Cmoney20 says: Jul 2, 2010 4:21 PM

    I could use an update on how Pat White isnt going to make it as a quarterback about right now. That hasnt been beat to death enough.
    Or how Tavaris cant hold Brett’s jock strap? I could use one of those.
    Or maybe how Vince Young is going to get in trouble from the league because he pushed a guy and got a citation. nevermind that fact he was never ever charged with anything in his NFL career. He’s black.
    Nope everyone is right. David Carr gets trashed the same exact way Jamarcus Russell does.

  27. FlikeMorio says: Jul 2, 2010 4:31 PM

    Take it easy there, Slow Joe. Some of us aren’t familiar with who Gregg Rosenthal is, who else he works for or what the guy looks like, so get off your high horse, bud. Contrary to what you may have previously believed, your sh*t does stink. I really hate to break it to you.

  28. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 5:08 PM

    @SlowJoe – ever occur to you that some of us have never seen this guy anywhere. And, if we have, didn’t recognize him by name??? It’s not like he’s Rich Eisen.
    I wouldn’t know him from Adam – and btw, many of us aren’t from NY. This is the internets you know.

  29. jjared1101 says: Jul 2, 2010 5:25 PM

    Nope everyone is right. David Carr gets trashed the same exact way Jamarcus Russell does.
    ————
    Haha…bro, the fact that they were picked number 1 overall is about their only similarity.
    Jamarcus Russell held out until the middle of his rookie year, then played like crap, then continued to get fat, and had his players question his leadership, desire, and film study. David Carr play with passion, never had his desire questioned and that’s why he got on another team with Carolina and NY. David Carr, for as poorly as he played, still does things the right way.
    You wanna cry racicsm, enjoy yourself. Hopefully you are the last of a dying breed.

  30. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 6:13 PM

    It’s funny how nobody can point out something that seems slightly biased based upon race – yet we all know that racism exists. Or does it???
    On second thought, you guys are all “right.” Now that we’ve established that racism does not exist and should never be mentioned. Let’s move on to other debatable subjects.
    How about evolution? Global Warming? The Holocaust? Are all those made up too? I mean, cause I coulda sworn that studies still show race-bias in whites AND blacks – but since you PFT all stars have cleared that up – I’d like a bit more learnin’ from ya.
    Carry on.

  31. Cornerdenizen says: Jul 2, 2010 7:21 PM

    @jjared1101
    I think CMoney is onto something.
    Florio and his staff knows their audience. In fact they know them better than they do themselves.
    Florio and the PFT braintrust know that most guys who visit the site are bitter, pathetic, hateful, largely uneducated white guys who supplement their interest in sports with a hatred for anyone who isnt a ..bitter, pathetic, hateful, largely uneducated white guy.
    Florio once wrote a book about black quarterbacks. He did this in order to appear “liberal.” But now, his site plays up any story where a black quarterback is presented in a negative light. This makes him look ‘objective.’
    White guys hatred for Quincy Carter, Vick, Jamarcus, etc. probably is deep seated racist beliefs. But they dont even realize how their comments come off because these are guys who never hang out with anyone who isnt exactly like themselves.
    No one is saying that all white people are racist, just those guys who seem to really HATE all people who arent exactly like them. Take a closer look at the comments when a black guy is involved.

  32. comment_submission_error says: Jul 2, 2010 7:46 PM

    # The Hogster says: July 2, 2010 2:36 PM
    Que the hypocritical comments about Quicny Carter using drugs in 5…4…3…2…
    Something about Quincy Carter and Ricky Williams both being in Florida, maybe? By the way, “Que the (whatever) in 3…2…” is lazy.

  33. brasho says: Jul 2, 2010 7:48 PM

    No wonder Rosenthal acts like he knows about the draft but seems to know so very little… he’s freaking 16! You’ve got to be kidding me!
    This is worse than the Sportscenter commercials where they had the child prodigy sports announcer that couldn’t take the heat… except this “sportswriter” has no frame of reference except for the last 2-3 years.

  34. Slow Joe says: Jul 3, 2010 3:46 PM

    To everyone and anyone I may have offended: I apologize.
    But still, use your noggin.

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