Friday, June 27, 2008

Behind the Scenes: Darryl Tapp

by: Michael Steffes

Here is a great article that was sent to me from a wonderful reader, Thanks J. The Virginian Pilot has done a really nice piece on Darryl Tapp. Of course, Tapp is is home in VA right now awaiting training camp. He was also very popular while playing his college ball at Va Tech. It is a local boy done good story, but it really gives great insight into what Darryl is all about. Give it a read.

I have said this before, but watching and listening to Darryl Tapp this offseason has been a testament to the high character approach. How many 2nd year ends who had 4 sacks in one game would have handled the team drafting a player at his position this way? Not many I suspect. Rather than moaning, or complaining, Tapp has used this to motivate himself. He understands that with Jackson, and a better Darryl Tapp, the Hawks d-line will be eating QBs for breakfast and saving room for lunch. I love it. Go Darryl! Re-introduce yourself to Mr. Marc Bulger. END