Healthy Taylor primed for monster season

Updated: June 10, 2003, 11:45 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Last spring, Fred Taylor and his former coach Tom Coughlin said the possibilities were endless if the running back could finally stay healthy for a full season. The pair even waxed rhapsodic about the possibility of cracking the seldom-passed 2,000-yard barrier.

Taylor did stay healthy for a full 16-game slate, but he came up somewhat short of his goal. Not that 1,314 yards is an insufficient total, but given the lofty expectations it was a little disappointing. But this year, Taylor is making similar rumblings, only a new coach, Jack Del Rio, is preaching the Taylor gospel.

"He already has about 2,000 yards just in the first four or five practices," Del Rio jokingly told the Florida Times-Union, Monday.