Helsinki Roosters Re-Sign Jaycen Taylor & Micah Brown for 2016

Helsinki Roosters have re-signed Running Back Jaycen Taylor and Quarterback Micah Brown for 2016 season.

Taylor and Brown were key players for the the 4-time defending Finnish Champion Helsinki Roosters in 2015.

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Jaycen Taylor led the top Finnish Maple League in rushing with 1,277 yards with 154 carries. In Maple Bowl XXXVI he was named game and team MVP after an amazing performance rushing forĀ 223 yards, catching 5 balls for 55 yards, scoring two touchdowns in the match.

Brown joined the team midway of the season and was great leader for the offense unit on and off the field. Brown also had monster game in the Maple Bowl XXXVI by completing 24 of 34 passes for 323 yds with 4 touchdown passes.

Via the Helsinki Roosters Facebook page, Taylor and Brown have shared about how they feel coming back for 2016 season with the Roosters.

What made you to re-sign with Helsinki Roosters as your team for 2016?

Brown: I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue with the Roosters! The Helsinki Roosters organization and I share the same perspective in the development of American football and all incumbents, including the youth programs. For me to be included with a football club and assist not only in the development of the club and its players, but also continuing the winning tradition!

Taylor: It was an easy decision to re-sign with the Roosters. I love the team, I love the Organization, and I love the Fans. I feel like I am at home with the Roosters. We are more than a team feels like family.

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How are you going to prepare for the next season during off-season?

Brown: Being with the team during the off-season, enabling me to be surrounded by and train with my teammates is a huge advantage. For us to be on one accord and build on where we left off, should prove to be successful in more ways than one.

Taylor: This is the first time I will stay in Europe year round. So I’ll have lots of people around me with one focus in mind and that is to get better.. so being able to spend this off season with the guys will be very beneficial.

What do you hope to accomplish with Roosters in 2016?

Brown: What we will accomplish is setting a higher standard of American football in Europe!

Taylor: I hope to continue our winning tradition. And hopefully expand the knowledge of the game.

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.