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At the height of “Tebow Time”, when the Denver Broncos pulled off an unlikely 29-23 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild-Card round of last year’s NFL playoffs, one man felt the hurt more than everyone else on the Steelers. That man is cornerback Ike Taylor. The man who was burnt repeatedly that game by Denver receivers, including the 80 yard touchdown that sealed the Broncos win. Demaryius Thomas stiff armed Taylor into oblivion en route to the winning touchdown, and he says he still thinks about it every day.

I remember it every day. People remember you for things you do, and I don’t want to have that game be what people remember me for.”

Humbling words from Taylor, who has been the Steelers #1 corner for years, and before that game had a Pro-Bowl caliber season. Being a Steelers fan, it was hard for me to stomach the loss the way it went down. Taylor had an excellent regular season, some even saying he was snubbed for the Pro-Bowl. At the end of the day, the loss can’t be blamed on Ike. But it’s refreshing to see that he hasn’t completely put what happened in Denver behind him. I expect it to be his driving force this upcoming season, to make sure he is remembered for something other than that one game, that one play.

 

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