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Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise reached a turning point at Baltimore in the 2011 season opener. Fresh off their third Super Bowl appearance in six years, they were hammered 35-7 by the Ravens on a sun-splashed afternoon. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp’s words still hang in the air to this day. He said days later the Steelers were “old, slow and it’s over.” In a way, Sapp...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Three takeaways from the preseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their fifth and final game of the preseason on Thursday. The Steelers found themselves on the losing end of four of their five games, and they hardly looked like a playoff contender at all. Their last two loses came by a combined score of 66-25. Pittsburgh has a lot to prove after having multiple lackluster games this preseason. Here is a look at...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is it worth drafting the Pittsburgh Steelers defense?

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the 18th-best defense last year, a rank that the Steel Curtain is definitely not used to. The Steelers struggled on the defensive side of the ball last year, but there are many changes to the unit heading into the 2015 season. If they did not make any offseason changes, Pittsburgh’s defense would most likely not be worthy of a fantasy selection, but...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network Hires Former Steelers CB Ike Taylor As Analyst

As expected, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor now has a new job in television as NFL Media announced Thursday that he will be joining the group as an analyst for the 2015 season. According to the press release, Taylor, 35, will serve as an analyst for NFL Media, appearing... The post NFL Network Hires Former Steelers CB Ike Taylor As Analyst appeared first on Steelers...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Defensive Backs

The Pittsburgh Steelers had one glaring weakness last season, and it was definitely the secondary. The Steelers had the 27th best passing defense in 2014 so it will be a huge area for Pittsburgh to improve upon this year. The Steelers gave up 253.1 yards per game through the air. As a team, Pittsburgh allowed 30 passing touchdowns and they were only able to come down with 11 interceptions...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark Interning During Training Camp

As is the case every year, the Pittsburgh Steelers bring aboard former players as assistant coaches during training camp. Last year it was Mike Sellers who became one of the fan favorites. Ike Taylor is officially interning this year. Ryan Clark also appears to be serving as an intern with the Steelers, though it’s unknown if he’ll […] The post Ryan Clark Interning During...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilding A Champion: No Permanent Answer In Place For Ike Taylor’s Successor

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a division-winning 11-5 record following back […] The post Rebuilding A Champion: No Permanent...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Defense More Of An Uncertainty Than A Weakness

If you were to poll NFL writers and ask them to describe the Pittsburgh Steelers biggest weakness, my guess is most of them would break down some aspect of the team’s defense heading into the 2015 season. Maybe the team’s biggest flaw is a secondary that just saw longtime stalwarts Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu […] Steelers 2015 Defense More Of An Uncertainty Than A Weakness...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Several Steelers Training With Ike Taylor, Tom Shaw

Mike Tomlin has made it perfectly clear he wants players in the best shape of their lives coming training camp and four Pittsburgh Steelers have heeded that message. On his Instagram, well-known trainer Tom Shaw sent out a video of Cortez Allen, Antwon Blake, William Gay, and Vince Williams working with him and former cornerback […] Several Steelers Training With Ike Taylor, Tom...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the height of Steelers second round CB cause for concern?

There are mixed feelings by many Steelers fans and experts regarding Senquez Golson, the second round pick out of Ole Miss in the 2015 NFL Draft. The main reason for the concern has to do with Golson’s size, mainly his height. You see, Golson is a cornerback, a position that’s been deemed one of importance in Pittsburgh in recent years, since it’s largely been ignored in the...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Keeping Options Open In Retirement, Including Coaching

In recent seasons, the Steelers coaching staff has seen several branches of it’s coaching tree filled by former players who donned the black and gold, from pass rushing menace Joey Porter to the blue collar Jerry Olsavsky, who this offseason were promoted to coach the outside and inside linebackers, respectively. If the first mini camp […] Ike Taylor Keeping Options Open In...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor On Retirement, LeBeau, Polamalu

Two days time will mark exactly two months since the day Ike Taylor announced his retirement. Unlike some players who quietly fade back into society, Taylor has kept his presence known. Interning with the Pittsburgh Steelers, making appearances on NFL Network, and now, a classic interview with Sports Illustrated. Every answer drips of who Ike […] Ike Taylor On Retirement, LeBeau...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Ike Taylor

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into OTAs, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players that are no longer with the team, and whether or not those […] Steelers 2015 Missing Pieces: Ike Taylor is a post from:...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor: “Keith Butler Has A Good Gameplan”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Ike Taylor made another appearance on the NFL Network today. He was asked about a variety of topics but made sure to praise new defensive coordinator Keith Butler. “What I do like about Coach Keith Butler is he has a good gameplan. And we’re going to see if this gameplan can […] Ike Taylor: “Keith Butler Has A Good Gameplan” is...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CBS Sports’ Rang Says Steelers Got A Second Round Steal

For the last several seasons, it was becoming increasingly more apparent that a retooling of Pittsburgh’s cornerback department was needed. From interceptions clanging off Ike Taylor’s hands to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scorching him, it was clear reinforcements were needed. Once boasting as fearsome a front seven as the league had to offer, the […] CBS Sports’...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Put CB Cortez Allen On Right Side In Nickel At Start Of OTAs

While it’s still a little bit too early to write the Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart in pen as we sit here in May, we are already starting to get a glimpse as to how a few things might shake out in the secondary now that cornerback Ike Taylor has retired and Cortez Allen is back […] Steelers Put CB Cortez Allen On Right Side In Nickel At Start Of OTAs is a post from: The post...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis Jones In 2015

2014 certainly didn’t go as planned for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones as the former first-round draft pick out of Georgia missed nine games due to a broken wrist that he suffered midway through the third game of the season. Even though he failed to bounce back thoroughly from that injury last season, recently retired […] Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Three biggest concerns heading into 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season as the third seed in the AFC. They won the AFC North with a record of 11-5. Despite having a good regular season, Pittsburgh lost in the first round of the playoffs and their run to the Super Bowl was cut short. They have a lot of the same pieces heading into next season but there are still some concerns that may hold the Steelers...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

In 2015, Opportunity And Ability Finally Collide For William Gay

And suddenly, William Gay is the veteran of the secondary, having just hit the wrong side of 30 with the turn of the new year. With the recent retirements of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor, Gay is not only the oldest member of the secondary, he also has by far the most experience playing in […] In 2015, Opportunity And Ability Finally Collide For William Gay is a post from: The...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? Deshea Townsend

Aside from an Ike Taylor interception every once in a blue moon, it seems like the last time a reliable player donned the black and gold at the cornerback position, it was none other than Deshea Townsend. A four-year starter for the Alabama Crimson tide from 1994 through the 1997 season, he now finds himself on an opponent’s […] Where Are They Now? Deshea Townsend is a post...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Will Go Into Draft With Open Mind

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a boat load of veteran leadership and experience from the defensive side of the ball since last season, namely Jason Worilds, Brett Keisel, Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu. Those are four starters gone, and on paper seems to be a lot to replace at the snap of a finger, something general manager Kevin Colbert says is not their […] Steelers Will...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Has Steelers Taking LSU CB Jalen Collins 22nd Overall In DDFP Mock Draft

Now that cornerback Ike Taylor has decided to retire from football after 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has a lot more time to dedicate to his potential broadcasting career. Taylor, who has never been shy about giving his opinion on the draft and who he believes the Steelers should take, was allowed to […] Ike Taylor Has Steelers Taking LSU CB Jalen Collins 22nd Overall...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Says Steve Smith Was The Toughest Player He Ever Covered

During his 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, recently retired cornerback Ike Taylor lined up against a ton of wide receivers and on the Wednesday edition of NFL Network’s “Total Access”, the former fourth-round draft pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette was asked to name the three toughest that he had to cover during his long career. […] Ike Taylor Says Steve Smith Was...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ike Taylor Retirement, Troy Polamalu HOF Chances, Top 20 Draft Prospects & More

Season 5, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd back from his trip to New Orleans, we start the show off by talking about cornerback Ike Taylor announcing his retirement from football on Tuesday. We talk about where Taylor ranks on the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time best cornerback list as well as how enjoyable he […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Rooney And Ike Taylor Shared An Unmistakable Bond

Dan Rooney and Ike Taylor have a very unique relationship, one that has an almost “grandfatherly” feel to it, with the way the Hall of Fame owner treats his now-retired cornerback, whose nickname “Swaggin” was a testament to the way he played. Taylor, who turns 35 next month, has almost half a century to go […] Dan Rooney And Ike Taylor Shared An Unmistakable Bond is a...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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