Cameron Heyward hoping to be Steeler for life

Cameron Heyward is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Steelers, but he is hoping it isn't his last. Heyward wants to follow in the footsteps of three recently retired teammates -- Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel, and Ike Taylor."You know, the Steelers greats, they don't go anywhere else,” Heyward told reporters earlier this week per the Tribune-Review. "And that...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 4.0: A Final Look at All 7 Rounds

Considering the retirements of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor this spring, it would be both fitting and wise for the Pittsburgh Steelers to take defensive players with their first three picks in the NFL draft. They haven’t done that since the year they drafted both of those decorated defensive backs. The 2015 NFL draft begins with the first round on Thursday night and continues...
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Steelers not trying to replace Troy Polamalu in the draft

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports With the combined retirements of safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor, and the release of defensive end Brett Keisel, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 37 years of experience and leadership on defense. General manager Kevin Colbert doesn’t expect to find their replacements in the draft, especially not Troy Polamalu’s. “You are always looking...
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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

Polamalu, Taylor Shaped Steelers’ Defensive Backfield Through Dynastic Period

Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu have accounted for one half of the starting secondary for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the past decade. Both former classmates of the team’s 2003 draft, in which Polamalu, a strong safety, was taken in the first round and Taylor, a cornerback, was taken in the fourth, the 12-year veterans both […] Polamalu, Taylor Shaped Steelers’ Defensive Backfield...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor Brought Swag To Steelers Secondary For A Decade

For about a decade, Ike Taylor stood as a shining example of why the Pittsburgh Steelers were wise to shy away from the cornerback position in the first round. He was a testament to the fact that you could get a championship-caliber player in the mid-rounds or later who was just a bit rough around […] Ike Taylor Brought Swag To Steelers Secondary For A Decade is a post from: ...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor First Met Troy Polamalu While Doing Naked Sit-ups

Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor announced his retirement Tuesday after 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and during a morning interview on PFT Live, the always entertaining former fourth-round draft pick was asked to talk about the first thing that comes to his mind when he reflects on his long career, and his answer wasn’t neccasarily […] Ike Taylor First Met Troy Polamalu...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor Retires After 12 Years

Twelve-year Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor announced his retirement on Tuesday via the Steelers’ official website. Taylor was an unrestricted free agent this offseason and wasn’t expected back in Pittsburgh or to latch onto another team. The 34-year old Taylor totaled 636 career combined tackles, 14 interceptions and 144 passes defensed in 174 games played...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ike Taylor the next defender to retire

Ike Taylor has officially retired after 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Taylor spent each of his 12 years in the league with Pittsburgh.  The Steelers drafted Taylor in the fourth round of the 2003 draft with the 125th overall pick. Taylor came out of Louisiana-Lafayette and became a big player on the defense very early in his career. In just his third season, he racked...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Got the Most of Everything He Could for the Steelers

You’d think a cornerback who played 12 seasons in the National Football League would have more than 14 career interceptions. Then again, this is Ike Taylor we are talking about and “Ike Taylor” and “interceptions” have never exactly gone together like peanut butter and jelly. With that said, Ike Taylor had an excellent career and while he won’t get the national play that...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Next Domino Falls… Ike Taylor Retires

Longtime Steelers shutdown corner Ike Taylor has followed Troy Polamalu in deciding to call it a career. Ike Taylor was an easy target for fans and pundits because of his lousy hands, but he was anything but a target for opposing quarterbacks throughout his career. Ike never got the credit that guys like Asante Samuel or Darrelle Revis got for their gaudy interception totals, but...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Ike Taylor Announces His Retirement From The NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor announced Tuesday during his radio show that he is retiring from the NFL after a 13-year career. “Other than having my son, playing for the Steelers has been the best experience in my entire lifetime,” Taylor said. “It is rare, in this day of free agency that is super rare […] Steelers CB Ike Taylor Announces His Retirement From...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack of Steelers CB Depth Worrisome?

Last season, the Steelers started off with Cortez Allen, William Gay, and Ike Taylor as the top three CBs. They finished with William Gay, Brice McCain, and Antwon Blake. Tragedy struck when Ike broke his forearm early in the season and Cortez failed to live up to his potential. It became clear that the depth behind them was imperative as the season wore on. McCain and Blake stepped...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor A Coaching Intern? Veteran Cornerback Says He’ll Be Present For OTAs

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran free agent cornerback Ike Taylor has likely played his last down in the NFL after 12 seasons, judging by a report this past week made by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If so, that doesn’t mean that Taylor will be stepping away from the game completely. According to Dulac, Taylor has […] Ike Taylor A Coaching Intern? Veteran Cornerback...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harrison: “I’m Very Happy To Be Back But At The Same Time I’m Kind Of Disappointed”

Veteran linebacker James Harrison re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the weekend, but during a Tuesday interview with Ike Taylor and John Harris on Trib Live Radio, the former Defensive Player of the Year admitted that while he’s happy to be back in Pittsburgh for at least one more season, he really wanted to play […] James Harrison: “I’m Very Happy To Be Back But...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor weighs in on Darrelle Revis signing

Ike Taylor may be five years older than Darrelle Revis, but he’s still arguably the team’s best cornerback on the roster. And unfortunately for him, when he was in his prime years during the team’s triumph in Super Bowl XLIII, the cornerback market was a bit different. While Taylor did receive a nice $5 million signing bonus in 2006, the most he was ever paid in a season occurred...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Byron Maxwell to Sign with the Eagles

The 2015 free agent cornerback market is a rich one. Aging veterans like Antonio Cromartie and Ike Taylor vie for another shot, while elite-end options like Darrelle Revis look to set the market. Outside of these household names, youngsters like Chris Culliver will look to make a name for themselves in new homes. Today, the most intriguing free agent cornerback this year has finally...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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