Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times.

“If you look at my per-catch, per-pass ratio, I’m up there with the best of them,” Taylor said.

Football stats aren\’t the only numbers that Taylor keeps tracks off apparently, as according to Bradford, the 11-year veteran also knows just how many players have been brought in by the Steelers over the years to try to take his job away.

“Thirteen drafted, another 18 free agents,” Taylor said. “Oh, I’m going to keep counting.”

I thought that drafted number might be a little high, but it appears as though Taylor considers safeties in his numbers. Below is a list of all of all the defensive backs drafted by the Steelers since Taylor was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

While all the stats are great, I am sure that the only number that Taylor cares about right now is three, because that will be the number of Super Bowl rings he will have should the Steelers wind up winning it all in 2013. There aren\’t many cornerbacks in the history of the league that didn\’t play for the Steelers that can walk around claiming that stat as one of their own.

2004238Ricardo Colclough
2005262Bryant McFadden
2006383Anthony Smith
20075170William Gay
20086194Ryan Mundy
2009396Keenan Lewis
20095168Joe Burnett
20105164Crezdon Butler
2011395Curtis Brown
20114128Cortez Allen
20127246Terrence Frederick
20134111Shamarko Thomas
20135150Terry Hawthorne

  • Luke Shabro

    Gotta love Ike. Would anyone be surprised to see him coaching like Carnell Lake and Deshea Townsend?

  • steeltown

    Nope.. and once Lake ends up leaving for a DCoord position somewhere I sure hope Ike is brought in soon there after, as atleast an assist. coach


    Coke,…at 38th overall in 2004,.. one of the dumbest picks in steeler draft history, no one had even heard of the guy!!!

  • steeltown

    Side note: I read Shark had an INT over the middle yesterday in practice (against Landry) during two minute drills and Victorian picked one off on the sideline (from Gradkowski)

  • 2443scott

    other then shamarko none other guys really had to much promise coming into league ….hawthorne has a lot to prove yet him self from this last draft

  • Douglas Andrews

    Don’t know if it’s the same guy but I thought I heard Terrence Frederick’s name called during the Giant’s game. Thought he would have made an impact for the Steelers last year.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Yeah, Frederick was on the Giants’ practice squad all of last year before he became a late-season injury promotion. Still with them. Victorian outplayed him in the preseason and took his practice squad spot with the Steelers, then the Giants picked him up.

  • walter mason

    Keenan Lewis and Cortez Allen?

  • walter mason

    I think they were trying to find someone to play opposite Ike, not replace him. McFadden, Gay, Lewis and now Cortez Allen.

  • 2443scott

    i believe lewis only had 1 interception and his last year with steelers he was showing some more promise …i think allen had more interceptions so i would give you allen and i think steelers saw more was going to come from allen .

  • Douglas Andrews

    Victorian came in pretty hungry

  • walter mason

    I thought Lewis played well enough to be the Steeler MVP last year. His interceptions will come. He even played injured. But Lewis is no longer a Steeler so we should move on.

    All the players drafted had promise but few panned out as well as Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis.

  • charles

    Lake needs to be our DC heir apparent.