Ike Taylor

Steelers Spin: Evaluating The Youth Movement

It’s been years since the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a preseason favorite for Super Bowl contention. If Big Ben is going to return to the Big Show this season it will be the result of a successful, albeit long-laboring youth movement. It seems a lifetime ago when Aaron Rodgers and…


Ryan Clark Blames Talent Development For Secondary Struggles

Training camp is fast approaching now, and soon the offseason chatter will begin to fall always, but I would like to draw attention to an article back in April, in which former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark talked to Chris Bradford for the Beaver County Times, in which he talks…


The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 49-40

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I have undertaken the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


Ike Taylor Sees A Top CB Duo In Bengals’ Jones, Kirkpatrick

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is now well-ensconced in his second career as a sports analyst over at NFL Network after over a decade of manning the boundaries for two Super Bowl-winning teams and many other playoff contenders. Though he has had a bit of a penchant for homerism…



Steelers Conclude First Local Rookie Symposium

The NFL has made the wise move to change up their rookie symposium format. In years past, it was more like a field trip, each group of drafted rookies traveling to another location and sitting in huge auditoriums to listen to speakers. It wasn’t particularity effective, a message too easy…



Ike Taylor: “This Team Will Be Special”

Ike Taylor flew into Pittsburgh during last week’s minicamp and caught up with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a quick interview. And he didn’t hold back his optimism for the team’s outlook in 2016. He told Matthews he was excited for the group and as you can see in the title,…


Antonio Brown Says Artie Burns Has To Make Him Better Too

For as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department may have been criticized in recent years for their struggles to find quality players through the draft in the secondary—a wrong they hope to make right with three defensive backs in the first two rounds since 2015—general manager Kevin Colbert revealed…



Ike Taylor Sees Breakout Year For Ryan Shazier

Last week, NFL Network’s website posted an article asking several panelists who they believe would be one of the next breakout stars for the 2016 season. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was on that panel, and it may not surprise you to learn that his choice was a member…


The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…




Ike Taylor Calls Steelers’ Secondary Most Physical In NFL

Ike Taylor saying positive things about his Pittsburgh Steelers certainly isn’t going to lead the topic of conversation, but there’s never a dull moment when asked to give his opinion. That’s what he did the other day on NFL Network where he ranked the top three hardest hitting secondaries. After…