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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Would Like To Be On Hard Knocks This Year

A few days ago, Greg Aiello, spokesman for the NFL, called a report that stated the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of three finalists for HBO show “Hard Knocks”, “totally inaccurate.” If, however, the Steelers are ultimately chosen to be the subject otter of this year’s training camp documentary, there’s one veteran player that’s all for taking […]

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Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks Thinks Steelers Go Cornerback In Round One

NFL draftnik Don Banks of Sports Illustrated weighed in on Monday with a one minute video draft preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has them going defense in the first round. Banks thinks that either Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert or Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby will be the Steelers first round pick and […]

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Using History As A Guide, CB Ike Taylor Thinks The Steelers Go Defense In Round One

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor loves watching college football and on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts as to the direction that he believes his team will go in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft during his show on Trib Live Radio. “This time, I think we might get a D-tackle, but we […]

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Stars Aligning For Steelers To Go Cornerback In Round One

In most recent years, by the time the draft had finally arrived, it seemed more often than not that a near consensus had been reached on who the Pittsburgh Steelers would ultimately draft. At least, that was my reading. This seemed to be the case when they drafted Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, and Cameron Heyward […]

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2014 Draft Critical For Steelers (As Is Every Other Year)

This upcoming draft is a critical one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Have you heard that one before? It’s said every single season about just about every team. How often does a team not face a critical draft? How often does a team have such a fully stocked roster that they can actually afford luxury draft […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Defends Work Ethic Of Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

By Josh Svetz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has spoken out many times this season, giving his opinion on just about anything sports-related, especially when it could involve a possible draft target. Recently, Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin came under fire when, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, he skipped a pre-draft workout with an […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Cornerback

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor Believe Patrick Peterson Will Be First $100 Million Cornerback

By Josh Svetz Original predictions backed with analysis are something professional sports analysts strive to create. Likewise, this holds true for both current Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and former cornerback Bryant McFadden. McFadden has pursued a career in radio since his retirement and Taylor has his own radio show on Trib Live Radio. While Taylor […]

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Former Steelers CB Bryant McFadden Weighs In On Recent Release Of Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

By Josh Svetz While “The Ike Taylor Show” may primarily be a Pittsburgh Steelers discussion show, host Ike Taylor likes to touch on all sports topics, including controversies. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, Taylor and fill-in co-host, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, did just that as they discussed the recent release of former Philadelphia […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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Steelers Likely To Go Small School Shopping Again For Cornerbacks

With less than a month to go until the 2014 NFL Draft, it is obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be addressing the cornerback position yet again and it will be surprising if they don’t double-dip. During the Kevin Colbert era, however, the Steelers haven’t had much success when it comes to drafting that position […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Cornerback

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks Bodies Of Most Underclassmen Are Not Ready For NFL

By Josh Svetz Cornerback Ike Taylor likes to tackle the issues, not just with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but with the NFL in general. Recently, Taylor has decided to tackle a somewhat low-key, issue in the NFL that many fans may not actually know about.  To sum it up, with a record number of underclassmen (98) […]

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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Recapping The Steelers’ Uncharacteristic Madness Of March

The Pittsburgh Steelers have often found themselves busy in March in recent years, but that has generally come before the start of the new league year, just to get in cap compliance. This year was a bit different, as the team was able to actually add some pieces from other teams, including a new starter […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Believes FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Is A “Game Changer”

By Josh Svetz Ike Taylor has some pretty good first hand knowledge of one of the Pittsburgh Steelers potential draft targets. Taylor has been training this offseason with Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in Orlando, FL and the Steelers cornerback has been shown a glimpse of his talent. Taylor reflected on his impressions of […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Weighs In On New WR Lance Moore

By Josh Svetz Since getting his own radio show, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has not been afraid to give his honest thoughts over the airwaves. Taylor continued this Tuesday morning on Trib Live Radio’s “The Ike Taylor Show”, when he was asked to weigh in on new Steeler signee, Lance Moore. Initially, Taylor had […]

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Tomlin: Emphasis In Today’s NFL Is Sub-Package Football

We currently find ourselves at the critical mass of the front office’s media exposure during the early portions of the offseason leading up to the draft. Especially this week at the annual Owner’s Meetings, we seem to be hearing from head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, or even owner Art Rooney II on […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Video: Steelers CB Ike Taylor Talks About 2014 Team, Pay Cut

I meant to post this right when it came out, but wound up getting sidetracked. In case you missed it, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was a guest Friday on PFT Live and he talked to Mike Florio about why he took a pay reduction this year. It’s really a great interview and only just […]

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A Look At The Impact Of The Mike Mitchell Signing On Shamarko Thomas

The signing of a starting-caliber free safety in free agency is not terribly surprising for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Ryan Clark widely anticipated to find his time with the organization over. It immediately reshapes the Steelers’ draft board, with Troy Polamalu still under contract for three more seasons and the newly acquired Mike Mitchell locked […]

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Free Agency Is Now Officially Under Way

Let the games begin. The new league year is now officially under way as the 4 PM bell sounds, which also means that the free agency period is officially open. No doubt several free agents are preparing to sign contracts as you read this, even though teams are not allowed to schedule meetings with players […]

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Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert At Michigan State Pro Day Scouting Darqueze Dennard

While the league currently sits and waits for the 4 PM dinner bell that is the opening of the free agency period, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are reportedly up north, attending the Michigan State pro day. Translation: Tomlin and Colbert are taking a good, hard look at likely […]

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Opening Day Could Still Be Revealing Even If Steelers Don’t Dive In Head First

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent their New League Year Eve doing a bit of internal renovation to make sure they have their house in order before the free agency period officially begins at 4 PM today, and with it comes new salary cap figures. And even if they don’t make a splash at the opening bell, […]

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Steelers Enter 2014 League Year In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise

The 2014 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday and thanks to several transactions over the course of the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers will enter the start of free agency with more than $7.5 million in salary cap space to work with. While $7.5 million might not seem like a whole […]

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Update: Ike Taylor Accepts $4.25 Million Reduction In Pay On One-Year Contract

After initially Tweeting about a new contract, reports are now slowly flowing in that the new contract for Ike Taylor is a straight pay cut for the 2014 season, not an extension similar to the cap-friendly deals given earlier this offseason to safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller. Attempting to read between the […]

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