A Look at the Pittsburgh Steelers Secondary Battle

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the 2008 NFL Season, the Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed having the best pass defense in the NFL. That same defense led them to their sixth Lombardi Trophy. It seemed a long way away from the days of Chad Scott, Dewayne Washington and Lee Flowers.
But the 2009 season was considerably different. The Steelers were ranked 16th against the pass. And that led them to an early off season, not qualifying for the playoffs.
The biggest difference between 2008 and 2009 were the departure of Bryant McFadden, and the injury to Troy Polamalu. McFadden is back, and Polamalu is healthy.
So, what can we expect from the Steelers secondary this year?
Corner 1—Ike Taylor. At 6'2", 195 lbs, Ike Taylor is the leader of all Steelers corners. I have said this before, and I will say it again.  IF Ike Taylor could learn how to catch a football, he would be one of the top five at the position in the NFL.
He has size, speed, and great at finding the ball. He can bump and ru...

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