Ike Taylor Interceptions Are New Trick for Steelers’ Old Dog: 2011 Pro Bowler?

November 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Knowledgeable Steeler fans love Ike Taylor.  He's a tough and sure tackler and a shutdown corner who rarely gets beaten and he's known for his intense offseason training.  "Face Me" Ike stays well conditioned, hits hard and rarely misses time from injury.  Ike is dependable defending against top wide receivers, pass rushing and on goal-line stands.  We Steeler fans love our dependable players— lunch-bucket guys who do their jobs.
Ike is also a leader, and a guy that the younger and upcoming CBs look up to.  William Gay trains with him and is getting better.  Keenan Lewis and Joe Burnett are learning Dick LeBeau's defense by watching Ike.  They are also learning the attitude it takes to be a Steeler.
One weakness stat has kept him off the plane for Honolulu in previous seasons.  He had a tendency to drop passes when the opposing QB would send him one.  His INT stats as a result have been much lower.
As Steeler fans, ...

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