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SmashMouth 06-25-2011 07:57 AM

Ike Taylor to Saints?
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NFL veteran Ike Taylor ready to make a move if needed

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and Gretna native Ike Taylor has never had trouble making himself at home.

Ike Taylor, a starting cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, gives a high five to a camper attending his Face Me Ike Football Camp in Gretna on Friday.
Taylor bounced around as a child, moving from Louisiana to North Carolina and back again before departing for college at Louisiana-Lafayette. Taylor moved one more time when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft.
Taylor said he has found a home at every stop.
"You have to be a chameleon, be able to adapt," Taylor said Friday while taking a break from his annual youth football camp in Gretna. "I've been like that since I was small. It's really no problem. Wherever I go, I just try to make it home."
But Taylor, who has spent his entire eight-year pro career with Pittsburgh, may soon find himself moving again. He just doesn't know where.
Taylor's contract expired after the 2010 season, and he will become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL lockout ends and free agency begins. But because teams are prevented from signing free agents during the lockout, Taylor is left in the precarious position of not knowing yet where he will play.
"When you get into this profession, you already know that's part of the business," Taylor said. "You don't know what's really going to go on. There's nothing in our business that's guaranteed anyway, so that's how I look at it."
After helping the Steelers reach the Super Bowl in February for the third time in six seasons, Taylor did not re-sign with Pittsburgh, leaving him available to sign with any team. But Taylor doesn't worry about the details of his contract negotiations.
"I just leave it up to my agent (Joel Segal) and Pittsburgh," Taylor said. "When it comes down to getting serious, I'm sure my agent is going to call me. Other than that, he'll let me know when the time is right."

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Can we use him?

Luda34 06-25-2011 08:58 AM

I believe we can use him he has talent and he been around for a while. I would sign him and cut or trade Greer.

Danno 06-25-2011 09:13 AM

IIRC hes better suited as a zone CB.

I don't think he'd be a good fit here, and would probably be our 4th or 5th best CB in GW's system. I say spend the cash elsewhere.

papz 06-25-2011 10:05 AM

Cost too much... I can't see this happening. He's extremely effective in Pittsburgh due to their blitzing scheme. While a good corner, we have two very good corners... even excellent, when healthy. If he's willing to take safety money, I think he would make a great tandem with Jenkins in at safety.

Marlboro Man 06-25-2011 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by Luda34 (Post 305985)
I believe we can use him he has talent and he been around for a while. I would sign him and cut or trade Greer.

Why? He's our best CB.

B_Dub_Saint 06-25-2011 04:28 PM

Can't have too many CB's. Sign him up.

foreverfan 06-25-2011 04:29 PM

With what money?

GeauxForMore 06-25-2011 08:32 PM

He's a zone corner. Remember when we brought in a zone corner who we thought would be a good man corner. He's name is Jason David. No spend the money somewhere else.

TheDeuce 06-26-2011 01:00 AM


Originally Posted by Marlboro Man (Post 305997)
Why? He's our best CB.

Seriously? Jabari Greer? Lulz.

Danno 06-26-2011 07:58 AM

I agree, Greer is our best CB with Porter close behind.

Hopefully Robinson pushes both of them and Patrick plays the dime by season's end.

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