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papz 04-18-2013 07:39 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback/analyst Ike Taylor shares his thoughts on newest New Orleans Saints
 
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The gig might not be as glamorous as fellow New Orleans-area native Jacoby Jones' appearance on "Dancing With the Stars." But Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is also showing off his versatile skill set by moonlighting during his offseason downtime.

Taylor is working as the color analyst on radio broadcasts for the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power. The Abramson and Louisiana-Lafayette product will be back home in New Orleans for Friday night's game against the New Orleans VooDoo in the Superdome.

"I really didn't know what to expect. But I thought I'd just go for the ride and see where it takes me," said Taylor, who has also co-hosted a popular sports-talk radio show in Pittsburgh, the "Ike Taylor Show," for the last two years. "This is a lot of good experience and good exposure."

I immediately put Taylor to work myself this week, asking for his insight on two of the newest New Orleans Saints players - former teammate cornerback Keenan Lewis and former rival tight end Benjamin Watson.

"(Lewis) has a lot of pride as a corner. He's somebody who's going to be up for the challenge," Taylor said of Lewis, a fellow New Orleans native who signed a five-year, $26.3 million deal with the Saints after a breakout season opposite Taylor in the Steelers' secondary last year.

"In his one year of starting, he has an understanding of what it takes to start. What it takes to be a professional," Taylor said. "A lot of people might say it's a lot of pressure going back to your hometown. But that just depends on the individual. ... He came up under my roof, so he's going to be ready for any challenge.

"He's going to want to check the best receiver, he's going to want to shut 'em down, and he's going to want to make a name for himself. Show people, 'That's what you paid me for, so get ready to sit back and enjoy the show.'

"He's just always up for the challenge. He doesn't want to get beat. He's the kind of guy who likes for people to say what he can't do. ... They got a good lock-down corner in Keenan. Hopefully he can develop into one. Time will tell, but I think he can. ... He's got all the attributes."

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AllSaints 04-18-2013 07:50 AM

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Yeah I hope he can come in a be a shutdown corner with him and Greer starting and Robinson at nickel Im excited to see what they can do

darksoul35 04-18-2013 07:53 AM

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Im happy about this signing. Hopefully we can get pressure on the quarterback or its not going to matter if we have three Dion Sanders.

SaintnDE 04-18-2013 08:09 AM

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This is my favorite signing thus far.

Halo 04-18-2013 10:57 AM

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FINALLY!
We're seeing potential competition and depth in the defensive backfield!!!
Even during the Dome Patrol years our defensive backfield was suspect most of the time.

It's like a dream come true.

Rugby Saint II 04-18-2013 12:51 PM

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P Rob at nickle still scares me............hopefully the light comes on this year.

QBREES9 04-18-2013 09:02 PM

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A few of the Steelers fan I know, didn't want to lose him

Crusader 04-19-2013 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by darksoul35 (Post 495161)
Im happy about this signing. Hopefully we can get pressure on the quarterback or its not going to matter if we have three Dion Sanders.

Actually if we had 3 Deion Sanders the DL would have more time getting to the QB because he would have nowhere to throw the ball. Passrush-passcoverage works both ways.

dizzle88 04-19-2013 03:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 495346)
Actually if we had 3 Deion Sanders the DL would have more time getting to the QB because he would have nowhere to throw the ball. Passrush-passcoverage works both ways.

Exactly, press coverage is designed to give the D line an extra second to reach the QB and throw the timing off between the QB and WR, only problem was our DB's are too small and weak to play press coverage (robinson especially)

Now though, we have a big corner!

K Major 04-19-2013 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 495213)
P Rob at nickle still scares me............hopefully the light comes on this year.

+1.


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