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Old 01-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #29
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Default Re: Ike Taylor's future with Pittsburgh Steelers

Ike moving to safety will not be the factor to break the camel's back - run-stopping and pressure pretty much 1a and 1b are

I love Ike, I think he would be an average safety and a "solid" upgrade over Clark. It can be looked at as a stop gap until they get the next guy.

The Steelers, with a NT of the future, Heyward, McClendon, Keisel/Woods/Hood and pressure from Jasom and Jarvis (2.0) can make teams 1 dimensional. If they get back to holding teams to 40-80 yards of rushing a game you'll see everything else look that much sweeter. It IS that simple. Now, yes, we also need a corner that will nullify the #1 guy. But really, it isn't about "shutdown" - a word I hate vs. #1, it is about tackling - if you can't keep up and can't tackle - it doesn't matter who you are covering - Ike and more importantly the Steelers would be better off with Ike there at the least at Safety and for emergency duties at CB
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