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Old 10-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #71
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Hey now H 5-0, the Rooneys despite my objections inserted someone into the game of football. They started it not me,lol.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #72
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Ike has gone on the offensive

Ike Taylor not happy with criticism

The veteran cornerback complained that the local news media do not defend the Steelers, even when they cannot sometimes defend themselves on the field. He also says the media picks and chooses their statistics to make their points.

"The stats are the stats," said Taylor, who repeated his assertions in the locker room Wednesday that he first made on his radio show Tuesday. "Y'all look at numbers, y'all throw numbers out, the numbers don't lie. And, if you want to go by numbers, we're not doing as bad as what they say we're doing."

"I always felt like, you know, if we're in the same city, regardless what's going on with the team, why can't we just be family? Why can't we just point out the facts? Why does one individual have to be pointed out?"


Ed. B. then proceeds in the story to pick and choose some statistics toi make his points

The Steelers rank fifth in fewest yards allowed as a defense (295.8), fourth vs. the pass (200.8) and 10th vs. the run (95). But they are in the second division in the NFL, tied for 17th in points against them, allowing an average of 23 per game. Only one team has fewer than their two interceptions: the Dallas Cowboys, with one....

As for stats on the Steelers cornerbacks? No interceptions, and, in a ranking of 100 cornerbacks off their play in 2012, Pro Football Focus lists Taylor 96th and Keenan Lewis 91st.


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The chirping from Mendenhall and Taylor about unfair criticism indicates to me this team is going to perform a 2006 style crumble if they lose to the Bengals Sunday night
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:17 AM   #73
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this is another symptom of this team lacking focus - in my opinion, how is Ike possibly ready to NOT get torched again in a crucial situation when he is obviously spending a lot of time reading and chirping back at what the media is saying about him

Ike does need to shut up until his team starts stacking Ws. Stats are for losers.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:31 AM   #74
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The chirping from Mendenhall and Taylor about unfair criticism indicates to me this team is going to perform a 2006 style crumble if they lose to the Bengals Sunday night

Clark chirped, too, in defense of Mendy. This team is thin-skinned and weak. This could get ugly if things unravel.

STFU and play football. The fans and media aren't the problem. You are.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #75
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In case there was any doubt about where Ed.B. of the P-G was coming from when he threw statistics back in Ike Taylor's face in this morning's P-G article, Bouchette doubles down with this post

I have no idea what Ike Taylor could have been thinking when he thought the local media to stand by their team. He’s been around for 10 years, he should know how this whole business works by now. Plus, writing and saying good things about the Steelers won’t make them play better. Seems to me, the local media hasn’t changed all that much and since 2005, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and made a third appearance despite all that lack of “support” by the local medaa.

It was a silly stance by him, but he compounded it by demanding that we use the right “stats.’’ Taylor wants us to point out that the Steelers defense ranks fifth in fewest yards allowed and fourth in fewest passing yards allowed. I’ll bet that is real comforting to Mike Tomlin. Perhaps Taylor should study more video on his own play and that of his opponents rather than spend that time reading and listening to what the local media has to say.


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Old 10-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #76
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Steelers not blaming struggling cornerback Ike Taylor for defensive breakdowns

Published October 18, 2012
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Ike Taylor's skin the figurative kind has grown thick over a decade developing a reputation as one of the NFL's better cover guys.

The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback is relying on that mental toughness to get him through the most difficult stretch of his career.

Following a brutal night in which the most experienced member of Pittsburgh's secondary was beaten relentlessly in a stunning 26-23 loss to Tennessee last week surrendering the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter chief among his missteps Taylor understands teams no longer fear throwing his way.

"They're going to try me," Taylor said. "Why wouldn't you? I've got 10 years of tape. I know going into the game that's going to happen."

Only it seems to be happening with more regularity for Taylor. Typically charged with covering an opponent's No. 1 receiver, Taylor has found himself on the wrong end of pass completions in critical situations through the season's first month for the Steelers (2-3), who play at Cincinnati (3-3) on Sunday night.

Even Taylor allows his performance isn't quite up to the level. Then again, neither is the rest of the defense for a team that hasn't gotten off to its usual fast start under coach Mike Tomlin.

Pittsburgh is fifth in the league in yards allowed and fifth against the pass. Good numbers, yes, but it's the ones on the scoreboard at the end of games that are causing some early season angst.

The Steelers are allowing 23 points a game more than a touchdown than the 14.2 they surrendered a year ago and opponents have already thrown for nine scores, putting Pittsburgh on pace to give up the most passing touchdowns in team history.

"It's all correctable," Taylor said.

It's a refrain the team has issued repeatedly since a season-opening 31-19 loss at Denver, when Peyton Manning engineered a second-half comeback in his first game in more than a year. It resurfaced two weeks later when Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders put up 34 points to cap another late rally.

And it's back yet again after the Titans rolled up 113 yards and 10 points on its final two possessions, including a 4-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck to Kenny Britt in which Taylor couldn't close in time to knock the ball out of Britt's hands.

It was the final gash in one of the roughest games of Taylor's otherwise solid career. He was flagged for pass interference twice and defensive holding once in addition to grasping at air rather than a receiver in critical situations.

His teammates have rallied to Taylor's defense while at the same time insisting the last thing he needs is a pep talk.

"There were tons of plays that a lot of us didn't make," safety Ryan Clark said. "What you don't do is create a problem. You don't start to panic and try to give him all these solutions and 'Oh, I'm in your corner and I want to help you.' This is not a situation to where he is putting the team in position to lose."

Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau believes there is plenty of heat to go around. The Steelers aren't putting much pressure on the quarterback they're averaging a so-so 2.2 sacks per game and have spent the first portion of the year dealing with injuries to safety Troy Polamalu and linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley among others.

Given time to work, Manning, Palmer and Hasselbeck were all able to play like guys in the middle of their prime, not ones well on the other side of their careers.

"It's not the line, it's not the linebacker, it's not the defensive backs and it's not the defensive plays that are called, but it's a combination thereof," LeBeau said. "All these players are one-play games and we have to be the ones that make the play at the end of the game to make things swing our way."

It's something Taylor flourished at last fall when he put together a Pro Bowl-caliber season, one that ended with him chasing Denver's Demaryius Thomas into the end zone on the first play of overtime as the Broncos pulled off a stunning 29-23 wild card victory.

Taylor insisted all summer the play didn't haunt him, that he was over it. Still, he allows the 80-yard catch-and-run may have shown he was vulnerable.

"Every season ain't going to be the same season," Taylor said. "What I have is 11 more games left."

True, though the Steelers need to get better quickly if they want to emerge from the murky waters of the AFC. On Sunday they face one of the top quarterback-receiver combinations in the league in Andy Dalton and A.J. Green.

It will be Taylor's primary responsibility to keep the 6-foot-4 Green in check. LeBeau doesn't expect Taylor to win every battle, just enough of them.

"It's not a question of if they catch one on you here and there but when and how you respond," LeBeau said. "Ike's a veteran corner and he'll respond and he'll come out fighting."

NOTES: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger left practice early Thursday after rolling his right ankle but said afterward he was "fine." ... Polamalu (calf), running backs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) did not practice ... Center Maurkice Pouncey returned to practice and is optimistic his right knee will be good enough to play ... Linebacker Lawrence Timmons also practiced on Thursday. He sat out Wednesday with a previously undisclosed foot problem.

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Was watching Seattles corners last night.... They were straight mugging SF WR's. Ike plays like that and gets flagged every time. I wonder why they dont throw the flags on them.
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Gerry Dulac joins Bouchette in tearing into Ike Taylor - the P-G has declared open season on Taylor

Is anyone surprised by the poor play of CB Ike Taylor and how often he has been targeted by opposing quarterbacks?

Well, you shouldn’t be.

Taylor has been repeatedly targeted since his playoff performance in Denver in January, and he has not done anything to discourage quarterbacks from throwing in his direction.

Actually, if you paid close attention, a lot of the same poor coverage occurred last year, too. The saving grace for Taylor and the Steelers is that he was the benefactor of inaccurate throws on many of the occasions when he was beat.

Sure, Taylor is a physical corner who is a good tackler in run support. But his problem is that he doesn’t transition well from the receiver to the ball and back to the receiver. That’s why he so often gets lost in coverage and doesn’t even get so much as a hand on the ball.

Everyone thought Cortez Allen, their young nickel back, might work his way into the starting lineup. If he does, it won’t be for Keenan Lewis. It should be for Ike.


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Old 10-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #79
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Everyone thought Cortez Allen, their young nickel back, might work his way into the starting lineup. If he does, it won’t be for Keenan Lewis. It should be for Ike.[/I]
Interesting.

I am a huge Cortez fan. I think the dude is going to be the second-coming of Ike Taylor: a great, but not elite, CB.

I had always assumed that Cortez would eventually become the #1... but, not to leap-frog Lewis (while benching Ike). I foresaw: a year as NB, a year as the #2 CB, and then take over as the #1. That is interesting... I can't say that I agree and/or see it happening, but it is interesting.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #80
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I do not believe they have anyone on the tem that is or can become a #1 CB. We have a #1 CB by default.

Law of averages will be Ikes demise.
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