Ike Taylor

Broncos 29, Steelers 23 (OT) We’re supposed to be talking about an all-time fourth quarter performance from a gimpy Ben Roethlisberger and his darting young receivers. Or, about the debut of the NFL’s new playoff overtime format. Instead, we’re once again talking about the magic of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos – though justifiably this time. In his biggest game as a pro, Tebow disproved (at least temporarily) his legions of naysayers by connecting on throws against man coverage. That’s [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , ,
Weren't we just here with these two teams?  The New England Patriots (5-1) will return to action Sunday, October 30 at Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2), the defending AFC champions.  This game will determine first place in the AFC as the season reaches the midpoint. Last week, the Steelers went into Arizona and defeated the Cardinals 32-20 as the Cardinals were coming off of their bye week; QB Ben Roethlisberger had 361 yards passing, including a 95-yard TD to WR Mike Wallace (118 total receiving yards).  The Patriots are coming off of their bye; two weeks ago, they came back late to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 20-16.  The Patriots beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football last November 39-20 as QB Tom Brady threw for 350 yards and three TDs to TE [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
On Tuesday the Steelers came to a contract agreement with unrestricted free-agent cornerback Ike Taylor, 31, who will be back for his ninth season with the team. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed, but the deal is for four years, which should keep Taylor—the team’s #1 cornerback—in Pittsburgh for the remainder of his career. Taylor cannot officially sign his agreement until Friday at 6 pm Eastern, and cannot join his teammates in practice at training camp until August 4, per a new rule under the collective bargaining agreement. Re-signing Taylor was Pittsburgh’s top priority in free-agency, as the Steelers lack proven talent at what is widely considered the weakest position on the team. Seven-year vet Bryant McFadden is penciled in to start opposite Taylor, while [...] Continue reading → |
One of the prominent cornerbacks is now off the market. The Steelers have re-signed cornerback Ike Taylor to a four-year contract, term's weren't released. Taylor, 31, was considered one of the best free agent corners behind Nnamdi Asomugha, Antonio Cromartie, and Jonathan Joseph. A fourth-round pick in 2003, Taylor has had an impressive career in Pittsburgh racking up 481 tackles and 11 interceptions in eight seasons. Taylor also has two Super Bowl rings to his credit, the only free agent corner with any. Pittsburgh's next objective will be to re-sign Willie Colon. Note: Keep in mind while teams can’t make signings official til Friday these deals basically will only need pen-to-paper to make it official. Wanted to clear that up. But all of these signings are done [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
The hottest commodity when free agency opens up will be cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The only question will be where does Nnamdi want to play? It's not a question of who wants him, or how much, but where does he ultimatley want to play. Asomugha, a first-round pick in 2003, hasn't played a snap in the postseason in his entire nine year career. One major factor that will play into where he signs will be the chance of not only making the playoffs but also a Super Bowl title. Money won't play an issue, he's going to get paid the most no matter where he signs. With that being said here is my top ten destinations for free agent quarterback Nnamdi Asomugha. 10) Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has been and will continue to be linked with every single notable name you can think [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
SEATTLE- As news has come down within the last hour that the NFL and NFLPA have agreed on a new rookie wage scale the lockout is all but over now. With that being said it's now time for each team to turn the page and focus on the free agent frenzy that's ahead. Once the lockout is lifted teams, agents and players will be able to have a seven-day window to negotiate and re-sign players before free agency starts. Teams already have had time before the lockout to re-sign players and several players took the opportunity to do so. Seattle's Leon Washington signed a four-year $12.5 million dollar deal with $3.5 million guaranteed before the lockout started. Washington was one of 23 free agents either restricted or unrestricted that Seattle has this off-season. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Last season the Houston Texans were like the big new ground-breaking movie everyone wanted to see with immense anticipation, but ultimately never happened.  [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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