That was a 14 point swing, as they eventually went and scored. If we get the ball there and score, we quell the momentum they were able to build. It is what playmakers do. Moreover, it is what he is paid (highly) to do.
Ike's inability to catch an INT right in his hands and chest is inexcusable. Catching the ball for a turnover is part of the job description. His dropping of interceptions that could be game changing plays are a f*cking disgrace and I don't understand how an NFL CB is that incompetent. It's not funny, its pathetic.
I am starting to wonder if he has vision problems. And I am an eye doctor!
Seriously, someone could accidently make a catch before Ike does.
I actually think in sub packages, Williams should come off & Troy should continue to play LB. Bring in Shark when he is healthy or Allen to play 2 deep man under. If Clark continues to jumps routes...Get his a$$ out of there & put Golden in. The biggest reason the Steelers D is giving up big plays is Troy & Ryan are getting out of position trying to make a play. When it ends up being a bad read they just don't have the range to recover. So let Troy play to his strengths & use his instincts close to the LOS where he still is playing at a high level. Get Ryan high & if the dumba$$ continues to jump routes in Cover 2 sit him down. To the topic, I believe one or both will be asked to take a paycut to remain. There is a good chance if he refuses, he may be cut.
First off, I did not see this game. From what I understand, Ike was matched up one-on-one for most of the game on Johnson, without much help. He got stuck for a couple of big plays in the first half, and he was the cause of losing the game (assuming that they would have lost).
I wonder how other CBs have done so far this season when matched up alone on Megatron. How would almost any other player do with the same assignment? I'll bet you have a very small sample size to choose from because every time I have watched this guy he is not seeing single coverage, and he is still making plays. Are these people who believe that Ike is done because he can't handle the top receiver in the game alone the same ones who believe that we should have cut him and kept Lewis? How did Lewis do last season when matched up one-on-one with a team's top receiver? Hmmm....I guess we have no data for that one because he never was.
Job description for every corner is different. Whether or not you believe Ike to be a top corner, he does handle the assignments that only the elite corners do. You want to say that he is a lesser player than Revis, Sherman, whoever, that is fine, as long as the player you compare him to faces the same types of matchups. In that, he is in very select company.
The cap hit is a whole different story. I don't think that any CB is worth that because they can be avoided too easily. But do not underestimate the effect of releasing him next season. Him no longer being here would drastically change what the D is able to do.
Megatron came into last game averaging about 113 yards and 1.5 TDs per game, facing mostly double and triple coverage. He went off for 179 and 2 TDs, but faced mostly one man with a little help. Once you factor that in, Ike didn't do nearly as bad as it first looks.