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    Ike and Troy to be cut?

    Source: CBSSports.com - Joel Corry

    The Pittsburgh Steelers could consider releasing CB Ike Taylor and SS Troy Polamalu this offseason. The team would create $8.25 million in salary cap space if Polamalu was released and $7 million if Taylor was released.

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    Before the players are released the Steelers are likely to ask both to take a pay cut. It would be difficult to imagine Polamalu in another uniform. Steelers fans sometimes hope Taylor would be in another uniform with his inconsistent play.
    I honestly don't get where all this "Ike is inconsistent" talk comes from. I think he is very consistent. He consistently has tight coverage and consistently drops every ball that hits his hands. Nothing new there. He never will have good hands. I think they might ask both players to take cuts but I don't see them outright cutting either. Troy has his quickness back (although he has far too many plays where he is just in the middle of no where and that hurts the D). Ike is Ike. He's got at least one more good year.

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    they will be extended 2-3 years so they receive their money(signing bonus) but lessen the cap hit.
    1) CB D Dennard
    2) OLB R Shazier
    3) DE J Ellis
    4) WR M Bryant
    5a) OG D Yankey
    5b) OLB J Tripp
    6a) RB D Archer
    6b) NT D McCullers
    7) WR J Janis

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    Troy can never be cut... would be Woodson-esque, a mistake the team will never make again.

    Ike, OTOH... would be more Peezy-esque... would sting, cuz he's one of ours, but, he hasn't quite made the impact (life-long memories) on plays like you see Troy make...

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    With the state our Defense is in we cant afford to cut either guy. W aren't going to get anyone as good as either player, so cutting them makes zero sense. I could write an article which states they may be cut, but it doesnt make it true. Leveon Bell may be cut too, but I doubt it happens. Ben may get cut, but I doubt it happens........

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    the Rooneys really like Ike, he won't be cut without being given a chance to restructure first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    Troy can never be cut... would be Woodson-esque, a mistake the team will never make again.

    Ike, OTOH... would be more Peezy-esque... would sting, cuz he's one of ours, but, he hasn't quite made the impact (life-long memories) on plays like you see Troy make...
    Ha......you're not alone. Most Steeler fans think the Steelers are keeping all the good players this off season. That there is no way they will cut anyone who is a fan favorite or is a good player even if they are facing the worst off season cap situation they have ever had. Hilarious!!!

    Manfred Mann wrote a song about this back in the day.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    If Troy were not playing well at SS, I might agree with him being cut...but, he is...

    Ike? Sorry...

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    OMG, do any of you watch the games sober?
    Troy is basically the only spark of life this mediocre defense has in it.
    Ike has lost a step and keeping him only delays Allens development.
    Ike is not and has never been a playmaker, his hands are stone.
    He also seems to be half blind because he never picks up the ball in the air and rarely ever deflects a pass.
    You guys fall in love with these vets and think the defense will suffer without them.
    Maybe the defense improves without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    OMG, do any of you watch the games sober?
    Troy is basically the only spark of life this mediocre defense has in it.
    Ike has lost a step and keeping him only delays Allens development.
    Maybe the defense improves without them.
    Okay how does keeping ike delay Allen's development?

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    I think both will take paycuts and be back next season

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