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Thread: Ike Taylor retires after 12 years

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    Ike Taylor retires after 12 years

    Ike has made it official.

    [URL]http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/04/14/pittsburgh-steelers-cornerback-ike-taylor-retires[/URL]

    "Other than having my son, playing for the Steelers has been the best experience in my entire lifetime,” said Taylor.

    Last edited by Ghost; 04-14-2015 at 10:27 AM.

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    It was time for another Steelers great...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+€# up and wear it.

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    Sad to see them all go, but it was time. Ike had a couple of huge moments, including his pick in the SB against Seattle. The work he did against Chad Johnson and then AJ Green (until last year) was also something I'll remember.

    With Troy and Ike, that was a nice haul from the 2003 draft.

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    All of these retirements makes you reflect upon how great our defense of recent Super Bowl vintage truly was. At each level of the defense, there was at least one excellent player, at least one very good player, at least one good player, and at least one average player (quite an accomplishment, considering that our defense seems to be struggling to find even average players now).

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    Excellent Player: Aaron Smith
    Very Good Player: Casey Hampton
    Good Player: Brett Keisel
    Average Player: Chris Hoke

    LINEBACKERS

    Excellent Player: James Harrison
    Very Good Player: James Farrior
    Good Player: LaMarr Woodley
    Average Player: Larry Foote

    DEFENSIVE BACKS
    Excellent Player: Troy Polamalu
    Very Good Player: Ike Taylor
    Good Player: Ryan Clark
    Average Player: Bryant McFadden
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Nice writeup on Taylor:

    [url]http://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2015/04/14/ike-taylors-career-was-a-roller-coaster-but-he-exits-the-steelers-on-a-high-note/[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    All of these retirements makes you reflect upon how great our defense of recent Super Bowl vintage truly was. At each level of the defense, there was at least one excellent player, at least one very good player, at least one good player, and at least one average player (quite an accomplishment, considering that our defense seems to be struggling to find even average players now).

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    Excellent Player: Aaron Smith
    Very Good Player: Casey Hampton
    Good Player: Brett Keisel
    Average Player: Chris Hoke

    LINEBACKERS

    Excellent Player: James Harrison
    Very Good Player: James Farrior
    Good Player: LaMarr Woodley
    Average Player: Larry Foote

    DEFENSIVE BACKS
    Excellent Player: Troy Polamalu
    Very Good Player: Ike Taylor
    Good Player: Ryan Clark
    Average Player: Bryant McFadden
    Woodley was excellent with that group. He was such a force on some of those great defenses. Cant believe harrison is the only one left (Gay too I guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    All of these retirements makes you reflect upon how great our defense of recent Super Bowl vintage truly was. At each level of the defense, there was at least one excellent player, at least one very good player, at least one good player, and at least one average player (quite an accomplishment, considering that our defense seems to be struggling to find even average players now).

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    Excellent Player: Aaron Smith
    Very Good Player: Casey Hampton
    Good Player: Brett Keisel
    Average Player: Chris Hoke

    LINEBACKERS

    Excellent Player: James Harrison
    Very Good Player: James Farrior
    Good Player: LaMarr Woodley
    Average Player: Larry Foote

    DEFENSIVE BACKS
    Excellent Player: Troy Polamalu
    Very Good Player: Ike Taylor
    Good Player: Ryan Clark
    Average Player: Bryant McFadden

    It was a great D.. the only problem/issue is we held onto most of them 2 or 3 years past their spoil date.

    also...

    Woodley was Very Good
    Larry Foote was Good

    LF was a tackling machine and extremely underrated in our D.
    Last edited by feltdizz; 04-14-2015 at 11:40 AM.
    Tomlin’s coming back so what can you do?


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    Thanks Ike for your great play in the past. Your character and acting as a loyal Steeler.

    Like the others who have left this off season it is time to move on and look to the future and new ideas and new faces.

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    Ike - Congrats on the retirement. Good luck with all future endeavors.

    The Steelers best corner since Rod Woodson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    All of these retirements makes you reflect upon how great our defense of recent Super Bowl vintage truly was. At each level of the defense, there was at least one excellent player, at least one very good player, at least one good player, and at least one average player (quite an accomplishment, considering that our defense seems to be struggling to find even average players now).

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    Excellent Player: Aaron Smith
    Very Good Player: Casey Hampton
    Good Player: Brett Keisel
    Average Player: Chris Hoke

    LINEBACKERS

    Excellent Player: James Harrison
    Very Good Player: James Farrior
    Good Player: LaMarr Woodley
    Average Player: Larry Foote

    DEFENSIVE BACKS
    Excellent Player: Troy Polamalu
    Very Good Player: Ike Taylor
    Good Player: Ryan Clark
    Average Player: Bryant McFadden
    You're forgetting Timmons in the LB group. He was a significant player off the bench in 2008 Super Bowl season (had some big hits/plays vs. Ravens) and was a starter in the 2010 SB year. He belongs in the "good" to "very good" group IMO.

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