Ike Taylor as a FA Corner?

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  1. Dunta_23

    Dunta_23 All Pro

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    Does everyone think he will attract a lot of attention on the open market, and will he want to leave a championship team?

    here are his stats

    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/396097

    Nothing special statwise but he was a starting CB on the superbowl winning team.
     
  2. Kaiser Toro

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    I like Taylor, but I am wary of CB's coming of their career year and going into FA.

    Although they did not play together CC Brown and Taylor both went to LA-Lafayette.
     
  3. Youngstown Colt

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    He's definately a talent, and has the ability to be a good corner, but the knock on him is he's dumb, and struggles to read offenses.

    See the Marvin Harrison play in the first colts game.
     
  4. Dunta_23

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    Not that Im sticking up for Ike Taylor, but the Colts tend to make a lot of defenses look dumb
     
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    Yeah, but you'll see Ike do that far more than a normal corner.

    Not saying he can't come around, but I wouldn't spend too much money on him.
     
  6. Grid

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    If I could grab one CB out of FA...it would probably be Taylor. I think he has the potential to be our #2 CB for the next 8 seasons or so.

    We need a #2 guy that isnt gonna cost and arm and a leg.. and is young enough to make CB a position that we no longer need to address on defense for a while.
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I don't think Taylor is much better than Faggins.
     
  8. keyfro

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    i think everyone will admitt we need a solid number two corner on this team...faggins looks more like a nickelback...buchanan may or may not be back this upcoming season...that being said...i do not think the best option is in Free agency for a corner...the draft has much better talent at corner than FA does
     


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    bigTEXan8 All Pro

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    I think that Ike Taylor is product of a system, where individually he's not as talented as some of the players. That scheme in Pitt is amazing, so I think he benefits being there, and I think he stays in Pitt.
     
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    It's easy to look good at corner when you have a pass rush forcing the QB to get rid of the ball quickly.
     
  11. Grid

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    :ok:

    I was wrong last year when I said that Faggins could start for us if he had the chance.. so maybe you are right.
     
  12. DominickDavisFan76

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    We have Dunta Robinson as our #1 CB and Buchanon as our #2 ,
    Buchanon will be back next season because y would the texans waste a 2nd and 3rd round just to keep him here ONE year?

    If for some reason we would take Ike Taylor it would be for him to compete as our #3 CB (Depending if our first 2 CB stay healthy)

    Or Gary Kubiak might pull a quick one and move him to a safety position like Capers did with Coleman.
     
  13. YoungTexanFan

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    Nor do I.

    I have already posted my feelings about Faggins, so I will not say more.

    FA corner I would pursue IF we HAD to: Nate Clemente
     
  14. YoungTexanFan

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    I've been saying he couldn't start for even our team for longer than that.

    Thanks for listening Grid :rolleyes:
     
  15. Grid

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    well if I never formed any of my own opinions.. id just be a parrot :)

    Honestly I thought that he showed the skills to possibly be a starter.. I knew he wasnt "quite" fast enough, but technique can make up for alot of that.

    I was wrong though..he just doesnt have the physical tools to be more than an above average nickle.
     
  16. infantrycak

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    The most likely significant departures are probably:

    Antwaan Randle El WR UFA
    Chris Hope S UFA
    DeShea Townsend CB UFA
    Ike Taylor CB RFA
    Kimo von Oelhoffen DE UFA
     
  17. jerek

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    I agree. I haven't seen enough of Ike's gametape, but in what I've seen, he is a very average corner who benefits from playing in the secondary of one of the most consistently dominant pass rushing teams in league.

    Pittsburgh has always had a very weak/average secondary (Polomalu excepted) and while Ike is fortunate to be entering the FA coming off of a Super Bowl win, I don't think he would do much of anything to benefit our cause.
     
  18. Coach C.

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    Well I must say Ike is a little better than Faggins. I would get Ike if he was going to play FS, if not then I dont really want him. He is pretty much a taller Faggins with the extra weight. The only thing he does really have is he is a tough corner.
     
  19. Vinny

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    He is physical but he isn't a better cover corner than Faggins. He is a corner with mediocre cover skills.
     
  20. Coach C.

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    Vin dogg. I said that Ike is more of a FS. I did not say he could cover better than Faggins or dispute the fact that he does not recognize routes well. I thought that had already been covered, but when you take his toughness, cover ability, and measurables he will equate out a little higher than Faggins in a scouting report.
     

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