Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Steelers' McFadden to start Sunday over Taylor..Update 11/10 Taylor status undecided

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    The Absolute Truth Koopa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kingsville, Texas
    Posts
    9,321
    My Mood
    Ratbirds

    Steelers' McFadden to start Sunday over Taylor..Update 11/10 Taylor status undecided

    i didn't see it posted so bah if it has lol.....good move, taylor ****ing sucks, he's just a contract type of player, mcfadden will do better....which isn't saying much cause i'd probably do better then taylor has this year

    At least one of the Steelers' lineup changes alluded to by coach Bill Cowher this week may come as a surprise.

    Ike Taylor, signed in September to a five-year, $22.5 million contract, was told he probably will not start at left cornerback when the Steelers play New Orleans in Heinz Field Sunday.

    "That's how it is," Taylor said with a shrug. "I've got to work my way up, plain and simple."

    Second-year man Bryant McFadden is next on the depth chart and likely would start in Taylor's place.

    "I feel every week is an opportunity for me," said McFadden, who started two games this season at right cornerback for an injured Deshea Townsend. "Whenever my number's needed to be called, I always want to go out and play football and stay around the ball and try to be consistent."

    Taylor, who received a $6.4 million signing bonus when he signed his new deal this year, often has been assigned to the opponent's best receiver this season. That's what he was doing Sunday when he covered Denver's Javon Walker. He shut down other receivers but Walker caught six passes for 134 yards including twin 10-yard touchdowns on fade patterns, which are basically lob passes in the end zone.

    "It's a tough business, if that's how it is," McFadden said of a Taylor demotion. "For me, I'm just going in and doing what I usually do week-in and week-out and whatever happens on Sunday, be ready."
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06312/736757-66.stm
    "SA, it's more than a FEVER it's an ADDICTION" -BlacknGold Bleeder

  2. #2
    #1 Patsies Hater SteelerFan87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,599
    I think that's just trying to send a message to Ike. If anything I'd think McFadden would start over Deshea. Taylor's good, he'll get the job back. And McFadden didn't look too good earlier when he started.
    Who Ride?! WE RIDE!!! Long live the Boot!!!

    "I'll always be a Steeler" - Joey Porter
    "Once a Steeler, always a Steeler" - Kordell Stewart





    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i think we should make willie parker eat lots and lots of cake so we have a power running game

  3. #3
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    17,938
    this is to light a fire under taylors ***...all three of them play in the games anyway...i like the taylor mcfadden combo, never been a big townsend fan

  4. #4
    The Absolute Truth Koopa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kingsville, Texas
    Posts
    9,321
    My Mood
    Ratbirds
    taylor gets thrown on like he's a rookie corner, every qb eats him a live when they see him playing......
    "SA, it's more than a FEVER it's an ADDICTION" -BlacknGold Bleeder

  5. #5
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    17,938
    Hes pretty good...he has hands of stone, but he bats down alot of passes.

  6. #6
    The Absolute Truth Koopa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kingsville, Texas
    Posts
    9,321
    My Mood
    Ratbirds
    but also gets bombed on all day
    "SA, it's more than a FEVER it's an ADDICTION" -BlacknGold Bleeder

  7. #7
    House of Steel
    Guest
    Koopa's points are more accurate, lately, I have been sick of Ike Taylor, that Denver game was no excuse whatsoever to have Walker burn him all day. I was cussing a storm on that one.

  8. #8
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    17,938
    Well denver definetly wasnt his game......

  9. #9
    SA's #1 Pirates Fan Tetris Champion Black@Gold Forever32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Michigan City, IN
    Posts
    12,977
    My Mood
    Mad
    Well all of the Steelers corners have sucked this year. Its just not one guy. But I'm all for seeing McFadden in a starters role. I hope more young guys get some serious playing time. At 2-6 this is the time to start seeing if some these young players are worth keeping around and have a future.

    Hopefully this benching lights a fire under Ike's ***. Ike was solid last year. I didn't think he was a shut down corner like some thought in the Steelers Nation last year. But a good corner. This year I don't know but its just not Ike its all of the corners.

  10. #10
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    This is definately a motivational factor for Taylor IMO. Ike is our guy for the future but he got burnt badly last weekend. If anything we should be seeing McFadden go in for Deshea instead of Ike only because Ike needs to work through this.

    But hey, this season makes no sense whatsoever so virtually nothing comes as a surprise anymore.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Gospel
    By FC FURY in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-20-2007, 07:00 PM
  2. The Gospel / Week #2
    By Iron City South in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-15-2007, 08:13 PM
  3. Pre Game Report - Steelers vs Falcons (Wk. 7)
    By House of Steel in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-20-2006, 12:23 PM
  4. Pre Game Report - Steelers vs. Chiefs (Wk. 6)
    By House of Steel in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-14-2006, 09:21 AM
  5. Steelers Notebook: Washington to start tomorrow
    By Koopa in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-12-2006, 12:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •