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Source: Steelers, Ike Taylor haven’t had contract talks

Ike Taylor

Despite a report that the Steelers have started contract talks with cornerback Ike Taylor, a source with knowledge of the situation says that no discussions have occurred.

The suspicion is that the Steelers planted the seed with Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the hopes of scaring off possible suitors for Taylor, who’ll become an unrestricted free agent on March 4, if free agency actually starts on March 4.

Every February, tampering with looming free agents occurs throughout the league, with the process reaching a fever pitch during the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.  Though it remains to be seen whether similar efforts occur this year in light of the labor situation, the Steelers apparently are trying to apply an ounce of prevention.

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25 Responses to “Source: Steelers, Ike Taylor haven’t had contract talks”
  1. stixzidinia says: Feb 8, 2011 4:33 PM

    I long for a return to the days when journalists actually waited to confirm information before going public with it.

  2. medtxpack says: Feb 8, 2011 4:42 PM

    id talk to him, he was the only guy in the steelers secondary that didnt get completely torched by GB

  3. ravenspit says: Feb 8, 2011 4:45 PM

    What, the Steelers lie? You don’t say. What a piece of crap organization. Last Sunday’s game shows what actually happens to them when they don’t get the calls. I guess Ike should be grateful that they didn’t try to force steroids on him like they did to the players of the 70-80′s.

  4. supashug says: Feb 8, 2011 4:53 PM

    who cares? Maybe he will go to the Cowboys too. The Steelers secondary sucks just like their coach

  5. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    Another story on something that didn’t happen.
    You guys are lucky. You have an unlimited supply of news content.

  6. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 8, 2011 5:02 PM

    ravenspit says: Feb 8, 2011 4:45 PM

    I love how you Ravens fans simply CAN’T make an argument on ANY topic without mentioning referees.

    Please, don’t ever change.
    /roar

  7. hobartbaker says: Feb 8, 2011 5:03 PM

    The meeting was scheduled but Ike missed the call and was nowhere in the vicinity at the time.

  8. steelerswinagain says: Feb 8, 2011 5:38 PM

    ravenspit says:
    Feb 8, 2011 4:45 PM
    What, the Steelers lie? You don’t say. What a piece of crap organization. Last Sunday’s game shows what actually happens to them when they don’t get the calls. I guess Ike should be grateful that they didn’t try to force steroids on him like they did to the players of the 70-80′s.

    I hope you continue to enjoy your bitter mediocrity of an existence as a Ravens fan.

  9. bspn2 says: Feb 8, 2011 5:58 PM

    Duh. The Steelers don’t get involved with contract talks with players/coaches DURING the regular season.

    I figured this was common knowledge for those involved in covering the goings-on in the NFL. Obviously not…

  10. refsburgh says: Feb 8, 2011 6:03 PM

    Can you blame Raven fans? Everytime the Steelers and Ravens play the Steelers get sketchy calls in crunch time. Defensive holding on a running play? REALLY?

  11. rectumnearlykilledem says: Feb 8, 2011 6:19 PM

    Sunday was nice. Rapist QB sucking all over the field. Karma.

  12. mchelfrich says: Feb 8, 2011 6:33 PM

    If the Steelers get the calls now, its just to make up for the call Ray Lewis got in Atlanta of not being a murderer.

  13. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 8, 2011 6:35 PM

    refsburgh says: Feb 8, 2011 6:03 PM

    “Can you blame Raven fans? Everytime the Steelers and Ravens play the Steelers get sketchy calls in crunch time. Defensive holding on a running play? REALLY?”

    That argument doesn’t hold water. if it was only the Steelers you might have a point, but it isn’t.
    Ravens fans bitch after every loss, and usually about the refs. Hell, I’ve seen Ravens fans bitching about the refs after a win.

    You guys just can’t help it. It’s in the blood.

  14. wetpaperbag2 says: Feb 8, 2011 6:53 PM

    bspn2 says: Feb 8, 2011 5:58 PM

    Duh. The Steelers don’t get involved with contract talks with players/coaches DURING the regular season.

    I figured this was common knowledge for those involved in covering the goings-on in the NFL. Obviously not…
    ————————
    Obviously, YOU don’t get it. The “regular season” ended on January 2nd. I figured this was common knowledge for those involved with species who walk upright.

  15. Deb says: Feb 8, 2011 7:34 PM

    Thanks, ravenspit, supashug, refsburgh, and the guy who’s inexplicably fascinated with his rectum!

    It’s absolutely impossible to feel downhearted about losing a Super Bowl with you guys around. Your nonstop whining is a reminder that a six-point difference between six trophies and seven is a small distance for us but miles and miles for your teams :lol:

  16. Deb says: Feb 8, 2011 7:39 PM

    The Steelers don’t have to play games where Ike is concerned. He has a near family relationship with the Rooneys. So he’s not going to jump ship without giving them an opportunity to make a reasonable counteroffer. And he’s one player who’d be more likely to turn down huge money to play for a lesser team if he could get a good paycheck to stay with the Steelers.

  17. goldenflash30 says: Feb 8, 2011 7:41 PM

    The suspicion is that the Steelers planted the seed with Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the hopes of scaring off possible suitors for Taylor, who’ll become an unrestricted free agent on March 4, if free agency actually starts on March 4.

    ————————————————-

    Except, if you look at an actual article, you’ll see that it was TAYLOR who said there had been discussions.

    “There have been conversations. I’ve talked with a few people in this organization about remaining here. They know I want to retire as a Steeler,” Taylor said Thursday. “I’ve been telling them I want to be here since the beginning of the season. Now it’s getting down to this point.”

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_721276.html#ixzz1DPxbezJS

    And even if the Steelers did put false info out there, it doesn’t matter — if he hit the open market on March 4, teams would go after him no matter what the Steelers said previously.

  18. johnny1979 says: Feb 8, 2011 7:48 PM

    Last time I checked this guy sucked. I wouldn’t be breaking down any doors to beg him to stay.

  19. mswravens says: Feb 8, 2011 7:59 PM

    You Steeler fans are hilarious, given that you’ve bitched louder & longer than anyone about the refs this year…

    but what’s really funny is comments like those of @steelerswinagain –

    1st of all, NO THEY DIDN’T, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    2nd, in the past 2 seasons the Steelers and Ravens have the same regular season record, we’ve made the playoffs twice, you have only once. We’re 2-2 in post-season, you’re 2-1, neither having won the VLT. Yeah, jackhole, we’re just wading in a huge purple sea of mediocrity…just as you live in a huge pile of yellow & black dung. Glad to see that watching your squad poop themselves for the whole world to see hasn’t mitigated your over-inflated view of that organization of yours & it’s plethora of cheap shot, dirty play, off-field scumbag players.

    Referees – just had to mention them to prove FuzzieGrowler’s point…

  20. jc1958coo says: Feb 8, 2011 8:07 PM

    put the franchise tag on him, woodley isn’t worth it!!

  21. steelerzzzrule says: Feb 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    I havent read one post on here that made any sence. You guys are all crack heads.

  22. Deb says: Feb 8, 2011 9:58 PM

    @johnny1979 …

    Oooh … that’s two threads which prove you’re not terribly bright.

    @mswravens …

    How is it that we lost the Super Bowl but you seem sooooo bitter? LOL That’s okay, hon, you just keep telling yourself how much better the Ravens are than the Steelers. Like I said, you guys have made my day :)

  23. Jack Burton says: Feb 8, 2011 10:57 PM

    Woodley not worth it, you’re on drugs dude? All he’s done is have sacks when it counted, in the playoffs.

  24. mswravens says: Feb 9, 2011 7:07 AM

    Hon? Are you another one of the hoards of ‘Burghers who have relocated to more pleasant climes here in Bmore?

    Seriously, though, did I say we were better? There you go getting your facts wrong again…just like when you speak on Big Ben’s sexual shenanigans!

  25. Deb says: Feb 9, 2011 2:40 PM

    I’ve never gotten my facts wrong on Ben. You just refuse to accept the statements of dozens of witnesses, the medical report, and the findings spelled out by the prosecutor. As I said, I know someone who worked on the Milledgeville case. Was just discussing over the weekend how it’s a shame charges couldn’t be filed against the sorority sisters. McNulty has been a psychiatric in-patient. She has a lot of issues and has been exploited by an unscrupulous attorney. I can make allowances for that. But the sorority girls were just getting their jollies … which is evident in their videotaped statements.

    The DA said he hoped they’d learned their lesson, but public humiliation seems a small price to pay for falsely accusing a man of rape because he tossed one of them from the party. And yes, they were publicly humiliated because most of the people in their school and community that they encounter routinely know they invented the story. It’s only rival fans like you and a few uninformed fools on the national level who don’t.

    Ben is a big ol’ jackass, but he got his comeuppance. Goodell’s letter said his investigators found no reason to question the investigative findings in Georgia. Yet for public drunkenness that didn’t even result in an arrest, he was suspended four weeks longer than Ray Lewis was for obstructing a murder investigation, than Brandon Underwood for soliciting/slapping around prostitutes, than Vince Young for assaulting someone in a strip club.

    If you were half what you claim to be with that MSW, you’d be able to objectively see the inequity in the way Goodell handled this business. Hate on the Steelers all you like. But no one who claims an interest in criminal justice should feel comfortable about the way this was handled by the NFL. And if you don’t think women lie about rape, I’d refer you to the Innocence Project and suggest you start doing some serious research on the topic. It’s a puzzling, but all too common phenomenon that rarely involves money.

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