Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor had good coverage on what I believe was the defining play of Super Bowl XLV: Aaron Rodgers‘ third down dart to Greg Jennings on third-and-10 early in Green Bay’s final scoring drive. Rodgers just made the perfect throw.
Taylor had good coverage on most plays this year, a comeback season in an up-and-down career. The Steelers want to keep the excellent tackler around and have started contract extension talks, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
It would be a surprise to see a deal finished before the current CBA runs out. Despite that, the Steelers are in relatively good position to survive a work stoppage because they have a veteran team that doesn’t use free agency to bolster the roster.
“I don’t think we’ll be sitting here saying we’re going to make a lot of changes,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said. “We’ll prepare for the draft and add some players here and there and be ready to go.”