Still, the Steelers will only go so far and Taylor is going to get plenty of interest around the league. If the Steelers can’t re-sign Taylor, don’t expect them to make a big splash at cornerback.
“If the Steelers can’t sign Taylor to a new contract, it is unlikely they would sign another player from the first tier of free-agent corners, assuming they command comparable dollar figures, because of the comfort level between the Steelers and Taylor and Taylor’s knowledge of the defense,” Ray Fittipaldo writes.
The Steelers defense isn’t about coverage. It’s about pressure, tackling, and more pressure. Pittsburgh doesn’t need to overpay at cornerback.
We’ve heard that the secondary was Pittsburgh’s Achilles heel for years, and it hasn’t exactly devastated the defense.