Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar today sharply criticized the Steelers decisions regarding cornerback Ike Taylor -- not that they didn't cut his salary enough, but that they kept him at all.
" ... the decision to hold fast with cornerback Ike Taylor defies all available logic ... the question isn’t what Taylor’s worth — the question here is why he’s on Pittsburgh’s roster at all.
In 2013, per Pro Football Focus’ metrics, Taylor was the worst cornerback in the NFL — he allowed 71 receptions on 113 targets for a league-high 1,043 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Opposing quarterbacks threw for a 110.6 passer rating against him, and his most recent season was no fluke — in 2012, he allowed 30 catches on 68 targets for 445 yards, five touchdowns and one pick.
Taylor has a close relationship with team president Dan Rooney, and from all accounts, he’s a great guy — smart, funny and a team leader. That said, a team known for its defense doesn’t hold on to such liabilities when they’re this obvious, and the tape matches the numbers."
What do you think? Does Ike have anything left in the tank or should the Steelers have simply cut him?