If anyone on the Steelers roster had a more tumultuous year than quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, it was fourth year cornerback Ike Taylor. Taylor’s 2006 started out great with a Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks in February and got even better when he signed a four year contract extension worth $22.5 million dollars in September.
But after the Steelers struggled to a 4-6 record to start the season ‘07 Taylor was benched by then head coach Bill Cowher in week 11 and didn’t start again until week 17. Recently I spoke with Taylor about his demotion, the hiring of new head coach Mike Tomlin and the team’s victory in Super Bowl XL.
Have you spoken to Mike Tomlin since he’s been hired? Did he indicate his plans for you next season?