Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times.

“If you look at my per-catch, per-pass ratio, I’m up there with the best of them,” Taylor said.

Football stats aren\’t the only numbers that Taylor keeps tracks off apparently, as according to Bradford, the 11-year veteran also knows just how many players have been brought in by the Steelers over the years to try to take his job away.

“Thirteen drafted, another 18 free agents,” Taylor said. “Oh, I’m going to keep counting.”

I thought that drafted number might be a little high, but it appears as though Taylor considers safeties in his numbers. Below is a list of all of all the defensive backs drafted by the Steelers since Taylor was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

While all the stats are great, I am sure that the only number that Taylor cares about right now is three, because that will be the number of Super Bowl rings he will have should the Steelers wind up winning it all in 2013. There aren\’t many cornerbacks in the history of the league that didn\’t play for the Steelers that can walk around claiming that stat as one of their own.

2004 2 38 Ricardo Colclough
2005 2 62 Bryant McFadden
2006 3 83 Anthony Smith
2007 5 170 William Gay
2008 6 194 Ryan Mundy
2009 3 96 Keenan Lewis
2009 5 168 Joe Burnett
2010 5 164 Crezdon Butler
2011 3 95 Curtis Brown
2011 4 128 Cortez Allen
2012 7 246 Terrence Frederick
2013 4 111 Shamarko Thomas
2013 5 150 Terry Hawthorne
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