During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor made it clear in an interview with Mike Florio on PFT Live that he’d be willing to play for another team as well as switch positions in 2015 if it meant that he could play for his former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Now that LeBeau officially joined the staff of the Tennessee Titans last week, Taylor reiterated his interest in playing for him in a Sunday morning interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“If there’s anybody I would follow, it would be him and him only,” Taylor said regarding LeBeau.
Also during his latest interview, Taylor, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year in March, made sure to tell what kind of player the Titans would be getting should he ultimately sign with them during the offseason.
“You know what you’re getting when you bring me into the locker room,” said Taylor, who will turn 35 in May. “You’re getting a locker room guy, first. You’re going to get the best football player and you’re going to get somebody who’s going to sacrifice a lot and that’s what I’ve been doing over the years of playing football.”
The Titans could be in the market for a cornerback to play opposite Jason McCourty next season and Taylor definitely would come cheap. Does LeBeau want Taylor to play for him as much as Taylor wants to play for LeBeau? We shall see, but just in case, Taylor sounds like he’s ready to jump right into a second career if both the Steelers and Titans don’t show any interest in him during the offseason.
“When it comes down to my position, if broadcasting is better for me, or being a scout is better for me, I’m going to go the other road,” Taylor said.