After Aaron Rodgers carved up the Steelers secondary for 304 yards and three touchdowns in Super Bowl XLV, a game in which every time the Pittsburgh got close they couldn’t stop Green Bay’s third down passing, it got the Steeler Nation talking. Being a faithful lifelong member of that Nation, I believe it is time to make a couple changes in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers secondary, outside of Troy Polamalu, is not overly talented. Their best cover corner, Ike Taylor, has never recorded more than three interceptions in a season and only has eleven in an eight year career. While he is speedy and solid in one on one coverage, his lack of playmaking and tendency to be penalized leave him out when talking about the league’s premier corners. At the other corner, both Bryant McFadden and William Gay were targeted all Super Bowl long, with Gay giving up two long scoring passes. With the lack of consistency on one side (Taylor), and lack of solid play on the other (McFadden and Gay), the time has come for the Black and Yellow to seriously consider an upgrade at corner to compliment safeties Troy Polamalu and his partner in crime, the hard-hitting Ryan Clark.