Ike Taylor Talks To Joe

February 5th, 2016
Former Steelers cornerback talks Bucs.

Former Steelers cornerback talks Bucs.

Roaming around the Super Bowl media center talking to NFL types about the Bucs, Joe ran across Super Bowl winner Ike Taylor. Now working for the man’s channel at the NFL Network, Taylor offered Joe a few takes on what his eyes tell him about the Bucs.

JoeBucsFan: As a cornerback, what jumps out at you about Jameis Winston?

Ike Taylor: Jameis Winston is just a natural leader. When you have a guy who is not trying to be something he is not, it becomes natural and as a quarterback, that is what you need on your team. You need a natural leader and that is what jumps out to me about Jameis Winston.

Joe: What was wrong with Lovie Smith’s defense? Was it the defense that did him in? Was his defense outdated?

Taylor: Over the course of time, I don’t think he had enough time.

Joe: Football people love Gerald McCoy and his numbers back up that he is one of the better defensive tackles in the game. But many Bucs fans can’t wait to see him leave. What is your take on McCoy, it he good are one the fans onto something?

Taylor: He’s a rare breed. He is one of the few that is going to make it happen. You have a guy who is rare breed, a young man who is a stud, he will have a lot of good years in the NFL.

11 Responses to “Ike Taylor Talks To Joe”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    9 out of 10 Bucs’ fans want #93 here. Now if Ike goes on NFL network and says the Buc fans want #93 to go away, then you make all of us look like idiots because of your own agenda.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    I don’t think fans want GMC to be gone that being said a fair amount of fans myself included would like to see more from him on 3rd downs and in second half of games which is legit.

    Also, his health is also a legit concern. Health issues typically do not get better as one gets older. From an injury standpoint I don’t think GMC has done himself any favors with one year weight is up and then going all super thin last year etc… Some of the weight change could have been on Lovie. Having his weight down could have caused some fatigue which could result in injury not to mention using your muscles differently to compensate also could have played a part. He has been prone to injury every year whether ending up on IR or playing hurt which is undeniable and not being negative just factual. the team and training staff needs to find a compromise to his playing weight which will help his durability.

  3. LargoBuc Says:

    I dont want GMC “gone”.But I was p!ssed about St. Louis, as it was embarassing watching our defenders look like a bunch of punks put there. But to get rid of GMC, you better have an upgrade. And considering his talent and the numbers he puts up, finding an upgrade isnt realistic.

  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard has never had a major problem with McCoy.
    The nicey-nice stuff is irritating when it comes during losses, but it doesn’t define McCoy. His play as a 3-technique defines him.

    Maybe the anti-McCoy voices are anti-Buc shills paid by George Soros?
    (Lol, just kidding)

  5. DoNUTS Says:

    I think its obvious that Ike watched ZERO Bucs games this year….so his opinion has minimal validity.

    Taylor: Over the course of time, I don’t think he had enough time.

    Really? He needed more time??? LOL.

    Here is the truth… Lovie was the worst in-game manager in that he NEVER changed hence why he is no longer the coach. The opponent knew this and took advantage every time. What you saw in the first half would be the same in the second even though it was not working.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    No follow up question to his Lovie Smith reply?

    Dude seems like most of the national media, and didn’t watch a Bucs game

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Just because a few JBF Neggy Nellie commentors regularly talk crap about McCoy on these forums doesn’t mean that ” many Bucs fans can’t wait to see him leave” Joe.

    Geez. You are making Tampa Bay fans look bad (and ignorant) by saying that over and over to NFL people. Cut it out Joe. It ain’t the case and if you think it is – how about a poll to prove it before you go spreading that nonsense around like its a fact.

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    Agreed Pickgrin- Just embarrassing!

  9. Max Says:

    Is it just me or does this dude have a freakishly large head? He looks like a Marvel super villian!

  10. Kevin Says:

    Anyone who wants mccoy gone should just stop watching bucs games. Hes not going anywhere and you are dumb

  11. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Mike smith’s philosophy of getting off the field on defense should help the entire defense have more motor in the second half. coupled with Koetter’s ability to
    call more aggressive plays when a first down or TD is needed will keep offense on field more. There is a lot of talk about balance on offense,but what about time on field. You can’t win in this league if defense is on the field the
    majority of time.It will be a new day in tampa bay if Lovie’s bendy,breaky defense is gone for good.