I was doing my show last night and sort of made an opinion abo
ut the status of Ike Taylor.
It’s at this time of the year when Tom Shaw begins to get touted by those who follow the NFL. NFL players such as Jim Farrior, Ray Lewis and Ike Taylor routinely head south for his Shaw’s camp.
Well, the discussion on my show was about Taylor and if the Steelers should pay the man despite his age. I made the opinion that the Steelers should base much of their decision on a study that should be done on players that have been trained by Shaw and have it compared to players that haven't taken the time to visit his camp or a camp of this kind on a yearly basis.
careers been extended because they had such high level fitness due to training with the Guru over a period of years? Did they maintain their efficiency longer than other players?
In other words, Does Ike Taylor have 3 more years left in him at playing at a high level because he trained with that fitness guru?
Well, Lewis and Farrior certainly are two well known clients of his and their level of play at their age speaks for itself.
Their should be research done to see if NFL players have lasted longer and maintained their level of efficiency longer than those that didn't train with Shaw. Just look at Polamalu breaking down. Maybe this wouldn't happen had he been spending summers down in Florida?
The answer to signing Ike Taylor is in the result of that quick study that should be done.
That is, if a study hasn't already been done by someone.
Dutch Wydo is a sportstalk host on Triblive.com 5-6 Est Thursday evenings.