The fight between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph on Thursday Night Football has become a bigger story than the Cleveland Browns snapping the Pittsburgh Steelers’ four-game winning streak. Mark Bergin and Ike Taylor disagree whether Rudolph should receive a suspension. Mark and Ike also discuss the roles of the other players involved in the brawl, … Continued
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their fourth consecutive game in a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Mark Bergin and Ike Taylor explain how the trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick has the Steelers in a position to make the playoffs despite starting the season 0-3. Mark and Ike also discussed which team is third best in … Continued
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their third consecutive game in a 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Mark Bergin and Ike Taylor explain how Minkah Fitzpatrick’s pick 6 and Adam Vinatieri’s kicking woes led to the Steelers’ win. The two also discussed how AFC North rival Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens beat the previously undefeated … Continued
Ike Taylor & Mark Bergin
NFL Legend & two-time Super Bowl Champion, Ike Taylor played 12 years in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One of the most dynamic and consistent defensive players in the NFL history he is also an incredible father, role model and a media favorite. Ike’s charismatic smile and undeniable charm has won him the affection of former teammates, fans, coaches, media and audiences around the world leading him to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated, Pittsburgh Magazine, Parenting, Bleu Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Sporting News Magazine to name a few. After a successful college career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Ike’s work ethic and unrelenting spirit got him to the NFL when he was drafted by the Steelers in the 2003 draft. Aside from his enthusiasm for all things media and football, Ike is passionate about giving back to the community, especially when it comes to helping youth. Ike is aware of the positive impact he is capable of having and is adamant about doing everything he can to provide guidance, direction and opportunities to children in the community.
Mark Bergin is a freelance journalist, writer and host of the Bleav in Steelers podcast along with Ike Taylor. Mark worked for two-plus years as a digital producer at WTSP in St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida, and for two years at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s covered the Tampa Bay Rays’ stadium search, Jameis Winston’s struggles leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football. Mark is a native of the Chicago suburbs, and he graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism production.