Report: Taylor says he will 'lay out' Holmes

PITTSBURGH -- When it comes to trash talking, this might be the most you're going to get this week from the Steelers and Jets. This time, it comes from an unlikely source in Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor.

When asked about Jets receiver Santonio Holmes this week, Taylor told the New York Post, "I'm not going to hesitate to lay him out. No question at all. You know why? Because he ain't going to hesitate to crack on me if he gets a chance."

Taylor also mentioned that both former teammates remain good friends. But this is all about competition and a chance to get to Super Bowl XLV.

"I love him and that's my boy, but when we get between those white lines, it's a whole different deal," Taylor said.

Things have been very cordial this week between New York and Pittsburgh. Taylor's comments do not rate anywhere near what was said last week between the Jets and Patriots and Ravens and Steelers, but it's something.