It was Townsend who turned down an offer from the Patriots to return to Pittsburgh at some ungodly reasonable deal.
I knew I liked that guy for a reason.
The PS have been fortunate to have a couple of disciplined CB vets such as Willie Williams and Deshea. Townsend does get occasionally abused by a big WR, but in tag-team with McFadden, the PSD has gotten solid play out of the DB's. It would be interesting to see what the Pats would have done with DT, they already have good corners; their weakness is more at safety.
Ike does what they always wanted Chad Scott to achieve, the ability to control (not necessarily blanket) the stud WR's underneath and keep them from making plays over the top. This week may be different, but the PSD must be close to the league low in PI's.