Originally written December 03, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
There was a time, as recently as 2011, when the Steelers secondary was a big question mark. Between injuries to Troy Polamalu, fines to Ryan Clark, inconsistent play from William Gay and 3 question marks backing them up, things were dicey at best on any given week. That is no longer the case as this 2012 group is deep with young talent and well coached by veteran player and Secondary Coach Carnell Lake. Joe Flacco and the Ravens repeatedly made both Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis the targets of their aerial attack on Sunday evening. When Ike Taylor left on the first defensive series with an ankle/lower leg injury, the Ravens had to be licking their chops at the chance to put speedster Torrey Smith and big target Anquan Boldin out in their routes. The Ravens immediately went to work on Allen as he was matched up primarily on Boldin. Allen was able to hold his own for the most part in the first half, getting in front of passes or just keeping himself in the play by batting the ball dow...
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