Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/22/13
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team (rookies don’t count). For the Pittsburgh Steelers, that player is cornerback Cortez Allen. The Pittsburgh Steelers have largely been known for their defense over their history, especially over the last decade. Since defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau returned to the Steelers in 2004, the Steelers have had 6 top-3 scoring defenses in 9 seasons. Even last year when they didn’t, they still ranked a very impressive 6th in scoring defense and surrendered the fewest yards in the NFL. It’s very telling that a season like that could be considered a “down” year for this Steeler defense. One of the aspects of their defense that doesn’t get enough credit is their secondary. Tr...
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