Lack of Steelers CB Depth Worrisome?

Last season, the Steelers started off with Cortez Allen, William Gay, and Ike Taylor as the top three CBs. They finished with William Gay, Brice McCain, and Antwon Blake. Tragedy struck when Ike broke his forearm early in the season and Cortez failed to live up to his potential. It became clear that the depth behind them was imperative as the season wore on. McCain and Blake stepped...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 7-Round Mock Draft

Round One View image | Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State Unfortunately both Trae Waynes and Justin Peters are gone by the time I’m up at 22.  Ronald Darby becomes the next best available for Pittsburgh.  The Steelers need someone to put next to Cortez Allen and above William Gay on the depth chart. Darby has skills in press coverage, as he can play man...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornerback Should Be Top Priority For Steelers in 1st Round

With the NFL Draft exactly 40 days away, Steelers fans and analysts have properly aligned themselves along two separate fronts as it pertains to Pittsburgh’s 2015 first round plans.One group cites the Steelers 27th-ranked pass defense from last season and the startling depreciation of talent in the team’s formerly formidable secondary. With Ike Taylor and Brice McCain moving...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake’s Arrest Should Be Taken With Some Perspective

When you’re the fan of an NFL team, you often find yourself holding your breath during the offseason. The reason for this is that in recent years the offseason has been a breeding ground for inappropriate and senseless behavior by players. The Steelers’ Antwon Blake became the latest professional football player to find himself in handcuffs as he was arrested this past weekend...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pittsburgh Steelers should go ahead and sign cornerback Patrick Robinson

Let’s be honest, if Patrick Robinson, a cornerback drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, was Richard Sherman, he wouldn’t still be available in the second week of free agency. However, he is still available, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly shown an interest in signing him to a deal. And why wouldn’t they? Brice McCain, a man...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Forgotten Cornerback B.W. Webb Has Yet To Write His Story

There is much to discuss when it comes to the state of the cornerback stable of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Free agent Ike Taylor will not be re-signed. William Gay is in the final year of his contract. Cortez Allen is currently a mystery. Brice McCain signed elsewhere in free agency. Antwon Blake was arrested over […] Forgotten Cornerback B.W. Webb Has Yet To Write His Story is...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Antwon Blake Arrest Disappointing, But Little More

Many general managers dread the offseason for myriad different reasons. One of the biggest reasons for doing so are the late night phone calls informing you that one of your players has been arrested or gotten into some kind of trouble. The Pittsburgh Steelers received just such a call after cornerback Antwon Blake was reportedly […] Antwon Blake Arrest Disappointing, But Little...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers CB Antwon Blake Arrested For Being Drunk In Public

We have some news about a Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback to pass along on this Monday but it’s not the best kind. According to TMZ, Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was arrested early Sunday morning in Oceanside, CA for allegedly being drunk in public. The report states that Blake was arrested after he was seen walking around […] Report: Steelers CB Antwon Blake Arrested For...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers DB Antwon Blake arrested for public intoxication

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Antwon Blake was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication. TMZ says Blake, who played his high school and college ball in Texas, was picked up by Oceanside (Calif.) police for wandering around drunk outside bars in downtown. Blake had 42 tackles, an interception and six passes defended last season for...Read More
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Steelers’ free agency period so far and moving forward

WTAE   Week one of free agency is in the books, and as expected, the Steelers didn’t make any big splashes. They rarely do, but given that the team needs help in several areas, specifically on defense, fans were hoping for a little bit more. What Pittsburgh did do, however, it take care of their in-house priorities first. Signing Ben Roethlisberger to an extension was the major...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Saints CB Patrick Robinson Visiting the Steelers Today

View image | Patrick Robinson, a former Saints Cornerback, will be visiting with the Steelers today.  According to reports, the Steelers are among about 5 teams interested in the 27 year old Cornerback. The team is in desperate need of someone at this position, as Antwon Blake, William Gay, and Cortez Allen are currently the teams starting Corners.  We saw last...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers McCain Hits Open Market, Teams Interested

Day 1 of NFL free agency came and went with minimal news for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jason Worilds ended any speculation of departing from or returning to the Steel City by announcing his retirement. And while it was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Steelers inquired about Darrelle Revis, that was never a realistic possibility and he is now once again a New York Jet...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Salary Cap Update After Monday Transactions

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a busy Monday that included Arthur Moats and Matt Spaeth being re-signed and Antwon Blake, Robert Golden and Will Johnson all being given restricted tenders. Defensive end Brett Keisel was also released on Monday. While we wait for the Spaeth contract numbers to come in, I thought I would give you […] Steelers 2015 Salary Cap Update After Monday Transactions...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Give Restricted Tenders To Blake, Golden And Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now reportedly tendered all three of the restricted free agents. According to Missi Matthews of, cornerback Antwon Blake, safety Robert Golden and fullback Will Johnson all received tenders. Other teams can attempt to sign all three players during free agency and the Steelers will have the right to match whatever […] Steelers Give Restricted...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – CB Antwon Blake

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […] Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – CB Antwon Blake is a post from...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

According to the eye test, Arthur Moats could already be a solution at outside linebacker

(Credit: As the release or re-sign period of free agency gets underway, the Steelers have several decisions to make on a numbers of players, including, but not limited to: Brice McCain, Antwon Blake, Will Allen, Troy Polamalu, and Arthur Moats. I saved Moats for last for a reason. Given the dire situation at outside linebacker, Moats is a must to re-sign...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Must Decide Soon What To Do With Their Three RFAs

The new league year is now less than two weeks away, but prior to that, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to decide what course of action to take with their three restricted free agents, cornerback Antwon Blake, safety Robert Golden, and fullback Will Johnson. The restricted free agent tender amounts should be announced by the league […] Steelers Must Decide Soon What To Do With Their...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pessimist’s Take – Antwon Blake An In-House Answer

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team, of course, is a finished […] The Pessimist’s Take – Antwon Blake An In-House Answer is a post...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Optimist’s Take – Antwon Blake An In-House Answer At CB

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team, of course, is a finished […] The Optimist’s Take – Antwon Blake An In-House Answer At CB is...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Offer Promising Inside Linebacker Group

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the offseason with many needs to address on the defensive side of the ball. The one position that appears to be fully staffed is inside linebacker.Unlike the cornerback position, general manager Kevin Colbert has kept the inside linebacker spot young and talented. Last season, they rotated first, third, and sixth round draft picks into the lineup...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at the Steelers’ Internal Free Agent Priorities

With the off-season now starting for many NFL teams, most in the NFL world are now already getting started on the 2015 NFL draft. I’ll admit, moving it back last year I was a little burnt out by the time draft day arrived, so I plan to pace myself this year. It’s impossible to start speculating on the draft anyway, without first figuring out what will happen with the Steelers’...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: CB Antwon Blake – Restricted

Player: Antwon Blake Position: Cornerback Experience: 3 Years Free Agent Status: Restricted 2014 Salary Cap Hit: $570,000 2014 Season Breakdown: The Steelers added Antwon Blake to their 53-man roster at the start of the 2013 regular season for his special teams abilities after he failed to make the roster in Jacksonville, releasing rookie undrafted free […] Pittsburgh Steelers...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Pittsburgh Steelers must resign Antwon Blake and Brice McCain

Throughout their 2014 season, The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled to maintain consistency at the cornerback position. Ike Taylor took a pay cut to remain with the team in hopes of sticking around for another championship run, but a broken forearm, among other injuries, would inhibit him for the remainder of the season even after he was able to return from injury. In wake of Taylor’s...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

With this Offense, a Championship Turnaround not Impossible for Steelers

Following the Steelers loss to the Ravens I’m not as down in the dumps as some fans. I thought that the Ravens were a beatable team, but I didn’t really believe this Steelers squad had what it takes to win a Superbowl. I saw an offense that struggled to keep up without Le’Veon Bell, and a defense that did their best but just doesn’t have the talent to really be a very good...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Reserves leading improved Steelers' secondary

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is rounding into shape as the playoffs loom. Pittsburgh's revamped secondary has improved over the second half of the season thanks to the maturation of undersized cornerbacks Brice McCain and Antwon Blake. The duo combined for all three of Pittsburgh's turnovers in last week's 27-17 win over Cincinnati. The Steelers finished 27th...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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