Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […] Steelers Vs....
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I Believe That We Will Win: Colts at Steelers

There are some reasons that the Colts might lose this week. But there are also reasons that the Colts could win. As a fan, we put our faith in the latter (as analysts, maybe not, but this is a fan blog and sometimes we just have to say … screw it). This series is for the optimists in all of us, as well as the dark part of us that wants to shame opponents in every way possible...
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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […] No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job is a post...
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Live To Fight Again. Steelers Win

It’s funny how all the coaches look smarter when the defense forces a couple of turnovers at opportune times. It doesn’t seem like anyone is in a particularly good mood about this game, maybe because we see the path to another mediocre 8-8 season, maybe because you’re a draft nut getting the itch to check out top-10 picks in April, or maybe because you just hate Todd Haley...
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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […] Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His...
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Why Did the Steelers Waste $26 Million on Cortez Allen?

Cortez Allen will be an awfully expensive nickel back Monday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. The Steelers agreed to pay Allen 520 million nickels, or $26 million, over the next five years. But because of his lackluster performance this season, Allen has lost his starting job to Brice McCain. Pro Football Focus ranks Allen dead last among...
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Week 7 bullet points for WRs/TEs

Start of the Week 1.    Andre Johnson v Pittsburgh Steelers #10 Weekly Rankings Fantasy owners almost take for granted the consistency Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson has provided them over his illustrious career. Going on the age of 33, Johnson is not going to get any younger but has shown he can still be the number one option in the receiving game. Going into week 7,...
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Steelers bench CB Cortez Allen after $26 million extension

2014 was supposed to be the season the Pittsburgh Steelers regained their dominant form on defense after an influx of younger players and free agents. However, injuries to Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones, coupled with just downright horrible execution, has led to the defense being gashed on the ground and through the air. Pittsburgh currently sits at 3-3, and some major changes were...
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Steelers bench Cortez Allen

Despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers just signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a contract extension right before the season,  he’s been benched in favor of Brice McCain for Monday night’s game against the Houston Texans. Allen had a very rough game during last week’s blow out loss to the Cleveland Browns. “He’s still basically a young player,” defensive coordinator...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Steelers make a major mistake signing Cortez Allen to a huge contract?

The Steelers signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a five-year, $25 million dollar contract on the eve of the season opener. Seven weeks later, they have benched him and will start free-agent signing Brice McCain Monday night against the Houston Texans. Scott Brown    @ScottBrown_ESPN Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau all but says Brice McCain will […] The post Did the Steelers...
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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […] Second Demotion For Cortez Allen...
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Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain Will Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau didn’t come right and say it Thursday, but in a roundabout way he confirmed that cornerback Brice McCain will get the start over Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans. LeBeau confirms McCain will see time ahead of Allen, says Cortez will still be good player but week […] Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain...
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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […] Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations...
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Steelers CB Brice McCain: ‘I Was With The First Group Today’

Will Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain get the start over the struggling Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans? As it stands right now, it sounds like there’s a really good chance of that happening. “I was with the first group today,” McCain said Wednesday after practice, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio. […] Steelers CB Brice McCain: ‘I...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Late Hits: Breaking Down 3 Impact Plays From Steelers-Browns

Welcome to Pro Football Spot’s newest series, “Late Hits”, a piece that will examine a few plays from the Steelers game each week and tell you what went right or wrong and how it transpired that way. This week we’ll look at several plays that had a direct outcome on the Steelers 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, all of which could have been avoided with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers benching Cortez Allen wouldn't hurt his development

It wasn't too far back - although long enough younger fans may not remember or care now - then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher made the decision to bench cornerback Ike Taylor after a string of poorly played games in 2006. He was coming off a contract extension, and whether he was pressing too hard, or he just wasn't mentally keeping up with what was happening, the former starter...
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Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen signed a new contract just prior to the start of the season, but so far through the first six games of 2014, the former fourth-round draft pick hasn’t played well at all. In fact, he’s been awful and that’s even when you consider that he’s intercepted two passes. The poor […] Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Treading Water. STEELERS WIN

This game wasn’t pretty, but in the end all that matters is that the Steelers got the W. I know, I know, Jacksonville is a terrible football team, they give up 30 points a game, it’s always an extra home game because every NFL fan in Jacksonville is a Steeler fan. The Steelers could have won by more. They could have dominated this game the way they dominated the Carolina Panthers...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers are being forced to call upon the legion of smurfs to help fill the void left by the injury to cornerback Ike Taylor, who, along with Cortez Allen, was the only corner over six feet tall that could match up with some of the taller receivers in the league. When he was […] Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Brice McCain is a post from: Steelers Depot The...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 of the Most Disappointing Players So Far This Season for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not having a terrible season to this point in 2014 even with the embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Going into the second quarter of the season, it’s now time for the Steelers to either improve or carve out another 8-8 campaign. There have been a myriad of reasons for the inconsistency of this particular Steelers team. Here are five players...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Back Down To Earth. STEELERS LOSE

It took me some extra time, but I did get to sit down and watch this weekend’s Steeler game on DVR. The recap is a day late, but it’s still the recap, so enjoy. FIRST QUARTER Dri Archer makes him triumphant return as a kick returner, but Roger Goodell outlawed kickoffs back in like 2010 so the Steelers start from the 20. They open with a quick screen to Will Johnson because apparently...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau Says Cortez Allen Needs To Show His Ball Skills During Games

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen certainly isn’t off to a great start this season. Since he signed his new five-year deal worth in excess of $26 million just prior to the start of the regular season, the former fourth-round draft pick has allowed 11 catches for 126 yards along with an embarrassing touchdown to Carolina […] Dick LeBeau Says Cortez Allen Needs To Show...
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Allen steps into leadership role with Taylor out

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers paid Cortez Allen to become their top cornerback. The transition is happening a little sooner than expected. With veteran Ike Taylor out indefinitely after breaking his left forearm in last week's win over Carolina, Allen will be thrust into the role of leader heading into Sunday's game against winless Tampa Bay. Allen signed a five...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin Looking At All Options When It Comes To Nickel Sub-Package

With veteran cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined for several weeks with a broken right forearm, William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. After Taylor left the game against the Carolina Panthers with his injury, Gay took over for him but shifted back inside when the Steelers employed their nickel […] Tomlin Looking At All Options When...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack of takeaways for Pittsburgh Steelers has ended Super bowl success

Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen failed to secure a interception late in the fourth quarter of what would soon become a 26-6 loss to Baltimore last Thursday night. Thanks to Allen’s butterfingers, he kept alive a fairly dubious streak for Pittsburgh’s defense. Over the past six September games, dating back to Week 1 of 2013, the Steelers have failed to extract the football away...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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