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Carnell Lake Has A Full Plate Heading Into 2015

How is Cortez Allen going to bounce back after a horrendous 2014 season? How much playing time will rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant receive? Who replaces Troy Polamalu at safety? These are only a few of the mysteries heading into the 2015 season as the Steelers’ secondary looks to rebound, led by defensive backs coach, Carnell Lake. An obvious Achilles’ […] Carnell...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Steelers Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Steelers Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Facing the Steelers’ Cortez Allen as 2015 Season Approaches

I was listening to Steelers Nation Radio Friday morning with Adam Crowley and Dale Lolley as they opened the rookie mini-camp in Pittsburgh. The discussion was on cornerbacks and as a great deal of the conversation was on current Steelers’ corner Cortez Allen. For every Steelers fan that tells you Allen is better off being called “toast” there’s one who believes he will bounce...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the Steelers drafted Senquez Golson, a […] Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets is a post from...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Carnell Lake Expects CB Cortez Allen To Bounce Back From Injuries, Poor Play Last Season

2014 wasn’t a great year for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen as the former fourth-round draft pick played poorly after signing a new long-term contract just prior to the start of the season. Not only did Allen not play well, he also wasn’t able to finish the season due to injuries that plagued him most […] Carnell Lake Expects CB Cortez Allen To Bounce Back From...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Top Prospects Still Available the Steelers Should Target in Round 2

Landon Collins Collins is the best safety in this year’s class.  While a part of me anticipated his slide, I was still shocked that it actually came to fruition.  While the Steelers need help at cornerback, if the talented Collins is available in round two, the Steelers may have to take him to replace the hole Polamalu left us upon his departure, especially if they don’t believe...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Will Allen ready to do ‘whatever is asked’

Will Allen, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year deal to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I am just thankful that the Lord has provided and that I am here and I can help the team win,” said Allen. “I appreciate everything. I appreciate playing football. I appreciate playing for the Steelers. Everything about it is really good.” Allen, who was originally...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

Round 1 – Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest View image | gettyimages.com I’m a little disappointed here, because I would have liked to have gotten either Marcus Peters or Trae Waynes here.  I think Kevin Johnson is only slightly better than some of the second round cornerbacks, such as Jalen Collins, PJ Williams, or Ronald Darby, but since Shaq Thompson was the best available...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin expects Cortez Allen to ‘bounce back’ from trying season

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are counting on Cortez Allen to be the star they desperately need at cornerback this season. Allen flopped after signing  a four-year, $24.6 million contract right before the start of the 2014 season, but coach Mike Tomlin is confident the 26-year-old can “bounce back.” “Players are going to have trying times over the...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 29, 2015  |  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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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers show interest in CB Patrick Robinson

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have shown interest in free-agent cornerback Patrick Robinson, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Source: I’m told free agent CB Patrick Robinson has received some interest from the #Vikings, #Saints, #Steelers, #Panthers & the #Dolphins. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2015 The Steelers lost cornerback Brice...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers should target Byron Maxwell in free agency

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have many needs on defense as they enter free agency and the draft, and one position in particular is cornerback. The Steelers will likely select a pass rusher and corner in May’s NFL draft, but they should also target a proven defensive back in free agency. With Ike Taylor, 34, set to become an unrestricted free agent in...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities – Rebuilding Cortez Allen

The 2014 season saw the Pittsburgh Steelers on the rise, finishing with an 11-5 record and a division title following two straight seasons of missing the playoffs with 8-8 records. They finished off the regular season with four straight victories, but suffered a disappointing Wildcard round loss against the Ravens without their star running back. […] Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Working At Helping CB Cortez Allen Regain His Confidence

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a five-year, $26 million contact extension right before the start of the 2014 regular season and unfortunately the former fourth-round draft pick out The Citadel proceeded to play so poorly that it led to him being benched. On top of the regression of his play, Allen ultimately finished the […] Steelers Working At Helping...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Decision With Cortez Allen is More Than Just Money

If Steelers’ beleaguered cornerback Cortez Allen is still on the roster as of June 1st, he receives a $3 million roster bonus. Will the team want to pay him that much for being a likely back-up and special teams player? If they cut him prior to June 1st, they can save some money. His dead money would be less than $2 million this year and would be just over $4 million in 2016. With...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

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 Cortez Allen is a post from...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Corners Offer Steelers Little in Way of Starters

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to be better in the secondary and more specifically in this writing, at cornerback. First, we can expect that Ike Taylor will be gone. I see no reason to bring him back in any way, shape or form. As for Cortez Allen, it’s anyone’s guess as to what he will look like heading into the 2015 season. His ball skills and tackling were both sub-par but if...
Via Steel City Blitz
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pessimist’s Take – Assessing Cortez Allen’s Stock

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 – Assessing Cortez Allen’s Stock is a...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Optimist’s Take – Assessing Cortez Allen’s Stock

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 – Assessing Cortez Allen’s Stock is a post...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What Can We Expect From Steelers CB Cortez Allen In 2015?

During the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen flashed some serious potential, and somewhat alleviated any wonder as to whether the franchise chose the wrong player to let walk out the door, when promising cornerback Keenan Lewis signed with New Orleans Saints. A long and rangy corner in the Dick LeBeau mold, at 6-foot-1 […] What Can We Expect From Steelers...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Looks Forward To Watching Cortez Allen Respond To Adversity

The 2014 season was one that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will likely want to forget as the fourth-year player struggled right out of the chute after just signing a contract extension just prior to the start of the season. Allen not only found himself benched midway through the season, he also didn’t get an […] Mike Tomlin Looks Forward To Watching Cortez Allen...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Cortez Allen May Have Had Another Procedure Done On Right Knee

I meant to post about this last week, but one thing led to another and I forgot all about it until a reader emailed me Monday night to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen. As you can see in the picture below that Allen posted on his Instagram account during the Steelers Week 17 […] Steelers CB Cortez Allen May Have Had Another Procedure Done On Right Knee is...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No Reinforcements Left For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers are certainly looking like they will have to get by with just four cornerbacks this week, which excludes both of their top two options coming into this season. A week ago, of course, cornerback Cortez Allen was placed on injured reserve in order to make room on the roster for outside linebacker […] No Reinforcements Left For Steelers Secondary is a post...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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