Three reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers need to keep Gerod Holliman

Training Camp is here! There are many questions, concerns and more importantly hope. The biggest question the Steelers have is the secondary. The Steelers are a team with a great offense, should this secondary produce the Steelers could be really good but if they don’t things could get ugly. The starters in the secondary is not a question. Cortez Allen, William Gay, Mike Mitchell...
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Cortez Allen Primed for Comeback Season for Steelers

A Grantland article published an article this week naming their NFL “All-Bad-Contracts” team. One of their two starting cornerbacks was Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen. The article went on to say “Allen’s four-year, $24.6 million extension from last September seemed very defensible (and even more so in light of the Maxwell-esque deals for corners in free agency), but it...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers' Cortez Allen, Jarvis Jones looking to bounce back

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping bounce-back years for two key players will help kickstart a defense that fell off sharply in 2014. Cornerback Cortez Allen and linebacker Jarvis Jones struggled to stay healthy last season. Allen ended the season on injured reserve after signing a $25-million contract before the opener. Jones missed nine games with a dislocated...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring Officials In For Thursday’s Training Camp Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their fourth training camp practice of 2015 and it appears as though they are being joined Thursday by a set of officials. According to Missi Matthews of Steelers Live, the team will have referees present for their Thursday padded session. Officials are visiting #SteelersTrainingCamp today. — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Training Camp Questions: How Does Cortez Allen Look?

With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp for the 2015 season now in swing, it’s time to get down to the business of football. The time... The post Steelers 2015 Training Camp Questions: How Does Cortez Allen Look? appeared first on by Matthew Marczi. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen Trained With James Harrison And His People This Offseason

In addition to poor play over the course of the last two seasons, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen has also battled injuries. This year, however, the former fourth-round draft pick is looking to stay healthy and on the field thanks to him changing up his offseason training program that included him working alongside one of […] The post Cortez Allen Trained With James...
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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Burning Questions Heading Into Training Camp

This is the year. The year the Pittsburgh Steelers win their seventh Super Bowl? Well, not necessarily. Even though the Lombardi Trophy is always the standard in Pittsburgh and certainly not out of the realm of possibility this season, another bragging right is within more immediate reach. This could be the year the Steelers offense is the best in the NFL. The Steelers were .3 yards...
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DB coach Carnell Lake says 'For Cortez, the proof will be in the pudding'

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was having a miserable season before a thumb injury ended his 2014 campaign. The team needs Allen to rebound; with Shamarko Thomas replacing Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell looking lost at free safety, Pittsburgh could be in deep trouble. Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was quite frank about Allen and what he needs to do. “For...
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SCB Steelers 2015 Training Camp Battle Report: Defensive Backs

We know what the expectations of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense will be this coming season and we have a decent idea of what the front seven can provide. If this team is going advance to the playoffs and beyond however, it’s the secondary that may in fact determine this team’s fate. Today we look at the cornerbacks and safeties and who will emerge and who won’t to make...
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Steelers Twitter Thursday: Much Ado About the Secondary

View image | Here, I will be answering the Steelers-related questions people asked me on Twitter.  I will post the embedded tweet and then share my answers. @TheSteelerSix which one do you think it´s the “weaknest” spot on the steelers roster? — Citizen Kane (@Alan_Specter85) July 14, 2015 Answer: I will go ahead and edit this to make it “Which Steelers...
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Four Pittsburgh Steelers who have to produce in 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished with an 11-5 record last season but they lost in the first round of the playoffs. With the third best record in the AFC last year, the Steelers are only a few key pieces away from making a run to the Super Bowl. They do not have any huge, glaring holes, but they have a few questionable positions. If these four players can step up and perform at a...
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One game that can make or break the year for the Oakland Raiders

Unless you’re living under a rock, you have to know how important 2015 is to the Oakland Raiders. With a stadium issue and relocation hovering, the team can only focus on the game. With sixteen opportunities to instill faith in the fan base, there is little room for wiggle room. There is one game, which will be a clear indicator how the Raiders 2015 will go: Week 9, November 8...
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A New Era for the Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison is the lone survivor of the defense that led the Steelers to three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl Titles in the latter half of the 00’s decade. Ben Roethlisberger and Heath Miller make up the Super Bowl veterans on the offensive side of the ball. Though James and Heath were really only instrumental in the last two appearances, that doesn’t make their impact...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the height of Steelers second round CB cause for concern?

There are mixed feelings by many Steelers fans and experts regarding Senquez Golson, the second round pick out of Ole Miss in the 2015 NFL Draft. The main reason for the concern has to do with Golson’s size, mainly his height. You see, Golson is a cornerback, a position that’s been deemed one of importance in Pittsburgh in recent years, since it’s largely been ignored in the...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen’s Biggest On-Field Issue May Just Be Staying On The Field

Over the course of the past three seasons, encompassing 40 total games played with 18 starts, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cortez Allen has posted a total of six interceptions to go along with 34 pass breakups, in addition to causing three fumbles. Those are solid numbers, averaging about three turnovers per season, especially considering the […] Cortez Allen’s Biggest...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Carnell Lake On Rebuilding Cortez Allen: ‘I Can’t Play for Him’

To say that the Pittsburgh Steelers need fifth-year cornerback Cortez Allen to bounce back in 2015 after a disappointing 2014 season would be an understatement. The team gave him a new five-year, $26 million contract before last season and now they need to start seeing a return on their investment. Last season, prior to him […] Carnell Lake On Rebuilding Cortez Allen: ‘I Can’t...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Throwback Thursday: Cortez Allen’s First Career Interception

It’s hard to believe that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Corez Allen is already entering his fifth-year in the league. While the Citadel product has had a rough last two seasons that consisted of poor play and injuries, he has had moments where he’s looked like he could become one of the better cornerbacks in the league. […] Steelers Throwback Thursday: Cortez Allen’s First...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen Arguably Most Critical Piece On Steelers’ Defense

If you’re been following the site, you’ve surely witnessed – perhaps taken part in – the debate swelling over the likes of Markus Wheaton, and Dri Archer, and Jarvis Jones. Not since Bruce Arians has such a wrath occurred like the Jones’ discussion. But there’s one Pittsburgh Steeler who may be more critical than any […] Cortez Allen Arguably Most Critical Piece On...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Put CB Cortez Allen On Right Side In Nickel At Start Of OTAs

While it’s still a little bit too early to write the Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart in pen as we sit here in May, we are already starting to get a glimpse as to how a few things might shake out in the secondary now that cornerback Ike Taylor has retired and Cortez Allen is back […] Steelers Put CB Cortez Allen On Right Side In Nickel At Start Of OTAs is a post from: The post...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

View image | 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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May 20, 2015  |  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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May 09, 2015  |  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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May 06, 2015  |  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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May 02, 2015  |  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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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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