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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Working Out Former Liberty CB Kevin Fogg Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers might be in need of another practice squad cornerback with Cortez Allen now out for the season and veteran Ike Taylor banged up following the win over the Cincinnati Bengals. According to his agent, free agent cornerback Kevin Fogg is working out for the Steelers Tuesday. Good luck @Kevin_Fogg in Pittsburgh today! […] Report: Steelers Working Out Former...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Unlikely To Part Ways With CB Cortez Allen After Miserable 2014 Season

In a surprising move Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed cornerback Cortez Allen on injured reserve as the former fourth-round draft pick evidently couldn’t overcome the thumb injury that he suffered during practice prior to the Week 11 Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. Now that the struggling cornerback has had his season ended, several in […] Steelers Unlikely...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers activate Jarvis Jones, place Cortez Allen on IR

            The Pittsburgh Steelers activated linebacker Jarvis Jones from the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List and placed cornerback Cortez Allen on the team’s Reserve/Injured List. Jones, a second-year linebacker, had 14 tackles (seven solo) along with 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble before suffering an injury...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Activate OLB Jarvis Jones, Place CB Cortez Allen On I.R.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday that they have activated OLB Jarvis Jones from the short-term injured reserve list and placed CB Cortez Allen on the I.R. list. Pittsburgh had until December 15 to remove Jones from injured reserve, but he was able to return to practice a few weeks ago, so it’s not all that surprising to him back before the later deadline. Jones suffered...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Activate LB Jarvis Jones To 53 Man Roster, CB Cortez Allen Placed On IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their 2013 first-round draft pick back on the field Sunday for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals as linebacker Jarvis Jones was activated Saturday afternoon to the 53 man roster from the injured reserve/designated to return list. To make room for Jones on the roster, conerback Cortez Allen was placed on […] Steelers Activate LB Jarvis Jones...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Steelers Draft Needs and Potential Targets

Cornerback #457066362 / Cornerback is most certainly the position that needs the most attention.  The Steelers failed to select a cornerback early this year, despite the fact that Ike Taylor is likely done after this year.  William Gay also has not been good this year either.  The Steelers will bring back Cortez Allen, after signing him to a long term...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Midseason Player Evaluations: Cortez Allen

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as a whole has suffered its […] Midseason Player Evaluations: Cortez Allen is a post from: Steelers Depot The...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Allen Ruled Out; Gilbert, Shazier Both Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report for the upcoming game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and it includes two players being ruled out on it. Cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) will both miss Sunday’s game. Allen is still recovering from having pins inserted into his […] Steelers Injury Report: McLendon...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for Thanksgiving Day 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Steeler Nation! I hope you take the time to be thankful for even just one thing today as you enjoy food and football. -Greetings from Wisconsin where I’m spending time with family in Madison. Last time I was in the “Land of Cheeseheads” I was enjoying a Steelers victory over the Packers late last season. Always nice to hang that over the Packer-loving family...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone Practices!

It hasn’t been a great season for the defense. An already-shaky unit only faced more adversity as players they rely on left with injury, one after another. The team’s last two first round picks, linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier, have missed most of the season. Troy Polamalu, the ever-present former superhero, has been replaced by Will Allen, who might as well be his...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon Questionable For Sunday, Cortez Allen Dealing With Broken Thumb

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to get several injured players back this week for their Sunday home game against the New Orleans Saints and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of the team from a health standpoint during his Tuesday press conference. Tomlin said that safety Troy Polamalu (knee) practiced Monday as he looks to […] Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon Questionable...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown of Willie Gay vs. Tennessee

Willie Gay has taken on a bit of a leadership role for a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has been banged up this season. At the start of the year Gay was listed as the nickel corner in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense, but an injury to Ike Taylor and poor play from Cortez Allen has thrust Gay into the No. 1 corner role for a resurgent Steelers team that has found itself in second place...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Shamarko Thomas, Cortez Allen Limited Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and the new injury report shows a few minor changes. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) all sat out again on Friday […] Steelers Injury Report: Shamarko Thomas, Cortez...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the nickel defense would be their bread and butter entering this season, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Of course, the long-term injury to Ike Taylor and the demotion of Cortez Allen—the team’s two starting cornerbacks—didn’t make that plan any more accessible. But an equally important issue in […] Steelers vs Jets Film...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen Must Play To Prove He Can Be Trusted

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen has gone from playing every snap on defense for the Steelers to logging some time on special teams. After struggling heavily against the Cleveland Browns, he was demoted to playing in sub-packages the following week. Two weeks later, he had another disastrous showing, and he was benched entirely on defense. […] Cortez Allen Must Play...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Antwon Blake Steps Up For Steelers In Sub-Package

After a string of frustratingly inconsistent games from starting cornerback Cortez Allen, the Pittsburgh Steelers made the tough decision to demote him to sub-package duty three games ago against the Houston Texans. The move seemed to make sense at the time. Replacing him in the starting lineup was Brice McCain, who’d spent his entire career […] Antwon Blake Steps Up For Steelers...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Patchwork Secondary Stepping Up

This past off-season it was agreed by most people that cornerback was one of the Steelers’ biggest positions of need going into the 2014 draft. Many people were pretty shocked when they didn’t select a corner until the 5th round in the draft. Back in April if you told a Steelers fan that they’d be without Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen was riding the bench, they’d assume this...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: CB Brice McCain Guilty Of Poor Technique Early Against Ravens

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was taken out of the starting lineup several weeks ago, he was replaced by Brice McCain in the base defense. While the Steelers have managed to win their last three games with McCain as the starter, I’m sure they can’t wait to get veteran Ike Taylor back on the […] Steelers Film Room: CB Brice McCain Guilty Of Poor Technique...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Antwon Blake to replace Cortez Allen in Steelers lineup Sunday night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is going through a rough stretch of games, and has been very inconsistent this season. What makes it worse is that Allen seems to be regressing after receiving a five-year, $26 million contract extension. His progression the last two seasons warranted the new deal, and no one can put a finger on why his play has been so lackluster in 2014...
Via Down and Distance
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Cortez Allen Breakdowns

By Alex Kozora Although there were countless exciting moments to cover from the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, we’ll try and tackle one of the most glaring negatives. The plays that led to Cortez Allen’s benching. We’ll break down some technique and mental issues that contributed to his poor performance and why […] Kozora Video: Breaking Down...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […] Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Think Ike Taylor Can Help Cortez Allen Bounce Back From Benching

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen played so poorly Sunday in the win over the Indianapolis Colts that it resulted in him being benched late in the fourth quarter in favor of Antwon Blake. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked whether or not he still has confidence in his struggling cornerback. […] Steelers Think Ike Taylor Can Help Cortez...
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October 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

SCB Steelers Mid-Season Report

Just as we did through the first four games of the season, we’ll now take time to evaluate the Steelers through the first eight games of the 2014 season. Offense  The Steelers currently possess a quarterback with the second most yards in the NFL, a receiver with the second most yards in the league and a running back with the third most yards in the league. It’s tough to argue...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached New Levels Against Colts

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had a bad game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts would a huge understatement. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to recall a game played so poorly by a Steelers cornerback. Allen, who signed a four year contract extension worth $24.6 million just prior to the start of the […] Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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