Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […] Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steel City Blitz Quick Hitters for August 9th, 2014

Preseason Game #1: Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0 at New York Giants 1-0 TV: KDKA in Pittsburgh. Catch the replay on NFLN at 12am Sunday. Radio: WDVE Synopsis: The Steelers look to pick up where they left off after finishing strong in 2013. Look for the Steelers to run the ball a lot tonight in an effort to get the running game going heading into the season. The Giants beat Buffalo in last...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers CB William Gay Once Again Getting Limited Work At Safety

With starting Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu (concussed birth certificate) and Mike Mitchell (groin) both sidelined Sunday during practice, cornerback William Gay actually got to take a few reps with the first-team safeties in their absence. This is not the first time such an event has happened as defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has been […] Steelers CB William...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers CB William Gay Continuing Mentoring Tradition

It’s always great to hear about veteran Pittsburgh Steelers players taking the younger ones on the roster under their wing in order to try to speed up their development. Eighth-year cornerback William Gay is the latest such player to talk about assuming that leadership role on the team and he talked Thursday about how he’s […] Steelers CB William Gay Continuing Mentoring Tradition...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Training Camp Battle Reports: Cornerbacks

When you look at the cornerbacks for the Pittsburgh Steelers you see some depth but no real superstars. Ike Taylor is past his prime but believes he can bounce back from a poor 2013 campaign. Cortez Allen is entering a pivotal season where he needs to prove to the Steelers and himself that he can be a full-time starter in Pittsburgh for years to come. William Gay has always been...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Training Camp Battles: Defensive Backs

CornerbacksLocks: Ike Taylor, William Gay, Cortez AllenBattling: Isaiah Green vs. Antwon Blake vs. Brice McCain vs. Shaquille RichardsonAvailable: 2 spotsThe Skinny: The Steelers will undoubtedly keep at least five cornerbacks, especially considering the pass-heavy offensive attacks of today’s NFL. Their options lack experience and size for the most part, so the Steelers will have...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing A Championship Roster – Same Difference In The Slot For William Gay

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […] Replacing A Championship Roster...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the Steelers 2014 Defensive Starters

#462921727 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Steelers have some interesting battles along their defense.  The Steelers defense was down production wise last season, but this year the are looking to improve.  They made moves in the off-season to get better and younger through the draft and through free agency. A little while back, I projected the Steelers offensive starters, and...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

“Speed” on Display as Steelers’ OTAs Roll On

Prior to the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs) I gave you three buzz words to listen for a lot as coaches and players spoke after each session. One of those words was “speed.” I don’t deserve a pat on the back for that nor do I want one because it was pretty common to expect the term to be used a lot considering the infusion of it during the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

PFF Names Steelers CB William Gay A Secret Superstar For His Play In 2013

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to sign back cornerback William Gay last offseason after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals, you would have thought they signed NBA forward Rudy Gay, judging by the overall reaction by the fan base. While several laughed at the signing, it was William Gay that wound up having the […] PFF Names Steelers CB William Gay A Secret Superstar...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Shazier shocker, grading the first round pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a detour from the route that was supposed to lead them to a cornerback or wide receiver in the first round of last night’s NFL Draft. The detour led the Steelers to inside linebacker, Ryan Shazier, out of Ohio State. The Steelers desperately need help in the secondary and I had them improving it by drafting a cornerback in the first round. However,...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Should Keep William Gay In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers look awfully smart one year out for having re-signed William Gay last offseason, turning in arguably the best year of his career in 2013 and stepping into the starting lineup in representative fashion when Cortez Allen was injured, and then again when Allen struggled on the field. It’s quite a luxury to […] Steelers Should Keep William Gay In The Slot...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

William Gay Happy With His Decision To Return To Family Atmosphere In Pittsburgh

When cornerback William Gay was released last offseason by the Arizona Cardinals after just one season out in the desert, he knew right away that he wanted to go back to the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, if at all possible. Gay recently shared his thoughts about that process and decision with Teresa Varley of steelers.com. "When I first came...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – CB William Gay

By Matthew Marczi 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 to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

William Gay Fined for No-Call vs. Browns

Among the other bad and/or bizarre news coming at us this holiday season from all sides, from injuries to the offensive line to coaches playing defense, we have another fine against a Steeler for a non-call two freaking weeks ago. Steelers nickelback William Gay will be fined over $15,000 for a hit on Jason Campbell that knocked the Browns quarterback out of the game. Two...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Pittsburgh’s William Gay fined for hit on Jason Campbell

Pittsburgh’s William Gay was fined $15,750 on Friday, thus confirming that last Sunday’s officiating crew missed a penalty on his hit to the head of Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. The fine specifically was for “unnecessary roughness based on the delivery of a forcible blow to the head/neck of a quarterback in the pocket.” The fine amount was identical to the one assessed...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers CB William Gay Fined $15,750 For Hitting Browns QB Jason Campbell In The Head

According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell when "he unnecessarily delivered a forcible blow to his opponent's head and neck." NFL fines Willie Gay $15,750 for unnecessary roughness on Campbell. "He unnecessarily...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

William Gay Quiets The Chorus For Another Week

By Matthew Marczi It seemed as though last week’s brutal 55-point defensive effort against the New England Patriots was just what the doctor ordered for those whose fandom comes paired with a complementary agenda. One of the house favorites over the past five years has been that infamous chorus, “William Gay sucks!” The choir was bereft of its muse for a season, as Gay spent...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran CB Gay making big impact in 2nd stint with Steelers

William Gay doesn't paint with a broad brush. Instead, he splashes the canvas with simplistic colors void of interpretative shades. In reality, the Steelers' veteran cornerback envisions most everything on the football field as black or white. There are no gray areas, no room for ambiguity. He either makes a play or he doesn't. He either shuts down a receiver or he...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

William Gay Proving Critics Wrong In 2013

When William Gay signed with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2011 season, there wasn’t a happier fan than me. I don’t disagree that Gay had a decent final season with the Steelers, I could never get image of him being repeatedly burned against the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. That entire 2010 season it seemed like if the opposing team had a big play you would see...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Play William Gay Knows He Nearly Allowed One Against The Ravens

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay will remain the starter opposite Ike Taylor and certainly deserves to be. Gay, who has long been the whipping boy for Steelers fans around the world, is currently ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 15th best cornerback in the league seven weeks into the season and if told that, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau likely wouldn'...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers CB William Gay thriving in return

William Gay's second stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers is starting to look like a better version of the first. Gay spent five seasons with the Steelers before leaving in 2012 to play in Arizona. He returned to Pittsburgh last spring. The Steelers brought him in as insurance policy. Gay took the opportunity to become a starter. Gay made a handful of big plays in last week&...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers CB William Gay Listed As Co-Starter On Raiders Game Depth Chart

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is having a great season thus far and as a result he is currently listed as the co-starter along with Cortez Allen on the latest depth chart released by the team Tuesday. Gay registered three total tackles in the Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens and allowed just three receptions for 29 yards in the game. While Gay was beaten deep for...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Top Three Apologies Fans Owe To Their Steelers

By Michael K Reynolds It’s often said that Steelers fans are among the most knowledgeable and savvy in the league, but it doesn’t mean we’re perfect. Alright, let’s face it. Most of us are, at best, highly experienced amateurs. So we’re certainly not above admitting when we’re wrong. Here are the top three apologies fans owe to their Steelers. William Gay is a quality...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

William Gay Deserves Some Credit For The Steelers First Takeaway Of The Season

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has not received enough credit for his play thus far this season and in reality, he deserves a little bit of credit for the first defensive takeaway of the year that was registered Sunday against the New York Jets by safety Ryan Clark. On the play, as Tunch Ilkin pointed out on Monday, Jets tight end Konrad Reuland goes in motion to Gay...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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