William Gay To Start Again At Left Cornerback Against Colts

Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden will not start at left cornerback Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts as Ed Bouchette reports that defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau stated today that he would stick with the same secondary he used against Seahawks this past week. That means that William Gay will make a second straight start outside and Keenan Lewis will come off the bench to play outside when the Steelers play the nickel. Gay would then slide inside to his accustomed nickel corner spot in those situations.

McFadden has been slowed all preseason with his hamstring injury that forced him to miss most of training camp and all of the preseason games. He was inactive last week against the Seahawks, but has since resumed practicing and was not on the Wednesday injury report.

  • fire arians

    while I don’t think gay is a good cb, gay at 100% is probably much more effective than a hobbled mcfadden.

  • eye-in-the-sky

    I agree, but I say Lewis at LCB and Gay should just play the slot. But they should be in the nickle a lot sunday against Wayne,Garcon, & Collie, so we should get a good look at both.

  • CoverCorner

    Lewis has looked good all preseason and last week I say give him the start, but if Tomlin needs to see more, just keep giving him PT against the top receivers. He looked good aginst DeSean Jackson & Roddy White(this year), Calvin Johnson(last year). I’m interested in seeing what he’ll look like against Wayne, Garcon,Collie…Andre Johnson next week…


    i cant not believe that labeau would let that bum start at corner he cant do the job he is the worst cb that pittsburg ever had if they lose to the colts than dick lebeau is the one to get the blame i would bench him all year you cant defend the guy he is A BUM AT BEST


    they need to cut him right now he is a joke i cant not believ that labeau would make him start he had the job for two years and he still cant cover nobody he needs to but in kenaan lewis and put brown and cortez allen in the nickel and dont make gay dress up for games hes garbage at best period