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William Gay Predicts Ten Interceptions For The Steelers Cornerbacks In 2013

According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay predicts the cornerbacks can register ten interceptions in 2013.

Being that Gay, Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen have all combined to intercept 26 passes in 18 combined years played, that\'s quite a lofty goal. In fact, the last time Steelers cornerbacks combined to have that many interceptions in a regular season was in 2000 when Dewayne Washington and Chad Scott each had five.

During his Saturday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Gay\'s prediction.

"I really think when it comes to interceptions, it\'s not about the number you get; it\'s about what you do with the opportunities that you get," said Tomlin. "I base my opinion in regards to interceptions based on the number of opportunities. So as long as we\'re catching our share of the opportunities, I think that\'s what\'s important.

"Quite frankly, you can play great ball sometimes and just based on how quarterbacks operate; you\'re not going to have opportunities to pick the ball off. So I think measuring DBs or units solely on interception numbers is somewhat inaccurate, in my opinion."

If the Steelers cornerbacks are going to take advantage of their opportunities in an effort to intercept ten balls this season, you would have to figure that Allen would be the one to lead the way. Last season he registered the first two of his career, and they both came in the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

As for Gay, his career high in a season is two. Taylor? If he gets two in one season that will be reason enough to celebrate. Ten? I won\'t hold my breath for that, and I don\'t believe Tomlin will either.

Maybe Gay thinks Rod Woodson has been hanging Latrobe these past few weeks because he\'s part of the team.

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  • bonairsfavoriteson

    LOL, Now we know why they brought Gay back, to be the team , good humor man. nothing wrong with that, every team needs a light moment or two.

  • JPDQ

    Two thoughts on this:


    2) “I really think when it comes to interceptions, it’s not about
    the number you get; it’s about what you do with the opportunities that
    you get,” said Tomlin. “I base my opinion in regards to interceptions
    based on the number of opportunities. So as long as we’re catching our
    share of the opportunities, I think that’s what’s important.”

    - Mike Tomlin could (and maybe should) be in politics. His double-talk would fit in nicely in Washington. On the other hand, I generally think he’s way too honest and well-intentioned to suffer the company of those scumbags.

  • cencalsteeler

    I’ll believe it when I see it!

  • dgh57

    Gay may be on to something here!

    Rod Woodson should know a thing or two about how to get INTs, he got plenty of them in his playing days. Woodson may be imparting his wisdom in whatever form that may come in and has gotten into Gay’s head and the other DBs about how to go about securing INTs! Why else would Gay make such a comment?

  • Mike Sweeney

    It’s nice to dream and dream big. He’s quietly telling the front 7, to get after the quarterback, to create the possibility of an interception. More heat, less blabbing about predictions and hope we can have some healthy corners return from injuries.

  • Kolie Oak

    The page is turned!!!!

  • Luke Shabro

    I predict William Gay will have 15 interceptions to beat out Dick “Night Train” Lane. Gay is an unstoppable force that can play man, press and zone coverage. He is virtually the greatest corner of all time and can be left alone on an island not only with any team’s top receiver but their second and third receiver at the same time. God bless you and your ballhawking skills William Gay

  • Kolie Oak

    I was at first in belief…

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