Steelers ‘Apprehensive’ About Future Of Oft-Injured CB Senquez Golson

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson has two years remaining on his rookie contract it doesn’t sound like the team is counting on him becoming the player they hoped he would be when they drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Mississippi.

During his Thursday talk with the media, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert laid out his current thoughts on Golson, who has yet to play a down in Pittsburgh due to shoulder and foot injuries.

“Last year it was one injury, now it’s two and it’s a foot,” Colbert said, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Anytime a cornerback or a skill guy gets a foot injury, you’re a little concerned. Does he go from being a 4.3 guy to a 4.5? We won’t know until we see him.

“I’m a little more apprehensive. Just from sitting out two years, where you haven’t played at all, it’s not real easy to just step out there and catch up.”

Golson, by the way, reportedly ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.46-seconds at the 2015 scouting combine.

Colbert’s apprehensiveness about Golson is certainly understandable at this point and because of that he’s not ruling out the team addressing the cornerback position during this year’s draft.

“You don’t want to refrain from considering a guy just because of the potential that [Golson] will be OK,” Colbert said, according to Dulac.

After releasing cornerback Justin Gilbert last week, the Steelers were left with four cornerbacks under contract for the 2017 season who were on the roster in 2016 and that includes Golson, who was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list midway through the regular season after rehabbing his surgically repaired Lisfranc injury that he suffered during training camp for several weeks.

While last year’s starting cornerback Ross Cockrell is also likely to be back with the team in 2017 after he receives a restricted free agent tender in the coming weeks, the Steelers could still use another young cornerback to groom.

Golson has a lot to prove this offseason and that starts with him making to the regular season healthy for the first time during his young career. He’ll likely be given every opportunity to compete for a starting nickel corner spot during training camp and at worst hopefully make the team as a depth option and core special team contributor.

While the Steelers might not ultimately use their first-round draft pick this year on a cornerback again like they did last year, you’d have to think that any round after that the position will be strongly considered and with good reason.

As we’ve written about several times, the Steelers could use a short-term and definitely need a long-term upgrade at slot corner. William Gay saw regression last year even if some of it was overstated and Golson has proven unreliable.

Tennessee’s Cam Sutton and Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis are two potential players who could fill in that role. So is Miami (FL)’s Corn Elder, a player we will profile tomorrow morning for Steelers Depot. Elder could be had with a mid-round pick whereas Sutton and Lewis will be off the board by the end of the second round.

We’ve also mentioned possible free agents the Steelers could bring in, allowing Gay to become the backup at all three spots and round out the team’s depth. Captain Munnerlyn is expected to hit the market, D.J. Hayden is a high-profile name who played well when healthy while Kayvon Webster is a low-tier option who should be had for cheap.

  • William Weaver

    Be crazy to depend on him or Martavis. Hope for the best but plan on life without.

  • Lambert58

    Aye Aye, Captain Obvious.

  • Jason Vancil

    So, we can’t rely on Martavis, Ledarius or Senquez. That is a lot of potential talent we can’t rely on.

  • Steve

    Lot of $$$ put out, for not much in return.

  • PapaJuju

    Hello Captain Munnerlyn

  • PapaJuju

    Not so much money for Martavis or Senquez, but yeas on Ladarius.

  • RickM

    Even if they sign a CB in free agency, I don’t see any way they won’t draft one as well. As Colbert says, two years lost to injury and they won’t have a clue how the foot affects him until well after the draft.

  • steelburg

    So if they sign a FA, and draft a guy they will carry 6? I don’t see it unless that 6th guy is very CB/S flexible.

  • steelburg

    Keyvon Webster would be a nice 1 or 2 year option type of guy. Let him and Cockrell battle it out. My the best man win. Webster has more ability then Cockrell, but Cockrell has the experience. Webster may be a good player it’s really not known. But it’s not hard to see why he didn’t crack the line up in Denver, Talib, Harris, and Roby that’s top shelf if you ask me and the best in the business right now.

  • Rotten Sircus

    I’m really routing for Senquez but I’d honestly stay away from the free agent CB’s and look to the draft !!!

  • Biggie

    I’d love to add Captain Munnerlyn before the draft and still pick up another cb in mid rounds. Can then address LB (both inside and out), TE and WR somewhere as well as a versatile DL. RB at some point is likely as well.

  • Applebite

    Bryant will be fine and was active during his time away. It’s not the same as Golson’s time being away from the game and I’d think one would be foolish to compare the two.

  • Steve Johnson

    I wouldn’t depend on LeVeon Bell, Martavis Bryant or Mini-Me (Senquez Golson).

  • Matt Manzo

    That’s what I’m hoping for. That the rookie is like Sean Davis but leans more towards Corner.

  • Patrick Donovan

    Corn Elder is someone id like to see be drafted but it could just be that he is from my hometown

  • Steve Johnson

    Why the Hell does that team have such a difficult time figuring out how to draft CB’s? William Gay? Why would they even consider bringing him back? His performance dropped big time last year; I like William Gay, but this is now a passing league and the Steelers along the way missed the Bus. I could see them drafting 2 CB’s in April, the question is this, will they strike Gold yet again like they did last April, or, is it back to the norm?

  • Matt Manzo

    I just can’t fall in love with Sutton. I’m trying to but I wish he was a better tackler. Round 3, ok. But round 2 I’m not excited about.

  • Bruce

    There is still the possibility of some team making an offer to Cockrell after the Steelers put a 4th round tender on him, then we would have to pick up 2 from either the draft or FA

  • steelburg

    Why would they put a 4th round tender on him and not a 2nd round?

  • Bruce

    because of money and he was originally a 4th round pick, and don’t forget next year he’s gonna want paid, a starter is going to cost in the area of 8mil a year

  • Petherson Silveira

    I´m counting on him. This year will be a turn around for him.

  • William Weaver

    Foolish if you depend on Bryant being available week 1. In that way, same as Golson. Hope they both ply and become stars!

  • steelburg

    I think they have to put the highest tender on him because they don’t have any legitimate options to replace him right now. Cockrell at worst is a average starter who still seems to be improving. They should tender him the highest amount this year and worry about paying him next year. FYI Cockrell will not command a 8 million a year price tag he is more in line for a 3 year 9 million, or a 4 year 16 million contract IMO. What he does those year will give us a better idea of which one but those 2 are in the ball park.

  • PaeperCup

    yup, going CB early in the draft.

    Sounds almost like they see it as a bigger need than TE. Interesting that they are so sure about Green, but apprehensive about Golson.

    I had really high hopes for Golson.

  • steelburg

    As far as I know there aren’t a lot of guys like that in this draft.

  • Aj Gentile

    Only ones that come to mind are Sutton and King

  • Brian Miller

    Kazee from San Diego State!! He may be slightly smaller in stature, but quick feet, hips are pretty fluid, and he is not afraid to tackle..I love him, and definitely think he will be there in the middle rounds (3 – 5) I am thinking, of course you never know.

  • Lambert58

    The idea of not drafting a CB because we have Golson is ludicrous.

  • LucasY59

    IF Golson struggles this yr (which is still an improvement from not even being available) this could be his last chance, its too bad (and very unlucky) that he has been injured, and its not his fault, but I dont see him getting a lot of chances, I hope he is able to step in and contribute, but if he is last on the depth chart and they have drafted a CB they could let Senquez go (getting a rookie and having Golson play well would be the ideal scenario, having more talented CBs is always a good thing)

  • LucasY59

    …it would be like saying the Steelers dont need a CB because they traded for one two yrs in a row

  • Lambert58

    lol good one.

  • LucasY59

    agree on Webster, pointing out that he was burried on the depth chart is good (it shows that he could have more talent than most think, he just had 3 very good guys ahead of him) I also think he is a good ST guy, so those things combined with him likely being a low cost FA make him the best option IMO (and like Kozora pointed out he is friends with AB so he should be interested in coming to Pittsburgh, the better chance of seeing the field makes it a better place than staying in Denver)

  • VaDave

    Speaking of being obvious, having been a Steeler fan for over 50 years, you can’t really depend on anybody. They come and they go. The best bet is to enjoy them while they are here. They’ll be gone before you know it. I kind of got a feeling you’ve been around a while too Lambert58.

  • newguy68

    Depending on what happens during Free Agency, but i would guess the Steelers pick up 2 DBs in this deep DB draft.

    1-2 OLBs
    1 TE
    1 RB
    2 DBs
    1 DL
    1 BPA

  • Daniel

    this dude better play this year man

  • Daniel

    Jourdan Lewis I hope we get him

  • JB Burgess

    Yet, they wont target a CB in the first 3 rounds. The Rooney’s are asleep at the wheel.

  • Robert E Lil

    Just listen to this! 10 years into Tomlin s tenure and they are bone dry at arguably the most important defensive position. And the guy they were counting on…all 5′-9″ of him – he can’t play press coverage because he’s so small! The horrible defense is getting worse

  • TroymanianDevil

    Just saw a report that said Green still hasn’t been cleared yet?
    If that’s true, they really need to think about moving on. I’ve been leaning towards keeping him but man 2 months and he’s still not cleared. Packets were forced to cut Sam Shields after a similar situation

  • Lambert58

    Very true, VaDave. It is a special player that you can count on year in and year out. I really hope Golson can right the ship and have a good career after a couple of tough seasons. We could use his talent. – And yes, you are correct about me being around awhile. Not as long as you, but I’ve been a fan for 40 years.

  • sonnyjones

    He is a beast

  • will

    Dulac does not think that the Steelers need to draft a CB for any reason.

  • steelburg

    King maybe but there is no way Sutton will be able to play safety.

  • steelburg

    I agree. It almost makes to much sense to add him. The special teams value is a plus because if he ends up as a guy they don’t really like at the very least they have a high quality special teams player for a year or 2. My only concern is will Tomlin and staff give him a legitimate chance to beat out Cockrell. We all know how Tomlin feels about his favorites, and Cockrell seems to be high up on that list IMO.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Martavis is, at least on the field, a proven commodity.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Lol, again, Martavis has already shown what he can do on the field.

  • Ryan Alderman

    That’s just a plain stupid thing to say.

  • Ryan Alderman

    You can’t depend on anybody?

  • Ryan Alderman

    I’ll betcha we can rely on at least two of the three.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Six would not be out of the question.

  • gdeuce

    the report said he hasn’t been cleared, but it also said he was no longer in concussion protocol so I don’t know what to make of it

  • WreckIess

    They also just took a 9 game win streak all the way to the AFC Championship game so things really aren’t all that bad…

  • gdeuce

    and that was when he wasn’t serious and didn’t train at all, the sky is the limit now that he’s supposedly left his troubles in the past

  • RickM

    Good point. Probably not.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    This. So easy for ppl to forget. That was a nice ride to be on! Looking forward to a full strength offense and new pieces to the Defense!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    *goes to watch Quez highlights and imagine it’s in a Steeler uni (color rush)*

  • steelburg

    Out of the question no I agree there. But it is highly unlikely IMO.

  • John Pennington

    Dont know how Golson is doing but he is going to have alot of pressure on him to stay healthy and produce or he might be gone. Its a shame he cant stay healthy but just hope he is staying in shape and know the playbook.

  • TroymanianDevil

    Hmm ya that’s weird. Definitely not a detailed report but it’s concerning to me no matter what. One hit in September could basically knock him out for the year.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Worst part of it all is that Golson has gained ZERO experience in his two seasons. When and if he ever gets on the field, he’s still basically a green rookie who’ll have to go through the inevitable growing pains.

  • CP72

    Just over 1 million for Golson… Peanuts.

  • Applebite

    But even if Golson pulls this rehab situation into a good place, the Steelers still need to address the position, because Gay is no longer an actual option for the team. I’m not saying they need to kick Will Gay to the curb, but….

  • SilverSteel

    Yeah, and did you read Colbert’s comments on Green? “We absolutely got what we expected/paid for in Green”. That may have been the most condescending comment to the intelligence of the fan base I have ever read out of this organization. If that was really true, he would not have had to say it.

  • Conserv_58

    Kevin Colbert’s admitting to being concerned about Golson is a no brainer. The kid has been with the team for two years, collecting a paycheck and hasn’t played in his first NFL game yet. In my heart of hearts I feel for Golson. He’s a young promising talent has been bitten hard by the injury bug, twice and both times his season ended before it started. To say this kid has a lot of pressure on him to prove his worth is a huge understatement. It’s make-it-or-break-it time.

  • Conserv_58

    Tell ya one thing, I’m not sure what to make of what’s being said by the team since the season ended when it comes to the player’s health status. The Sammy Coates situation goes from us being told he had hand surgery the week following the AFCCG, to discover it wasn’t hand surgery, but rather he had groin surgery. In today’s Tribune review it’s being reported that Coats had pelvic surgery. WHAT THE HEY, people?!

    As for the reports surrounding Ladarius Green’s health status it’s reasonable to assume that the guy is damaged goods. As a fan, Green’s health status doesn’t pass the smell test. He shouldn’t still be under medical observation. I’m concerned about his ability to ever stay healthy.

  • Conserv_58

    You’re one of those, “The sky is falling!” fans.

    Once you stop running around in circles yelling, “The sky is falling” you’ll realize that the defense is not getting worse. It’s simply a case of the AFCCG exposing their weaknesses for all to see. Then again, it’s not like we didn’t know about those weaknesses either. They were just magnified by the better team.

  • Conserv_58

    Stop it! That’s just plain unfair and unwarranted ignorance talking.

  • Conserv_58

    Ya want to see the secondary improve without having to draft high for a CB?

    Answer: Fix the pathetically underperforming pass rush.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Steelburg –

    Sorry, but I gotta disagree with you on Cockrell. I think his talent level is comparable to Davon House and Buster Skrine, and both of them got just over $6 million/yr. on their second contracts. (And prices are only going up.)

    Despite Cockrell’s shortcomings, he is a young (25) healthy CB with good length and good speed, who has experience raking on opposing teams’ #1 WR. Some bottom dweller team with tons of cap room will pay good money for that. Just as the Jaguars and Jets did with House and Skrine.

    Now whether Cockrell chooses to take less money to stay in Pittsburgh is yet to be seen, but his free agent market value should be closer to $6 million come 2018.

  • Nolrog

    This is why people thought a corner would be considered and why Dulac was completely wrong (he just changed his tune about them drafting a corner.) I never thought you could count on Golson, and with Gay diminishing (not to mention that complete ass kicking by the Patriots), the need for another corner was quite clear (though not as obvious as the need for another OLB.)

  • Nolrog

    Why wouldn’t Bryant be available week 1? He is not coming back from injury, so once his suspension is lifted, he’s good to go.

  • Steve Johnson

    And some fans are so caught up in the excitement of what a player does on the field, they become stupid and can’t comprehend reality. Allow me to explain; Golson was too small to begin with, very fragile and should have never been selected as high as he was. The Steelers clearly reached for him, simply too fragile and been hurt two years in a row, never has played in a preseason game. Martavis Bryant and LeVeon Bell? Where the hell have you been? Both of these players has missed the start of the regular season two years in a row due to drugs. Bryant, missed the entire 2016 season. So, because I made a comment, I wouldn’t trust neither one of them, that is a stupid comment to make? No, that’s not a stupid thing to say, however, your reply was.

  • VaDave

    It depends. A long body of work? Maybe. Week in week out? No. 100% always? Never, until we get androids to play the game.

  • WreckIess

    Seriously. That’s all we need. Guys are acting like we need a huge overhaul with the team even though we were one game away from the Super Bowl. We just need a few changes and we’re good.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Clearly the Steelers don’t agree with you as they’re going to franchise Bell. If Bell wasn’t in the equation, your point would have merit, agreed. Bell came back and earned back some trust and showed his value, and th potential reward with him far outweighs any risk.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Sure, always risk of injury, et cetera. But to say you just can’t depend on ANYBODY? I am counting on the fact that the Steelers will once again field a strong offensive line and running game, feel that can be taken to the bank. Now, could an earthquake hit Pittsburgh on game day or a rash of ACL tears? Absolutely.

  • steelburg

    We are talking about the Jets and the Jaguars here both notorious for over paying guys. Not to mention that both were considered by the teams that signed them to be high quality slot CB’s. House and Skrine are both easily over paid. House will probably be cut this year and Skrine is at best a average slot guy. 3 million is probably a little low, 4-5 million a year is probably more realistic. A 3 year 15 million dollar deal makes a little more sense.

  • VaDave

    Individually? If you are dependent on one player for success? I stand on what I said. Collectively, I would agree there is a much higher degree of dependability. We have the best record over the last almost 50 year of NFL football. Um, that’s pretty dependable if you ask me. And as you said, I think we can depend on a lot of good football this September when the team suits up again. Good thread Ryan.

  • Ryan Alderman

    For the record, I agree with the sentiment regarding Golson in every way. One thing we can absolutely take to the bank is the uncertainty surrounding him and that we must find ways to ramp up that pass rush to beat New England. Not trying to change the subject, but I’m still pretty raw after seeing how Atlanta handled them in the first half. I’m of firm belief that Atlanta simply beat themselves as the moment got a bit too bright for them at the end, but they sure showed the world how to undo the Patriots. Now can we copy their formula, use our ball control offense and dynamic passing game to be HOPEFULLY with the return of a motivated M. Bryant, and finally get this seventh ring?

  • SilverSteel

    I agree. It makes you wonder why we are not letting Gilbert compete for a backup CB spot next year. He was certainly good enough to be depth. One more able body with NFL experience gives me more of a warm and fuzzy than a rook.for depth. It is not like he was breaking the bank.

  • Ryan Alderman

    See, I’m with you. To me this is the guy that really stirs the drink for that offense and would be the missing piece. You put him in the stretching the field as your home run guy along with Brown, Bell, hopefully an even further improved Rogers and J. James, a healthy L. Green (please!!), and maybe even a reinvigorated Sammie Coates along with that line? Man, who’s going to stop this offense!!?

  • Ryan Alderman

    He means if he keeps smoking pot.

  • SilverSteel

    I was reading in a post that Captain was not that great when he played for the Panthers. I am not familiar with him. How good is he?

  • SilverSteel

    Yeah, if you are a Tomlin favorite and you play decent ball – you will never leave the field. Even if you are not so decent in a few instances.

  • VaDave

    Amen bro! Spot on.

  • SilverSteel

    We did not need to see Atlanta to know how good teams beat the Pats. There are plenty of examples over the last 3 years and they all do it the same way, We just ignored that and did what we did on D – the exact opposite, which still gets to me. Brady should never see a soft zone. Two years ago, Belicheck was actually poking fun at teams who try that against him and said that no one ever tries that anymore – and wins.

  • SilverSteel

    I thought that he needed to get re instated by Godell and he applied for that already, What if he says no?

  • ATL96STEELER

    You’re right about Bryant, but he’s put his career in the hands of the commish. He likely will be re-instated but that’s not a given. Even if he is…we don’t know if he’s truly solved the issues he has with pot.

    It’s a different reason or circumstance with Bryant, but Weaver is right, you really can’t rely on Golson or Bryant at this point.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Hard to argue the point. How long have we been this zone dominated type defense exactly? Look how many years they were No. 1 in the league not too terribly long ago playing it I suspicion? Look at what they did to the mighty Colts and Peyton Manning with it. Is it the zone per se or simply execution due to a lack of pass rush personnel? Falcons seemed to be using man and rushing four and wreaking havoc, though, weren’t they? Wonder how that that old Eagles defense under Buddy Ryan would have fared? Man, that D line could bring it!

  • Ryan Alderman

    Should at least from a mental standpoint be there, but nothing like lacing them up and getting out on the field, agreed. Golson gets discussed more than anyone I can ever remember without having played a single snap. An incredible enigma but intriguing nonetheless.

  • SilverSteel

    Agreed. Brady is the best timing/accuracy guy in the league. You have to disrupt that on the line or you don’t have a shot – especially when your offense is not clicking. Using that strategy would also give the D Line more time to get there. Sometimes you only need a half second more to make the play.

    Teams knew how to approach Brady when the Giants beat them in the SB years ago. I truly believe it is the ONLY way to beat him. There is not several ways – just one. pressure and press. He is just too good at reading defenses and picking the zones apart. I can’t stand Brady or Belicheck, but I have to give them their due. Even when thy don’t cheat, they are still the best – year after year it seems.

  • SilverSteel

    I remember how excited I was when we landed him. I still have some hope for him, but it will be a tough climb. There is so much force/pressure on the feet for these quick CBs when you plant and change direction. I hope he did not lose a step already.

  • SilverSteel

    I was very surprised at the performance of the D during that 9 game run. They were really gelling and playing with energy. I am feeling goood about this year if we add a few pieces to the puzzle.

  • Conserv_58

    The question that I would like answered is, “What kind of foot injury did he suffer?” If it was a plantar fascia injury, that’s pretty serious because it supports the arch of the mid foot area. It connects the heal bone to the toes. If fans remember, that’s exactly what happened to Stonio Holmes when he was in his first year with the jets. It sidelined him for a whole season. Stonio was never the same player after returning.

  • TroymanianDevil

    That is true, he wouldn’t have to say it
    I don’t read toooo much into things said to the media, those statements are very political. And perhaps he just meant on the field, they got what they wanted, but who knows.

    All I know is I just want him to be healthy if he’s gonna be on the roster next season

  • William Weaver

    On the field he is a beast. Highest ceiling of any player outside maybe Randy Moss. Not kidding! He has to get on the field and stay eligible. He had his mom come stay with him to stay out of trouble and flew right by the 10 game suspension to the full year. I am not saying he won’t make it back. I hope like hell he does. I would just plan as an organization that he won’t be there so I am prepared just in case. Unstoppable offense with him, a healthy Green, better Eli, and killer B’s. You are correct! Be fun to watch.

  • William Weaver

    Like Cam Hayward last season? Best defensive player went down injured. No fault of his but you have to be prepared for things like that because the game is so crazy violent. Pouncey too. He is a great, great football player but has missed seasons. You are right. You can’t depend on anyone playing 16 games. Depth is vital. One thing you can depend on is next season we WILL lose a starter due to injury. We though we knew how Woodley’s career would unfold didn’t we? Nope. Or Santonio Holmes? Kendrell Bell? The NFL has stayed away from fully guaranteed contracts for a reason. Keep plugging guys in and hoping for the best.

  • Jim Foles

    A FA CB for sure… Hopefully one that can play 16 games.. Not a Green type CB.

  • Lambert58

    Yeah I have no idea what he’s thinking. Strengthening the CB position is critical for us getting over the hump. And because we are stacked at quite a few positions, this gives us the luxury to be aggressive in the draft. CB should be a priority imo.

  • nikgreene

    In other news: If you go outside when its raining you get wet.

  • VaDave

    Next man up, eh?

  • popsiclesticks

    Steelers best hope for a Super Bowl is one year with AB and Martavis.

  • popsiclesticks

    So small that he had a non-contact foot injury? So easy to say in hindsight.

    Bryant I’ll give you but Bell has not actually failed a drug test by most accounts. I’ll count on him.

  • popsiclesticks

    He’s got a point. Can you depend on Ben or Shazier to not get hurt? Can you count on the strong OL….well, what if Pouncey and Gilbert get hurt?

  • popsiclesticks

    It’s somewhat encouraging that they thought he might be able to return in-season, but Lisfranc injuries are bad news and ruined Santonio Holmes.

  • William Weaver

    Vital

  • William Weaver

    Spence made it back.. if he can do it so can Golson. Hopefull

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I like that where going to make an effort in resigning guys that were catalyst in it so we have fewer pieces to draft for!

  • Cwallace

    Mr Alderman you and gdeuce are spot on. I don’t know if all our fan base fully realize what a difference Bryant makes across the line of scrimmage. I keep saying it…he could be a baby Randy Moss and ironically they have/had a few things in common with the bud and working out properly in the offseason. Didn’t stop Moss and I hope Martavis comes back mad that he’s wasted a portion of his career and is down to one strike and doesn’t want to be another Josh Gordon/ Justin Blackmon. ..two stud receivers home blowing grass sitting on their a..

  • Cwallace

    Tomlin and Co made me look like everything I said about Bradshaw was wrong. I defended his coaching acumen all season and previous seasons but he looked dumb and lost against the pats and I’m more upset…him being a former defensive coordinator.. made himself look like a cheerleader with nothing to cheer about. If he’s going to get the recognition I think he deserves as a coach, he’s going to have to not get out coached against the pats …and a few other coaches, so blatantly …this team has to much talent on the roster to even be finishing with more than 4 losses-any season any schedule….and they shouldn’t have to win 8 in a row to just get in. That taxes your players. If you gonna do that tax the DC and special teams coaches..all year!

  • FanInExile

    Hmmmm. Darelle Revis might be spending quite a bit more time in the Pittsburgh area than he’d planned. Think we should give him a look?

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Usually I have a read on a player but with him there’s literally nothing, not even a single preseason game, to judge him by.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nope.

  • FanInExile

    Exactly. Kinda hard to contribute when the team’s (throwback) uni has horizontal stripes, and his are vertical.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Not really that it’s just that he’s been injured and he is older. We’d be signing him on his name alone.

  • Thomas

    Steelers draft a DB in 1st 3 rounds, I think that guaranteed

  • John

    Let’s hope for the best with Golson and assume he can play. You can play the “what if” game with almost anyone in terms of health. Who can we really count on? Heyward coming back? Harrison at 39? DuPree after injury this year? Ben? Bell? WIliams? Martavis? Wheaton? Coates? You get the point. No sense wondering. You assume everyone will be fine, do a little contingency planning and move on.