Steelers Sign CB Coty Sensabaugh To Two-Year Contract


The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a busy Monday as not only did they sign free agent running back Knile Davis to a one-year contract, they also signed cornerback Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year contract.

Sensabaugh, who played his college football at Clemson and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams last March and would up getting cut in October. He ultimately signed with the New York Giants and appeared in 10 games for them on his way to registering 15 total tackles for them.

Sensabaugh will probably be asked to compete for a slot cornerback position in Pittsburgh in addition to being asked to play on special teams. His best season so far came as a member of the Titans in 2015 when he recorded 60 total tackles, two interceptions and 8 defensed passes.

The Steelers entered the offseason with question marks related to the slot position and that’s mostly related to veteran William Gay getting up there in age and former second round draft pick Senquez Golson having yet to play a down in the NFL because of injuries.

The financials of Sensabaugh’s two-year contract are not yet known and I will pass them along to you as soon as they become available.


  • srdan

    Who?

  • Spencer Krick

    There’s the CB everyone wanted, lol.

  • Chris92021

    Good. We added some depth to the secondary. Hopefully Sensabaugh can be a solid nickel for us and provide good special teams coverage.

    I am still hoping for a one year deal for low money for Darrelle Revis though.

  • William Weaver

    Makes sense abaugh.. lol

  • Grant Humphrey

    I am too but it’s looking less likely now

  • Anton Smolka

    Nice depth being added. Hopefully Golson stays healthy and we have a nice camp battle between Gay, Golson, and Coty.

  • ThatGuy

    I would be lying if I said I have seen any snaps he was on the field for.

  • Anton Smolka

    Coty Sensabaugh

  • Jason

    Who exactly did everyone want?

  • RickM

    I know he’s not what most wanted. But he did sign for 3 years with the Rams for upwards of $19 Million last off-season and he was unbelievably cut after 4 games. Yes he had a bad first game and was benched, but they hardly gave him a chance. I think he was decent as a back-up for the Giants behind some quality CB starters. I actually like the signing.

  • AndyR34

    OK…this will be a big help! Someone who couldn’t hack it with the Rams and barely saw the field with the Giants. Our season is saved, our secondary is now much improved and it’s on to #7! (face palm!)

  • D.j. Reynolds

    Sensabaugh could turn into something (he has the athletic ability), and I hope he does. I also hope this is a cheap deal just in case he can’t win a roster spot! I’m OK with both depth signings today and I hope we also get Alualu. As long as these are deals on the cheaper-side-of-things, the Steelers are filling depth/competition needs.

  • AndyR34

    Who?

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Lol

  • Spencer Krick

    I think everyone was on the Logan Ryan train.

  • Chris92021

    I think Revis won’t sign a deal until right before the draft. It’s not like he’s desperate for money or hard up on trying to get with a team or anything. Plus not everyone is exactly banging his door down to sign him like 2 years ago. Just give it a few more weeks.

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Thats what everyone said when we drafted burns too but I understand

  • D.j. Reynolds

    Also, the Rams played him on the outside instead of in the slot where he should have been.

  • AndyR34

    Logan Ryan…oh wait…not everybody wanted him. Many were looking for sdditional ‘depth’, not an improvement.

  • RickM

    Yep, he’s an inside guy. The Giants supposedly were interested in keeping him, but of course that’s rumor.

  • srdan

    hahah good work

  • Spencer Krick

    For the low low price of 10 Mil a season you could have had a player that was on the field 60% of the time.

  • heath miller

    Lets play STEELERS FREE ANGENT TRIVIA…. what do the steelers 3 FA signings have in common?

  • Shane Mitchell

    Poor tackler…SMH……tackling has been his weak point everywhere he has played.

  • AndyR34

    He is guaranteed a roster spot…he did a 2-year deal and they are never cut.

  • Chris92021

    Burns, Cockrell (unless someone wants to give us a 4th round pick), Golson, Sensabaugh, Gay as the CBs.
    Mitchell, Davis, Golden, Dangerfield as the safeties. I would like to see us add another stud in the first two rounds to this group in the draft and also kick the tires on Darrelle Revis for a one-year deal.

  • D.j. Reynolds

    They’re cheap, non-risky players that provide depth/competition.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Ewwww

  • JT

    You would think veterans from bad coaching situations would make bargain pickups. At the very least, he has to be a slight bump over Shabazz.

  • Trevor

    They don’t impact compensatory picks because they were cut

  • T3xassteelers

    Best season was only 2 years ago.. he just didn’t get enough PT last year. It’ll be a cheap deal. I’m an optimist! Welcome aboard, Coty!

  • Jason

    Money has to play a factor. But I’m all for an improvement.

  • heath miller

    yep and that train left the depot long ago…. allll aboarddddddddd ?? not the steelers .. but we got 3 FA now .. SPLASH

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Congrats Coty! Can’t wait to see what you got! You better not disappoint! #nopressure

  • StillersInThe6

    How does one sign a 3 year contract only to be cut 1 month into the season? #yikes

  • heath miller

    is thats mikes bother from ohio state and he just spells it wrong? lmao

  • AndyR34

    Oh…I think he would beat out Cockrell and just shift inside when the slot was used. But…matters little for we’re never going to find out.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Turn into something? He’s 28 , he is what he is. A backup.

  • D.j. Reynolds

    FWIW, the Ram’s starting cbs were better than ours (or at least were supposed to be).

  • heath miller

    both true but not the answer im looking for .. good guesses guys

  • AndyR34

    Me too, but…I don’t see this as an improvement.

  • RickM

    He better be. He won’t be vet minimum, pretty much for sure.

  • Spencer Krick

    Both Ryan and Hightower just wanted too much for what they were going to be asked to do. I hope they hit in the draft, man. It’s clearly what they’re counting on.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    They all suck?

  • StillersInThe6

    To be fair, if you’re a serious football fan, ie. watch a good amount of games year-in-year-out, you would have definitely heard of him. Maybe not positive associations, but relevant, nonetheless.

  • heath miller

    good guess not what i was looking for

  • heath miller

    good guess not what i was lookign for

  • Spencer Krick

    They like toast?

  • heath miller

    close…. closest so far.. getting warmer lol

  • stan

    He didn’t exactly shine with the Giants last year. I hope they got him cheaply.

  • Shane Mitchell

    because he cant tackle worth a damn for the slot position.

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Busy day for steelers..we n a free agent frenzy now….signing players left n right

  • Nolrog

    Yay, whooohoo, so excited at the signing of this guy, and that other guy,

  • Jeff Papiernik

    So I’m guessing him and Golson will compete for one spot and we draft a guy to play the outside? So the 5 corners on the roster will be Burns, Cockrell, Gay, draft pick, and either Golson/Sensabaugh. Anyone think differently?

  • heath miller

    answer will be posted at 4pm

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I know we always say Arizona is Pittsburgh West and Tennessee has become Pittsburgh South but do you suppose the people in Tennessee are going to start calling us Tennessee North?

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Well this guy played with Marty in college

  • heath miller

    FLASH TRIVIA CONTEST ANSWER .. all 3 have a 50/50 chance of making the 53 .. we will play trivia from time to time and we will send the winners a FREE STEELERS GIFT .. jeff was the closest… congrats jeff

  • Jeff McNeill

    Lol had they signed Logan many fans would have complained he cost to much, now they complain the team did not sign him. No win situation. I for one am glad they do not listen to us fans.

  • srdan

    I’d consider myself an avid fan. Only Sansabaugh I heard of is the safety from the cowboys.

    That doesn’t make this guy bad, or bring to question my footballdom!

  • Spencer Krick

    Well, Ross is a UFA next year, right? So it would be wise to have someone ready to take over that other outside spot. Signing Sensabaugh to a two year deal would make sense, in case the guy you get this year doesn’t pan out.

  • JohnB

    I thought Robey-Coleman would’ve been a better fit at slot but he was benched last year so who knows.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Sweet! I won something

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Lol

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Sensabaugh is playing the slot though, not the outside.

  • srdan

    I like the insight

  • Shane Mitchell

    If I had to pick who would be the worst CB to add to the roster in free agency for a team that was one of the worst tackling in the NFL. This guy would have been very high on the list of players to avoid.

  • heath miller

    lol no you were only close.. oh what the hell .. send me your address offline and i wil send you something .. close enough … and you made me laugh

  • Spencer Krick

    Take this for what it’s worth, but Sensabaugh said he could play both. It will be interesting to see if he gets any work on the outside.

  • John Noh

    Well then, he’d fit right in!

  • AndyR34

    Well, Sensabaugh was a starter at first, I believe. As for better than ours(?)…wouldn’t be a stretch.

  • steelburg

    The irony lol, you are a fan of this signing and I’m a fan of the Davis signing. All in all I think both moves were smart. They are adding decent competition in position groups that need it, and the moves opens up the draft for them to stick with there usual best player available approach. None of these guys are guaranteed spots and I think they know that so we are getting some pretty hungry players with some first round athletic ability with Hunter, Davis, and now Sensabaugh.

  • AndyR34

    Preach it!

  • Spencer Krick

    Giants just signed Valentino Blake.

  • Shane Mitchell

    How is he going to play the slot when he cant tackle worth a damn?

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Hahaha

  • Jeff Papiernik

    How is he going to play any position on D if that’s the case?

  • AndyR34

    He’ll fit right in w/many of them!

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    That’s actually who I thought this was lol. I didn’t know there were two sensabaughs.

  • AndyR34

    Well..he’s probably cheap, which is the first criterion; then he’s likely breathing; and with a tackling weakness fits right into our MO!

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Nah, that 10 mil a year would have been well worth it in our case.

  • Sdale

    Hehe, I’m just waiting to find out the undiscovered medical red flag. Then the trifecta would be complete.

  • AndyR34

    I think Sensabaugh is pretty much guaranteed a spot…they virtually never cut FA signings w/2 year contracts.

  • heath miller

    OMG .. now thats funny

  • Jeff McNeill

    Easy to say before he plays a game.

  • AndyR34

    Ha! To replace Sensabaugh! Tells us all we need to know!

  • D.j. Reynolds

    He was a late-bloomer in college…it happens in the pros too (albeit rare). I grant you that “turn into” probably wasn’t the best phrase, rather “become a decent slot cb” is what I meant. Surely you don’t mean to say folks can’t get better anymore once they’re 28?

  • Spencer Krick

    lol, probably.

  • heath miller

    dont forget the 3rd other guy too … maybe we are trying ot be the no name defense ? we got a d*mn good start

  • StillersInThe6

    Well we’ve played him several times over the years. Not taking shots at anyone’s fandom lol, just a name I thought would be much more familiar around here.

  • heath miller

    omg … funniest answer .. not correct but fully as h*ll

  • Spencer Krick

    It was my shot in the dark, haha.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Plays man to man slot and outside well
    Tackles
    Knows NE’s offense
    Kills 3 of our birds with one stone.
    I doubt anyone here would have been complaining over a couple extra million they would have never seen.

  • srdan

    Nah, i took it as a joke bud. We all pay attention to different stuff. Some guys know the 5th db on every team, some guys can tell you rotational LB on teams. It’s all in what part of the game you like.

  • heath miller

    funny as hell

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Depends on the position, DBs, not so much.

  • Spencer Krick

    Thank you 🙂

  • Ni mo

    He’s 5″7 no way

  • Joseph Shaw

    Well, sure, if you wanna go the whole “win now by signing Coty Sensabaugh” route…

  • Spencer Krick

    Maybe he could wear platform shoes.

  • Ni mo

    Ross got tendered for 1 year but I don’t think he signed it yet

  • RickM

    Lol, it’s good that everyone doesn’t agree on everything. I’ll await Alex’s opinions. Not many people wanted to hear it, but he nailed Gilbert saying he didn’t think he would make much, or any. defensive contribution. I’ll look forward to his thoughts on Sensabaugh.

  • D.j. Reynolds

    What about Ryan Clark?

  • AndyR34

    Says a lot about how the Steelers value him!

  • steelersfan

    What about nickell robey coleman ?!

  • JohnB

    Wow, ive seen him listed taller than that but yeah we dont want no shrimps.

  • Ni mo

    He’s 5″7

  • Ike Evans

    Lol right

  • Ni mo

    Spud robey

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Not so much- meaning that it doesn’t happen often. Especially not journeymen FAs, who’ve never solidified themselves. That’s not Ryan clark.

  • heath miller

    well maybe colbert and tomlin had the list of best available CBs up side down ? the got the bottom guy on the list instead of the top? ya think?

  • D.j. Reynolds

    Yeah, but Coty was a defensive captain. “Marty” was not and was only one more off-the-field incident from being dismissed from Clemson.

  • steelburg

    Your probably right but I bet it will be a contract that looks something like David Johnson’s deal. They can basically get out of his deal with little to no penalty.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    They’re actually cousins

  • heath miller

    steelers new rally cry WIN NOW … win at any cost .. money is no object as long as its vet min … sign him .. sign then all and hope one makes the roster ..

  • steelburg

    I agree. I’m interested to say what he says about both guys.

  • NW86

    As long is it is $1M/yr or less with very little guaranteed, I’ll be OK with this. Just a guy to compete with Golson, Shabazz, and a draft pick for the depth spots on the roster.

  • AndyR34

    That’s it…blame the Admin. Asst.! LOL!

  • D.j. Reynolds

    I think we are in agreement. It happens, just not often. I choose to hope it happens here – and for the (presumed cheap) price, he’s worth the lottery ticket. Now, if he costs much above vet minimum, I will be singing a different tune.

  • Jack Hambert

    This will not be news for long. A flyer through training camp, and see if he sticks. Not like the mystifying trade for Brandon Boykin.

  • Michael James

    Seriously, why are some fans insulting him when he hasn’t even played a single snap for us? He was good in 2015 and last year he didn’t get much playing time. It’s not like he’s a starter either, he’s signed to compete for a backup role. I wish him good luck and hopefully he can surprise some people.

  • heath miller

    hahahaah WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT lmao

  • heath miller

    FLASH STEELERS FA TRIVIA Q …. we have signed 3 FA so far…. eeeenie … meannnie …. minnnnie … what will the next FA signed name be ?

  • steelersfan

    Important to have veteran depth in the secondary with gay close to being done. We have virtually nothing behind our starters. Gonna wait to see before I judge it.

  • VinHuddle

    Zach Brown.

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Dumb fins r going to sign em

  • AndyR34

    Nah…he’s starter material.

  • heath miller

    nope

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Alot of fans said burns and Davis weren’t going play they are too raw..and wrong they were..we need to give this guy a chance he hasn’t played with us yet

  • Kevin78

    Formal protest. The odds are 60/40

  • Kevin78

    He will sign when the signing period for restricted free agents closes, if someone hasn’t signed him to a tender.

  • Petherson Silveira

    Never heard about his name. A two year contract made me sick. I hope that if we cut him before TC, his contract do not translate to dead money.

  • Kevin78

    They can’t because there are intervening teams. Loophole!

  • heath miller

    as long as the 60 is not on the roster .. 40 is on .. i can live with that …

  • Petherson Silveira

    Man, i´m a fanatic NFL fan. I had 5 IDP Fantasy Teams last season and more than 10 the prior year. I had never heard about his name.

  • stan

    Wait and see what the numbers are. If he’s cheap with little guaranteed money as I suspect, then the 2 year deal is in our favor because we can cut him if we don’t want him and keep him cheaply for 2 years if it works out.

  • AndyR34

    I disagree, Daniel, I think a lot of fans said that they wouldn’t help our defense much as they were too raw, not that they wouldn’t play. That proved accurate, although their play improved near the end of the season…except for in the AFCCG, of course. Everybody is hoping they make a giant leap forward this year.

  • george

    I’ll be happy with a slot corner that can at least hang on the the tight end’s feet until the cavalry arrives!!!!!!

  • AndyR34

    Unfortunately, we have veteran depth as starters on our defense.

  • AndyR34

    Well…that’s not Sensabaugh!

  • VinHuddle

    I’ll say Revis and his island for 200.

  • VinHuddle

    Lol, yeah I didn’t take that into consideration.

  • Trueish90

    He played in the playoff game last year vs the packers after DRC was injured. Needless to say but Rogers and company tourched him.

  • StillersInThe6

    a lot of starters wouldn’t make IDP fantasy teams though, sort of like all of our CBs in the last decade minus Ike *shrug*

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    I’m just glad we finally signed a corner. By this time I didn’t expect to be happy with what they got, but hey it’s better than nothing.

  • Darth Blount 47

    WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH, COTY!

    Allow me to introduce you to the guy that we are entrusting to make you a Hall of Famer.
    Carnell… Coty. Coty… Carnell.

    Now, it may seem like we’re asking a lot from a young journeyman CB who just got here and who has one prior year of starting experience, but you have to understand Coty, you are the SAVIOR as we sit here today. I know, we are likely not really paying you very well. And yes, we may have told you that you were gonna have to play Special Teams and back up a 50 year old CB named Gay, and another guy who breaks when you look at him named Golson….
    But if we’re being totally honest, Coty… we kinda here in the Nation, expect nothing but pure greatness out of you. Anything less, will leave us supremely disappointed, and calling you names you may not fully comprehend like “Cortez” or “Antwon.”

    But don’t fret, we won’t give you long to prove yourself, you won’t be very beloved initially, and we may have some pretty unreasonable expectations for you right out of the starting gate. But if you can handle the load placed upon you, we may just give you a snazzy nickname and perhaps ONLY expect around 75 tackles and 8 int’s, and 4 Forced Fumbles. I must say, I haven’t really heard good things about you Coty, but I’m sure all of those pundits are bums. So sit back, don’t relax, and realize that we’re on a hero’s quest for 7. And we are ALL, I’m sure, really glad you could be joining us.

    And if you get cut during camp, DON’T blame yourself. It’s probably just us, and not you.

  • Petherson Silveira

    Yeah, but this was just an exemple of some how fanatic NFL fan i am. I pay game pass, read steelers depot every day, i am a football coach, and some other stuffs like this. But I hope that this guy will be a good fit for us and wish him fenomenal season.

  • D.j. Reynolds

    Alualu

  • The Chin

    If nothing else perhaps we upgraded special teams today

  • Stephen

    It could be worse, they could of signed Valentino Blake again, the Giants signed him, could it be the Giants think Blake is the better of the two?

  • steeltown

    People are funny, you know these recent deals are for very little $$$

    This is a playoff Team with not many holes and the holes we do have will be filled via the draft. These guys are not guaranteed to even make the roster. They just give more flexibility come draft weekend.

  • AndyR34

    I’m not so sure about that.

  • steeltown

    I read the Giants wanted to retain Sensabaugh, they probably only offered him a 1yr deal

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Lol

  • PaeperCup

    Super Bowl here we come

  • Stephen

    Thank you

  • AndyR34

    Well…they were pretty fast at signing Blake…who by the way had much better stats last year that Sendabaugh did…not that it means much. What will be revealing is to compare contracts.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    -Them who shall not be named

  • John A Stewart

    This guy will only play special teams no need to get excited.

  • Jeff McNeill

    There are complaints about nearly everything, if he flops in his new home they will be thankful. Last draft the vast majority were up in arms about Burns and now the praise the pick. I think some here would be happier if we conducted business like the Browns or Rams.

  • PaeperCup

    lol

  • pittsburghjoe

    whats his name again? yawn, whats his name again?

  • AndyR34

    I disagree…I think there are a number of holes…ROLB ((I don’t think Deebo can take 1000 snaps and be effective); ILB (I don’t think VW can fill this adequately and I don’t think the Steelers do either, as they are paying him back-up money, not starter money IMHO); RCB (I don’t think they value Cockrell as a legitimate starter); slot (Gay is done as a slot starter, IMO); TE (do you really have faithh that Green will make a full year?); back-up RB. As I said, plenty of holes, IMHO.

  • Jason

    No i agree but the guys who would be an improvement got way more than they’re worth.

  • AndyR34

    Two year contract to play ST????

  • AndyR34

    Would it be worth it if we won #7 with Ryan Logan? Worth is always in the eye of the beholder. One thing we can be certain of is that without significant improvement in our secondary, we don’t need to worry too much about #7.

  • Bradys_Dad

    When in the heck is Zach Brown going to visit? He’s on his way to Miami as reported. They already took Timmons off the board. Brown is the most likely candidate for Pgh but yet no visit? Anyone know if one is scheduled?

  • Jason

    If I thought for a second that Logan Ryan was the difference in getting #7 I’d be on here screaming myself. Personally I feel like if we don’t drastically improve our pass rush anyone outside of Rod Woodson in his prime isn’t going to matter. I’m not arguing the point that we need to improve our secondary but I just don’t think Ryan was worth what he eventually got.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Alls I’m saying is, with the cap this year, this was our one rare chance to fix or at least solidify one of our biggest weaknesses.

  • Good move. I like it.

  • AndyR34

    This strikes fear in my heart! They face Luck, Rodgers, Mariota, and Stafford this year instead of the collection of no-names they played last year. Even Wentz beat them last year…handily.

  • steeltown

    I think a 1st Rd pick and Harrison will fill the ROLB spot. I personally think VW can fill the BUCK spot, but also think we’ll see more dime defense with an extra DB/hybrid type player that I think will also come from the draft 2-3rd Rd. Also another CB in the fist 3-4Rds will compete with Cockrell and/or provide depth… like mentioned I think the early portion of the draft will fill some holes.

    Slot CB is definitely a question mark…

  • AndyR34

    Sadly…we would have had a lot of complainers.

  • AndyR34

    I don’t quite remember it that way! I remeber a lot of questions about the pick and wondering if it was a reach? I think the jury is still out on whether or not it was a reach. Burns did improve, but he was actually not very good at first and I haven’t read a lot of praise for the pick.

  • Guest12

    That’s the point, this guy isn’t even serviceable enough to be included in fantasy sports

  • Guest12

    In other words, he is perfect for us!

  • AndyR34

    Well…that would be our plan, but we are banking a lot on mid-round rookies to fill holes, but that doesn’t necessarily get us improvement over ladt year. And the FO may have a different plan????

  • Guest12

    That makes us feel better, being slightly better than a guy who was never going to get real playing time anyways

  • Guest12

    Money well spent…….That was a not joke

  • Bob Loblaw

    I’m excited just to know there’s someone on the bench if someone gets hurt. Needed depth at the position in a bad way.

  • steeltown

    Yea always a gamble with the draft. And I think the FO are gambling that Green and Golson will contribute this year at their respective positions

  • Jeff Papiernik

    I don’t understand why Miami would sign both Timmons and Brown. Are they really that thin at LB?

  • John A Stewart

    Watch as long is Willaim Gay is here he will never see the field.

  • AndyR34

    Well, Colbert already said they aren’t expecting much from Golson and IMHO, depending on Green is a poor bet. Secondly it took Burns and Davis 1/2 a year to begin to make a contribution. It won’t be out of bounds to think the same with 2017 draftees. Lastly, we are facing Rodgers, Luck, Mariota, and Stafford next year rather than the collection of no-names we played last year…including losing to Carson Wentz bigtime.

  • AndyR34

    Best reason, especially since we play Rodgers this year.

  • Shane Mitchell

    Sensabaugh is one of the biggest pansies in the NFL at the CB position, players break his tackle attempts 20% of the time according to football outsiders, and this is what was said about his tackling by Mat Miller ranking the top 100 CBs back in 2014

    Run defense rating: 1/10
    Sensabaugh was basically nonexistent against the run, a bad quality for a slot cornerback. He has to be more aggressive when the ball comes to his side.

    Tackling: 3/10
    Sensabaugh doesn’t show the physicality to be an impact player when taking on the ball. He can be timid and lacks the strength to take down runners on his own.

    I would have prefered resigning Blake

  • AndyR34

    Well…you can forget a drastic improvement in pass rush. We are going in pretty much with the same group as last year. However, the two need to work together, not separately.

  • AndyR34

    I don’t know…I fear William is regressing at an alarming rate and I have usually been a defender. But that’s just my opinion and I hope to be wrong.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Lol man you guys are rough give the guy a chance to at least get exposed during preseason

  • Steeler-Drew

    They are facing Brady again as well.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Hopefully golson can stay healthy this go round many already writing him off but I believe he’s going to be a good sight for sore eyes

  • AndyR34

    Reg – his history is his history!

  • AndyR34

    I know…that seemed a little like piling on! 😄

  • LucasY59

    agree, its a gamble for every team and every pick (just ask the teams with #1 overall pick busts if anything is guaranteed in the draft)

    last yr the Steelers definitely hit big on their top 3 picks/risks and hopefully the top 4-5 can have similar success (really good chance the top 3 will be good again since there is good talent at positions of need in this draft)

  • LucasY59

    and faster/better on STs, I didnt hate Blake, only that the team used him in a way he shouldnt be used, he is not a Starting CB in the NFL, but he is a good gunner and physical/aggressive tackler so use him in ways that utilize his strengths not exploit his weaknesses

  • LucasY59

    damned if they do, damned if they dont, when it comes to signing FAs this yr

    *people just need something to complain about

  • JT

    Be pessimistic all you want, but CB depth and special teams is an important part of the team.

  • LucasY59

    but if he wasnt coming from belicheat inc with SB rings would he have been worth 10+ mil a yr?

    I think he is a decent player with strengths that fill the weaknesses of the Steelers D, but I also think he is overvalued (most of the FAs this yr are) and there is probably a reason why Bill was willing to part with him

    I hope giving $ to an outside guy (Gilmore) and losing Ryan (and possibly Butler!) will come back to bite them

  • LucasY59

    …until they got results like the browns and rams

  • RickM

    There was chat from the beginning that they wanted to add two LB’ers to join Alonso who’s a restricted FA. Rumor is the Dolphins and Brown are close to a deal, but rumors don’t mean much. If they do sign him, I don’t know how they plan to line everyone up.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Probabyly not, but that’s my point.

  • Petherson Silveira

    Exactly

  • StillersInThe6

    That’s not the point… there’s a huge difference for most of us between names of players we routinely see/play against (starters) and fantasy relevant players. Fantasy relevant players encapsulate less than half of all starting CBs in NFL.

  • LucasY59

    …have to outbid the Titans so its 10+

  • RickM

    Don’t know about “alarming rate”, but you’re definitely right. Age seems to have caught up to him.

  • Shane Mitchell

    When you watch a guy play you should be able to spot who is a Steeler and who isnt without actually drafting or signing them first, apparently our front office has lost touch with what Steeler football is suppose to be about and well a lot of us are fed up with the BS. This guy isnt a Steeler I dont need to see him play a snap wearing a Steeler jersey, only way he should ever be wearing a Steeler jersey is if he buys it and it says Polamalu on the back of it. Yes, I know that is a bit harsh but I am sick and tired of seeing guys on the field getting stiff armed to the ground by the likes of Julian Edelman. I dont care if it costs us 10M a season for a guy that can tackle like a Steeler is supposed to tackle , it would be money well spent.

  • JT

    Fair and balanced post Rick. There’s no place for that here in Yinzer offseason. I agree though. I am much happier to upgrade Shabazz/Gilbert than Cockrell. That’s what the draft is for. Don’t spend money on a starting CB in FA.

  • Spencer Krick

    Good point. All the more reason to not spend the money.

  • RickM

    I have written Green off in my mind. It’s perhaps unfair, but I just get the sense that he can’t take the physical contact a receiver routinely gets anymore. And when I read about Gale Sayers and Dwight Clark today, I wondered why anyone with multiple concussions in recent years would keep playing.

  • SilverSteel

    Yes, since we passed on any real FAs, it will be up to the rooks to fill those very important holes. Hope they learn quickly.

  • SilverSteel

    ANd we had that chance 2 weeks ago but would not pay him. Big mistake…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Anything to push them further out of the Haason Reddick market, I’m fine with.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Gambling! I like it! Now you’re talking!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Were you alluding to Logan? … 😉

  • SilverSteel

    Rick, Gilbert was not given the chance to make a splash. He did well in practice and when he played, kept his nose clean and Tomlin said he was in the future plans. Letting him go had nothing to do with his performance. He would have made excellent depth. Letting him go was just inexplicable and I would not expect this guy to do better.

  • Darth Blount 47

    On the outside, at the time, I probably would have agreed.
    Inside, I would have been doing cartwheels and jumping jacks. Logan Ryan is a stud. And in the new NFL, stud Defensive guys get paid. They have a tough job these days countering all of the players on O who have been made superhuman with all of the rules designed to make them so.

  • SilverSteel

    Exactly… SMH

  • Darth Blount 47

    I always blame that on the FO in question, not the player.

  • SilverSteel

    Well let’s see. He could play inside or out well, plus press man, knew the Patriot playbook and was a great tackler. Your right, we were smart to pass on those attributes in a CB. He got the going rate for a good CB, he was not over priced – just not playing at a deep discount which is what we expect from our FAs. except for Green – somehow we paid him… 🙁

    Getting Ryan would have been a great move. But we sign several players that probably wont make the team and somehow…were a better team?

  • SilverSteel

    Yes, he would have been our #1 and Burns #2. We could have been set for our secondary and concentrated on OLB in the draft – perhaps even trade up or down to get our guy. He was worth every penny.

  • SilverSteel

    Probably cause that signing made so much sense for our team right now. Even if it was 2 Mil too much…you have to respect supply and demand. Good CBs are in demand in a pass happy league.

  • AndyR34

    We already have depth…Gay and Cockrell…could stand starters.

  • Ken Krampert

    As depth, he is better than Gilbert, Boykin, Blake or McCain, so I guess we are taking baby steps up the ladder.

  • SouthernSteel

    Ryan Leaf

  • heath miller

    hahahaah maybe we signed michael vick so why not ryan leaf

  • John A Stewart

    The coaching staff said that they didn’t play man press against Brady because of William Gay yet still they bring guys in and never give them a shot only on ST.

  • AndyR34

    I don’t recall them mentioning Gay by name, but they did allude to the idea that they had a personnel issue with playing man. Cockrell doesn’t play man very well either…maybe why no one wants to give up a 4th round draft choice for an NFL starting CB. Tomlin has had a lot of time to draft those CB’s…a bunch of 4th, 5th, and 6th rounders weren’t going to get it done.

  • Steeldog22

    That didn’t prove accurate. I suppose you feel Antwon Blake and Golden were better.

  • AndyR34

    I never said nor tried to imply Blake and Golden were better, and our pass defense was pretty poor the first 10 weeks. I did say on another thread that many folks thought that the secondary with Cockrell fully participating and Golden replacing Will Allen would be significantly better and that proved not to be true.

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  • Grant Humphrey

    Right but what I’m saying is now with signing with Sensabaugh it’s looking a little less likely. Not that it still can’t happen because I would love to see it happen, (for the minimum of course).

  • Guest12

    FF has a lot to do with production, if you are not producing on the field you are not gong to be used in FF. Yes more people are finding out about more players because of FF, but the whole point of FF is to get points for players producing well on the field. Yes it is a little different for the leagues that include defensive players, but again even in those leagues, people aren’t fielding teams with guys that don’t produce. Not saying to use FF production as your tool to sign players, but FF has a lot more to do with production on the field than people seem to realize.

  • Guest12

    Depth? This is not a depth signing. The Giants signing Antwon Blake after losing out on Coty, that is a depth signing. They have 3 solid corners and he is there in case they need him, that is what a depth signing is. You are signing a guy that is guaranteed to sit the bench unless someone is hurt, that’s what a depth signing is. Signing a guy that will come in and compete for a #3 spot right away, is hardly a depth signing.

  • StillersInThe6

    Your assessment holds more weight with offensive players. CBs especially don’t necessarily have to produce INTs or stats to be good cover corners. In actuality, many CBs are avoided by QBs b/c they are good. I’m not saying Sensabaugh would fall into that category, but I am saying stats of a CB have much less correlation to whether he is a good real-life CB, than say a RB/WR/QB, etc.

  • Guest12

    All depends on what stats you look at. INTs, yea that doesn’t reflect how well of a coverage corner you are. Coty’s best season was 2015, a year in which he gave up a QBR of 104, not very good at all, in 2014 he gave up a QBR of 90, in other words, a lot of passes thrown his way get completed.

  • RickM

    I think in this case you have to trust in the judgement of the football people. Football teams always compliment players when they cut them to soften the blow, and to help their future chances of employment. No team has picked him up since we let him go. I like you so don’t take this wrong, but I think you are idealizing him beyond his NFL abilities. If he does catch on elsewhere and performs half-decently on D, by all means track me down and point out how wrong I was lol.

  • SilverSteel

    Alright, you may have a point. I just felt that he could at least be depth and we needed it at the time.