Deshea Townsend

Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft…


Dick LeBeau Helping Bring A Pittsburgh Feel With Him In Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans have been busy this free agency period in adding free agents, among them former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence a couple of days ago. Yesterday, they also added Antwon Blake to the mix. Earlier, the Titans signed Brice McCain, who played for the Steelers in 2014,…


Titans Add Ex-Steelers OL Coach Grimm, CB Townsend To Coaching Staff

As coaching staffs around the NFL continue to get filled out following offseason changes, several of those spots are being filled with coaches who have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last week, the Cleveland Browns hired former Steelers coaches Ray Horton and Kirby Wilson and on Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans…


Roethlisberger Clears Air With Bryant Following Tuesday’s Public Challenge

After publicly calling out Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant on his weekly radio show Tuesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger let be known Wednesday morning that he has since talked personally with his teammate to explain his comments. “We talked yesterday,” Roethlisberger said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I feel like…


Will Allen Sees Highs And Lows As Starting Safety

If this is to be the final season for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen—whether by choice or by force—then at least he can say that he was able to notch one final professional accomplishment, even if it took 12 years for him to do so. Entering this season, the 33-year-old…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Ravens

A weird game, as heartbreaking as it was, deserves weird stats. So let’s dive in. – This is the latest into an NFL game the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost since 2005, when the Baltimore Ravens (of course) beat the Steelers with 4:09 remaining in overtime. Matt Stover kicked a 44…


Rebuilding A Champion: Secondary Depth On The Rise

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Cornerbacks

After a day off, Steelers.com Bob Labriola is back to unveil his two selections at cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Modern-Era squad. Remember, this only selects players from 1992 to the present day. As we always do, we’ll give you his picks, explanation, and our reaction to it. Be sure…



Where Are They Now? Deshea Townsend

Aside from an Ike Taylor interception every once in a blue moon, it seems like the last time a reliable player donned the black and gold at the cornerback position, it was none other than Deshea Townsend. A four-year starter for the Alabama Crimson tide from 1994 through the 1997 season, he now…


Steelers Double Down On Cornerbacks With Ball Skills

While there were several intriguing options for the Pittsburgh Steelers to go with their first pick in the third day of the 2015 NFL Draft, they ended up doing what most believed that they would, or at least should, doubling down on cornerbacks with Doran Grant. That selection marked the…


Former Steelers CB Deshea Townsend Named MSU’s Interim Defensive Coordinator For Orange Bowl

According to Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend will take over the defensive play-calling duties for the Bulldogs when the team plays Georgia Tech Wednesday in the Orange Bowl. Townsend, who had been coaching the Bulldogs cornerbacks, will fill in for former Mississippi State defensive…


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Cortez Allen Must Play To Prove He Can Be Trusted

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen has gone from playing every snap on defense for the Steelers to logging some time on special teams. After struggling heavily against the Cleveland Browns, he was demoted to playing in sub-packages the following week. Two weeks later, he had another disastrous showing, and he…


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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…