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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…


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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…



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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…


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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…


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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…




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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds 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…