William Gay

Film Room: Veterans Cockrell And Gay Make Their Play

If the early portions of the preseason are anything to go by, then the Pittsburgh Steelers are not particularly interested in the vocal section of the fan base that is prepared to send starting cornerback Ross Cockrell to the bench, and nickel cornerback William Gay to the unemployment line, as…




Colbert Talks Steelers Slot CB Pecking Order, Man Coverage

If you’ve followed along with our daily Pittsburgh Steelers training camp reports so far, you are probable up to speed already as to the pecking order of most positions through the team’s first four practices and specifically when it comes to the slot cornerback position. With that said, Steelers general…


2017 Training Camp Battle Preview: Starting Slot Cornerback

As the calendar has finally hit the late-July date that signals the start of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers, we turn our attentions for the next few weeks to just that, training camp, the necessary respite for all football fans who have been the past six weeks wondering what…


Numbers Favor William Gay Resuming Role In The Slot

Do you have a moment to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay? Because I would like to take a moment to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay. While the veteran cornerback is certainly getting up there in age entering his 11th season, that doesn’t mean that it is…


Interview: Brian Allen Credits Veteran Secondary For Easing NFL Transition

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to Steelers 5th round draft pick Brian Allen. They go through his transition from wide receiver to cornerback, who is mentoring him, and his favorite spot in the city. First, how is the offseason…


PFF Ranks Steelers’ Secondary 12th Heading Into 2017 Season

Pro Football Focus recently published their rankings of all 32 secondaries in the league heading into the 2017 NFL season. You might want to sit down for this, but they ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers as having the 12th-best secondary in advance of the regular season, barring any last-minute changes. This…


2017 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Cornerback

The last time that we took a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster in review, it was very shortly after the 2016 season ended. It would be safe to say that quite a bit has changed, and, in a rarity, this actually applies to literally every position on the…


Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, July 16, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Film Room: Something Borrowed, Something New In Keith Butler’s Defense

Much of our focus with Keith Butler’s defense has been its expected evolution in 2017. Transitioning away from Dick LeBeau’s scheme and incorporating more man coverage, the buzzword we’re all probably too caught up in. It’s important to remind everyone Butler’s defense has – and will continue to be –…




Film Room: The Complexity Of Playing Slot Corner

Lot of people have been asking me to talk about William Gay in some film room sessions for the offseason. It was a little hard for me to center in on a topic but going through his tape last year, it reminded me about the position in general. It’s so…