WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
posted by Dale Lolley
I did a radio spot with Greg Linelli today and he asked me about which position battle for the Steelers I am most looking forward to seeing - or at least something along those lines.
To me, I feel the cornerback position will be the most interesting.
Currently, Keenan Lewis is holding down the starting spot opposite Ike Taylor, with second-year players Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen pushing.
One of those three will also serve as the slot corner as well. Brown seems best suited for that position, but Allen's athleticism is hard to deny.
Lewis, however, played very well last season as the third corner and has much more experience than the other two.
Unless Dick LeBeau can come up with a way to get all three corners young corners on the field at the same time, somebody is going to be disappointed.
What position battle are you looking forward to?
@ Speaking of Linelli, he has long been one of the underrated and underutilized radio hosts in the Pittsburgh market.
Soon, he won't be.
Greg is moving on to greener pastures. Good luck to him.
I may be guilty of misremembering but when exactly did Keenan Lewis play last year the way this article intimates? I didn't see anything from him that makes me comfortable that he is a quality starting CB. He couldn't even beat out Gay who is mediocre on a good day.
I'd rather go with Brown or Allen, especially Brown who seems to have a nose for the ball. But LeBeau will likely go with the one who has been around the longest.
Given our lack of turnovers last year I'd like them to take a long look at the guy (I can't remember his name) who had the 3 picks in the mini-camp. I don't care if the guys is a first rounder, last rounder or a walk on ... if he can play put him on the field.
I don't expect much from Steelers CB. steelers don't have CB like Revis or Asamadi (sp chk). Steelers have couple of first Rd players on D-line. I think its time Dick Lebeau start allowing D-line to collapse the pocket and get to QB. Create havoc upfront and your secondary will look fine.
Steelers D strength is their LB corp but i am worried about them too. Harrison is having a knee injury. Woodley always start slow. Jason Worilds is an unknown.
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