Originally Posted by Shoe
the fact he undercut that route and got in position for the INT was whats inpressive. our corners in recent years (opposite ike) would have let the ball get into the receiver and then try to knock it out of his hands hoping for an incompletion.
it wasnt the same as say an asante sameul drop in the SB where the ball was thrown right at him
I'm just talking in terms of level of difficulty (during the particular play). McKyer was stupid for letting the guy get behind him, but Burnett basically had the ball tossed to him like you would a 10-year old kid.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
BTW, I totally neglected Ike on my list for some reason. His overtime, Demaryius Thomas play ranks on the list, with Burnett, McKyer, and Maddox.
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Much like Ovi I liked Burnett from the start. He just seems to be a playmaker. He was one of the few corners we had who actually broke on the ball. I refuse to believe that he was released for that dropped interception. If that was the case Ike would have been gone long ago. I can only speculate that he wasn't picking up the defense fast enough. Too bad Lake wasn't the DB coach for him ... maybe things would have worked out different.
It's not just that one drop. It's just a sign that emerges (among other information), that makes you realize that he is not of that caliber. If Darrelle Revis made that easy a drop in that situation (which he never would BTW... but if he ever did), obviously you wouldn't cut him. But taking into account Burnett's potential (as perceived by the coaches), his draft status, his production, etc. it was telling.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
It's like the story of Mitt Romney strapping his family dog to the top of his car on a 12-hour drive, even while the dog was so terrified/uncomfortable that it sh- tall over itself. That obviously says nothing about his policies, stances etc. as it relates to being a legislator. But it is telling as to the kind of person he is... that has a big say as to what type of leader he would be, I would say.
Great...now every time a see a cornerback drop an interception, I am immediately going to get a disturbing mental image of a dog crapping itself from because it's crate was strapped to the roof of a car for a 12 hour drive (after all, both Burnett and Seamus the dog ended up in Canada).
he was never great at run support and as we've heard thru the years the steelers want corners who are good against the run
Originally Posted by ikestops85