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Oh man! "Antwon Blake", with Carnell Lake coaching him?
Starters Lewis (1 FF) and Ike (1 int) created 2 turnovers COMBINED.
Cortez Allen is the first corner of the Tomlin era to create 5 turnovers in a season- He did it in THREE GAMES.
Cortez Allen created 3 turnovers in one game. During the combined 14 year career of Ike and Keenan only once did Ike surpass 3 turnovers during a 16 game season. Ike had a career high of 4 tunovers in a season, Allen had 3 in ONE GAME.
Without Ike and with Allen we gave up 34 then 13 and 10. Two out of three teams shut down offensively with Allen a dominant factor making all 5 of his turnovers in those two games.
The one game we gave up a 34 TDs were thrown on Brown and Lewis but not Allen.
Allen gave up three completions for 26 yards and no touchdowns in his worst career start.
Bottom line facts:
- Cortez Allen in 3 games as a starter gave up ZERO touchdowns
- Cortez Allen in 3 games as a starter created FIVE turnovers (something no corner on this team has done in a SEASON)
- Cortez Allen in 3 games as a starter NEVER gave up a single 20 yard pass (Dalton in particular tried several times and failed going deep on him)
Can one anoint him as better than Ike? Perhaps not. Ike has done it for years. but the operative expression in the original post was "it looks like".
I can say considering the turnovers Allen created, Ike has never had a better three game stretch in his decade long career.
While I respect you Shawn we, have been watching the same player but you must have not paid attention to call it "hype that hasn't translated into game production".
Sure the sample size is small but you will not see a better three game stretch by a Steeler corner than Allen had since Rod Woodson.
Allen literally could not be more impressive during so short a time as a starter.
Last edited by Captain Lemming; 09-03-2013 at 01:29 PM.
The only thing that Ike does that I dont think Allen will do as well is tackle. Ike might be one of the best tackling CBs in the game. And Allen tackles a little high right now. Oh, and Allen may never be conditioned like Ike. Heck I can't remember any player in shape like Ike. But I think Allen will get his chances this year to make the Pro Bowl. And I'd be on him.
I think Allen can become one of the special players on this D like Troy or James have been for years.
I googled this Kat and Wikipedia already had him as a Pittsburgh Steeler?? He must be awesome or have someone seriously stalking him.
Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...
Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...!!!
Looks like our secondary issues are solved. Glad our FO is ready to pounce on these Jaguar castoffs...