A Look At the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerbacks’ Pass Defense

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by TJ Jenkins in NFL
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When looking at the trio of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks that actually see some major game time, we're only looking at Ike Taylor, William Gay, and Deshea Townsend. We all know that Taylor and Gay are the two starters and that Townsend gets extended playing time in the nickel and dime formations. Of these three, Taylor and Gay have been tested time and again by opposing quarterbacks, to little avail. Through nine games this season, Taylor has been thrown at 67 times, allowing 42 completions for a grand total of 513 yards, or 12.2 yards per completion. Along with that, he's only allowed a single touchdown pass. Considering the fact that he's covered every opposing team's best wide receiver, it's not a bad statistic at all. Quarterbacks complete an average of 62.7 passes against him all s ...

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