´ Steel Curtain Rising: Steelers Secondary Future is NOW vs. Seahawks

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Steelers Secondary Future is NOW vs. Seahawks

“The standard is the standard,” Mike Tomlin demands. For a while now, that standard in the Steelers secondary, at least at corner, has left something to be desired.

Perhaps the unit will take a step in the right direction today.

Steelers Digest’s Twitter feed informs that Bryant McFadden has been deactivated for today’s game vs. the Seahawks.

An ealier Steelers Digest Tweet indicated that William Gay will start in McFadden’s place, and then go back to his positon as nickel back on third downs.

That means that “veteran” Keenan Lewis along with this year’s 3rd draft pick Curtis Brown and 4th round draft pick Cortez Allen will likely get some playing time. While the prospect of playing so many inexperienced corners remains a little scary, these players represent the Steelers immediate future at corner.

As George Allen once said, “The future is NOW.”

Time to take our first look at what these guys have got.

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