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steveironcity
12-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who sustain a separated shoulder against the Cowboys, was placed on injured reserve. His place on the 53-man roster was taken by former Gateway High School and Penn State cornerback Justin King, who was signed as a free agent.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-sign-gateways-justin-king-at-cornerback-666851/#ixzz2FRZRcHID

eafratitpm3
12-18-2012, 08:43 PM
And this is supposed to help how? Are there not any experienced DBs out there that we could get?

ZoneBlitzer
12-18-2012, 09:37 PM
He runs a 4.33 Forty.

fer522
12-18-2012, 09:46 PM
really!!!! might as well play coach Lake :noidea:

eafratitpm3
12-18-2012, 09:52 PM
Oh in that case, I heard the Steelers are in talks with Usain Bolt, I think he may be a little quicker than 4.33He runs a 4.33 Forty.

SteelersCanada
12-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Oh in that case, I heard the Steelers are in talks with Usain Bolt, I think he may be a little quicker than 4.33

I'd sign Usain Bolt as a WR.

But, I don't know a whole lot about this kid so I'll hold off on passing judgement until - if and when - he sees play time.

austinfrench76
12-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Damn it would be nice if Curtis Brown had panned out! But getting Cortez and Lewis back will be huge!

SoCalFan
12-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Hey, King played under Joe Pa!

steeltheone
12-18-2012, 11:37 PM
Hey, King played under Joe Pa!

Umm Joe Ped?

casteeler
12-19-2012, 12:30 AM
Another sack of potatoes. God forbid the Steelers find a CB worth a crap

SteelBobbleHead
12-19-2012, 12:35 AM
Another sack of potatoes. God forbid the Steelers find a CB worth a crap

Where exactly do you expect them to find a starting calibre corner at this juncture of the season?

Hawaii 5-0
12-19-2012, 12:48 AM
And this is supposed to help how? Are there not any experienced DBs out there that we could get?

obviously not if we signed Justin King...

LastRide
12-19-2012, 01:03 AM
We always seem to find the worst possible replacements.

Some encouraging tidbits from Rotoworld:



King was nothing short of woeful while playing for the Colts last season...

King was one of the worst corners in the league last year when pressed into a starting role outside.

King has elite speed, but lacks physicality and graded out as the worst corner in the league last season by Pro Football Focus.

The 2008 fourth-rounder was routinely toasted in coverage while playing through groin, ankle, and shoulder injuries as a fill-in for starter Ron Bartell last season.



Looks like a poor man's Josh Victorian.

PhantomJB93
12-19-2012, 01:58 AM
Justin King is nothing special but he is a better option than rolling freaking Josh Victorian or Robert Golden out there in a meaningful game.

Rowland2110
12-19-2012, 11:38 AM
Well, i wont be surprised if we get torched by the bungles next week.

Hawaii 5-0
12-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Justin King is nothing special but he is a better option than rolling freaking Josh Victorian or Robert Golden out there in a meaningful game.

As might be expected, none of the Steelers defensive backs had a good day. Tony Romo threw for 341 yards against a secondary thinned by injuries. Replacement corner Josh Victorian was targeted nine times and gave up seven completions for 88 yards, according to Pro Football Focus. The other stats: Lewis, 5 of 9, 76 yards, 1 TD; Robert Golden, 3 of 4, 30 yards, 1 TD; Polamalu, 2 of 3, 17 yards; Curtis Brown, 1 of 1, 4 yards; Ryan Clark, 1 of 2, 17 yards.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/3147357-74/colon-game-season?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tribunereviewsteelers+%28Stee lers+Stories%29#ixzz2FWI2H2BK

torpedoshell31
12-19-2012, 01:32 PM
Oh in that case, I heard the Steelers are in talks with Usain Bolt, I think he may be a little quicker than 4.33

And maybe Usain Bolt could actually catch the football.

steelfury02
12-19-2012, 01:35 PM
is there some sort of secret advanced cloning and ultra fast mind and body conditioning program out there - Make Ike donate a few hairs.

That last part reads a lot worse the second time around.

SteelersCanada
12-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Every free agent that was worth anything has already been signed. What kind of talent do you think you're going to find at week 16? Be realistic here guys.

casteeler
12-19-2012, 10:39 PM
[QUOTE=SteelBobbleHead;1066681]Where exactly do you expect them to find a starting calibre corner at this juncture of the season

Don't care, but if this team expects to make the playoffs they need to find someone that can cover and tackle on an island so that Troy and Clark can play LeBeau defense

Rick5895
12-20-2012, 04:55 AM
Damn it would be nice if Curtis Brown had panned out! But getting Cortez and Lewis back will be huge!
Still early to tell what or not Brown will be. Although I think he translates better to safety in the NFL.

mikegrimey
12-20-2012, 07:30 AM
[QUOTE=SteelBobbleHead;1066681]Where exactly do you expect them to find a starting calibre corner at this juncture of the season

Don't care, but if this team expects to make the playoffs they need to find someone that can cover and tackle on an island so that Troy and Clark can play LeBeau defense

So if you were in charge who would you have signed to do this?

FrancoLambert
12-20-2012, 06:43 PM
Justin King, our savior! :nw:
This move will definitely improve our secondary play. :wink02: