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Old 01-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default William Gay Was Surprisingly Steelers' Best CB in 2013

William Gay Was Surprisingly Best Cornerback for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013

January 25, 2014 5:23 pm EST by Michael Richter



This season was a surprising one for the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks. No. 1 cornerback Ike Taylor had a lackluster season, following his very good campaign in 2012. Cortez Allen was expected to have a breakout season, but that surely did not happen. Allen ended up playing behind William Gay for most of the year.

After the conclusion of the 2011 NFL season, Gay jetted out west to play for the Arizona Cardinals. He spent the 2012 season in Arizona, where he had a mediocre campaign. Then, Gay signed back with the Steelers during the offseason in 2013.
When Gay was signed, many Steelers fans were disgusted. Gay had always been ridiculed by the Steelers faithful. But after the season he had in 2013, fans can’t have much bad to say about him. This year, Gay put together a better season than any other Steelers corner.

In 2013, when throwing in Gay’s direction, quarterbacks averaged a rating of 72.9 according to Pro Football Focus. Gay has always been fine at wrapping up the receiver after the catch, and he proved that again in 2013. When receivers caught the ball against Gay, he only allowed a 9.5 yards per catch average, ranking him in the top 10 of cornerbacks. Furthermore, Gay only allowed one touchdown reception over the course of the entire 2013 season.

Taylor and Allen’s numbers play short in comparison to Gay. Allen allowed five touchdown catches, and Taylor allowed six. Taylor and Allen both allowed receptions of 50 yards or more, while Gay’s longest allowed reception was 31 yards.

It will be interesting to see if Gay can keep up the good work in 2014. The cornerback position will be one of the most intriguing aspects of the Steelers this year. The past season surely was a rather bewildering year for the Steelers’ cornerbacks.

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Gay looked pretty good this year, and he's signed really cheap. It was a really good signing. I'm also surprised at how well he does in run support from.
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@IowaSteeler927 agrees with this.
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Default Re: William Gay Was Surprisingly Steelers' Best CB in 2013

This thread will turn into a gay bashing thread by mid day tomorrow.

At least 2 brilliant posters will feel the need to remind steelernation that he couldn't tackle Adrian Peterson in 2010 and that the cardinals let him go after 2012.
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This thread will turn into a gay bashing thread by mid day tomorrow.

At least 2 brilliant posters will feel the need to remind steelernation that he couldn't tackle Adrian Peterson in 2010 and that the cardinals let him go after 2012.
Yea the anti-Gays always brought/bring that one play up to degrade his abilities as a cornerback, ignoring that he's normally a sure tackler...I can't count all of the times I saw "he can't tackle worth shit" or something like that being said. That was just one play, where he did, hilariously even, get abused by the best running back in football (the cleats on his chest after being trucked was a funny touch) but it was one player and hasn't defined his career.
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Willie Gay played really well! Oh god...i feel dirty!
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Isn't it about time we all had a little Gay pride?
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