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Old 08-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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I disagree about Troy as well. That was a Gay issue. No pun intended but if Allen is in there or Brown, I think we handle that play. He was barely passed Gay so anyone else would have been fine. Also, if BB and Brown connect on that TD with Brown toe tapping, today has a little bit of a different feel. But, that's what pre season is for!
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I disagree about Troy as well. That was a Gay issue. No pun intended but if Allen is in there or Brown, I think we handle that play. He was barely passed Gay so anyone else would have been fine. Also, if BB and Brown connect on that TD with Brown toe tapping, today has a little bit of a different feel. But, that's what pre season is for!
my honest opinion is that we just got beat on the play by one of the better QB/WR combos in the league. True, if we had one of our better corners in on that play, in particular Allen who's shown he can get his hands on the ball it might have turned out better.
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I feel like this blog post is pertinent to the conversation, check out the link for animated gif's of the play.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/08...ruz-touchdown/

While there was some good play from Pittsburgh Steelers starting defense Saturday night in their preseason opener against the New York Giants, there was also some bad.

On the Giants second offensive possession of the game, quarterback Eli Manning hit wide receiver Victor Cruz right down the middle of seam for a 57 yard touchdown on third and four. While cornerback William Gay was lined up on Cruz in the slot as the nickel cornerback, I don’t believe you can pin all the blame on him.

As you can see in the two animated gifs below, the Steelers appear to be playing man all the way across on the line with two deep safeties. Basically this is just a cover-2 man under defense. Considering the down and distance, this defensive call was not surprising.

After the snap, Gay has inside trail coverage on Cruz just as he is supposed to as he should have help over the top from safety Troy Polamalu.

You will notice that outside cornerback Ike Taylor appears to slip or stumble as he gets into his turn and trail. I think Polamalu probably thought Manning was going to wide receiver Rueben Randle on the outside being as he had pretty decent separation off the line. By breaking that way, he left Gay on his own in the middle of the field with Cruz.

Gay is not totally off the hook, however, as he was never able to get his head around. Unless we get a clear all-22 look at the play, it is hard to see what fellow safety Ryan Clark was reading on the other side as I don’t believe that Manning ever looked to his right.

I would call this a collective breakdown for the entire secondary and certainly one they will be going over when they break down the tape.

I think some of you need to remember that William Gay is our 3rd corner, and that Cortez Allen will be playing opposite Ike.

*This is not an endorsement of Gay
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What did TP do that made you think he was the in-his-prime Troy? All I saw him do was whiff on two plays and get burned deep for a long TD pass by Cruz. Maybe I am missing something, but that was what I saw.
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That Cruz TD was mainly gays fault. Plus the S tripped over each other.

How does Troy; who was in for 2 series suddenly give you such a big observation about his contract?

IT'S TROY DAMN IT!
Hey, I'm not saying my limited observations are telling. Easily could be much too little of action to form conclusions. But from what I did see, he was whiffing and getting beat deep. I hope they were just flukes.
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What did TP do that made you think he was the in-his-prime Troy? All I saw him do was whiff on two plays and get burned deep for a long TD pass by Cruz. Maybe I am missing something, but that was what I saw.
I saw him get into the Giants backfield, and that's a great sign. I didn't expect to see any big time plays in the preseason, but wait as the season progresses, that's when Troy starts forcing mistakes.
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I saw him get into the Giants backfield, and that's a great sign. I didn't expect to see any big time plays in the preseason, but wait as the season progresses, that's when Troy starts forcing mistakes.
I saw that play too when I RE-watched it. But I also so where he let Cruz behind him and whiffed on a tackle. I will be cautiously optimistic.
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