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Steelers looking for corners, at many different price points

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Here’s even more evidence why you have to take the legal tampering “interest,” in certain players with a grain of salt.

The Steelers clearly need to restock their secondary. Thus, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, they’ve “inquired about” cornerbacks including Alterraun Verner of the Titans, Captain Munnerlyn of the Panthers and Nolan Carroll of the Dolphins.

In other news, I am considering “inquiring about” a filet from the Capital Grille tonight, either that or perhaps running through the McDonald’s drive-thru for something off the value menu.

Verner figures to cash in on the suddenly inflated cornerback market, set by Brent Grimes and Sam Shields.

Munnerlyn had high hopes a year ago, but settled for a cut-rate one-year deal with the Panthers. Carroll is young and being replaced by more expensive parts.

So the fact they’re interested in players at vastly different price points should indicate a few things.

Yes, they need corners.

No, they probably can’t afford Verner, but might be interested in knowing which teams might.

And once he signs elsewhere, they can turn their attention back to the cheaper items on the menu.

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12 Responses to “Steelers looking for corners, at many different price points”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Mar 10, 2014 1:45 PM

    The retirement home that is the Pittsburgh steelers should be looking for anyone who doesn’t need to take a prostate exam.meanwhile the vikings have young talented players ready for success.SKOL

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 10, 2014 1:46 PM

    They can be patient. Given the QB play in the afcn, they don’t even need a secondary 6 weeks of the season, unless they want to pad their int stats.

  3. eagleswinitall says: Mar 10, 2014 1:48 PM

    So many holes on this team, to tie up that much money int one position would be dumb. You know, like they did at safety, QB, LB, etc.

  4. thepftpoet says: Mar 10, 2014 1:49 PM

    The Steelers are a laughable franchise.

    Go Vikings!

  5. pilot2011 says: Mar 10, 2014 1:50 PM

    get your own Captain. He’s our 7th rounder

  6. thepftprodigy says: Mar 10, 2014 1:58 PM

    This is the kind of move a Super Bowl winning franchise makes.

    #Sixburgh
    #Wehavemoreringsthanyou

  7. stuckthefeelers says: Mar 10, 2014 2:02 PM

    They should sign champ bailey. He’s definitely in the age bracket they like to blow money on

  8. thereep says: Mar 10, 2014 2:05 PM

    Come back home Revis.

  9. eagleswinitall says: Mar 10, 2014 2:09 PM

    Steelers D could use some help….and then cut them next year.
    #badcapmanagement

  10. heathn09 says: Mar 10, 2014 2:36 PM

    For all the morons still making jokes about the steelers defense being old and slow. You don’t know what you’re talking about. If the steelers release Ike Taylor as they might, the average age of the defense will be approximately 26 years old. Carry on with your lives…

  11. clashpoint says: Mar 10, 2014 3:03 PM

    You hillbillies, pay attention now.

    Its pretty common for a cb to move to safety. After all, former Steelers 1st ballot hall of famer Rod Woodson made that move. The Steelers secondary coach once even moved from safety to corner for his team back in his day, and if you dont know who he is, go away from this comments thread immediately. Suffice to say, they think they can coach such a move very well.

    The Steelers have just such a candidate for just such a move in current corner cortez allen. Given his build and playing style, I’d ironically compare him to ed reed, although no where as accomplished of course.

    Put it all together: This draft is rich and deep in corners. They are going to get a bunch more cap space from lamar woodley, so they can even look at free agents. Its a passing game league these days. The steelers used what they called a quarters set to great advantage in last year’s 6-2 finish, which had 3 linemen, 2 lbs, 3 corners and 3 safeties. Secondary help is the area of defense where the steelers most need help due to ryan clark probably going sports analyst and ike taylor getting old.

    Too long, didnt read? Short version: Shush. They got this.

  12. herephishyphishy says: Mar 10, 2014 9:02 PM

    Maybe God can play corner for them

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