William Gay is still at corner for the Steelers

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32-year-old cornerback William Gay could be moved to safety or, possibly, released by the Steelers. As noted by Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, neither has happened — yet.

Gay continues to be the slot corner for the Steelers, with Artie Burns on the outside. That could change in time, based on the development of Senquez Golson and/or rookie Cameron Sutton.

Gay participated in 80.7 percent of the snaps in 2016 for a team that won the division and nearly got to the Super Bowl. He spent five years with the Steelers (winning Super Bowl XLIII) and one with the Cardinals before returning to Pittsburgh in 2013.

Last year, Gay went from starter to slot corner. He’s due to earn $2 million this year and $1.75 million in 2018.

30 responses to “William Gay is still at corner for the Steelers

  1. Since when is this a story of import? Oh, I forgot. It’s Florio scurrying to his keyboard to say something about his beloved black and gold.

    For the Steelers and their supporters, which includes this outlet, “almost” beating the Patriots is closing the gap from 33-7 to 33-14 in the waning minutes of the 4th quarter.

    They got blown out, plain and simple.

  2. Since when is this a story of import? Oh, I forgot. It’s Florio scurrying to his keyboard to say something about his beloved black and gold.

    For the Steelers and their supporters, which includes this outlet, “almost” beating the Patriots is closing the gap from 33-7 to 33-14 in the waning minutes of the 4th quarter.

    They got blown out, plain and simple.

    Yes they did Einstein, but there were 28 other fan bases that would have changed places with them for that chance.. is the 12 your IQ? You sound like a very Pat’s fan who has never experienced a tough year….get ready sonny your time will come when Tammy and Belicheat ride off to Cheaters paradise…..I know you’ll be ok cuz you’ll be on another bandwagon…fanboys?

  3. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 27, 2017 3:37 PM
    Yes they did Einstein, but there were 28 other fan bases that would have changed places with them for that chance.. is the 12 your IQ? You sound like a very Pat’s fan who has never experienced a tough year
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    Questions someone else’s IQ, substitutes ‘a very’ for every. You can’t make this stuff up.

    BTW, there were only 14 teams fan bases that would have changed places with Pittsburgh, fourteen others would have been wishing to change places with the participants in the NFC Championship Game. That’s kind of how the whole AFC/NFC playoff thing works. I only mention it because I wanted to help you out. You often seem to get confused between the whole division/conference thing. For clarification maybe this will help, the AFC North is one of four divisions in the American Football Conference, the AFC is one of two conferences that comprise the NFL and the Patriots are the one team that currently owns all of the above.

  4. William Gay is the DB equivalent of a power pitcher who has learned to change speeds, hit corners, and create favorable counts vs. the batter.

    Whatever he may have lost in top-end foot speed, he has offset with experience and ability to disrupt the slot routes.

    I usually root for the grizzled veteran in these positional battles. #22, tell those kids to get off your lawn!

  5. The Steelers defense is only getting better and they will win another championship. The offense is already there. N.E is nearly not as invincible as some of you cheatriot fans think. The mere fact that they had home field advantage, got a scrub game in the divisonals vs the texans, not to mention a hurt leveon bell really benefited them. That won’t happen this year. Can’t wait!

  6. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 6:54 PM
    The Steelers defense is only getting better and they will win another championship. The offense is already there. N.E is nearly not as invincible as some of you cheatriot fans think. The mere fact that they had home field advantage, got a scrub game in the divisonals vs the texans, not to mention a hurt leveon bell really benefited them. That won’t happen this year. Can’t wait!

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    Whats N.E. got to do with anything? Your problems are the Ravens, Chiefs, and Dolphins all of whom are legitimate challenges to your position to care about the Patriots.

  7. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 6:54 PM
    The Steelers defense is only getting better and they will win another championship. The offense is already there. N.E is nearly not as invincible as some of you cheatriot fans think. The mere fact that they had home field advantage, got a scrub game in the divisonals vs the texans, not to mention a hurt leveon bell really benefited them. That won’t happen this year. Can’t wait!

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    I appreciate you supporting your team but what exactly have you seen that makes you believe that Mike Tomlin and the Steelers can find a way to beat BB and the Patriots? If anything, the games are getting more lopsided.

  8. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 6:54 PM
    The Steelers defense is only getting better and they will win another championship. The offense is already there.

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    The defense went from #21 to #12 last year, Certainly improvement but nowhere near good enough. There are several teams not just the Patriots the Steelers D cant contain. Not sure you want to measure against the Patriots either because they were ahead both years.

    As far as the offense being already there the Steelers say that every year and then everything fizzles and the excuses begin. There is no reason this year will be any different. I think the Chiefs and the Raiders will both be in your way before you ever see the Patriots. Dolphins and Bronco’s have a shot too.

  9. I appreciate you supporting your team but what exactly have you seen that makes you believe that Mike Tomlin and the Steelers can find a way to beat BB and the Patriots? If anything, the games are getting more lopsided.
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    The Steelers were very much in the game vs the pats last year at home in the regular season WITHOUT Big Ben. The Steelers Defensive secondary has always been the problem with schemes that they run vs the pats. That can be fixed.
    I agree, The game was lopsided in the second half in afc championship but they were on the road with no L.B. Not making excuses but its the truth. The Steelers are a better team at home as most teams are in the playoffs. It’s just a simple as that. If they are able to do that this season, they’ll have an excellent chance to win it all.

  10. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 8:47 PM
    I appreciate you supporting your team but what exactly have you seen that makes you believe that Mike Tomlin and the Steelers can find a way to beat BB and the Patriots? If anything, the games are getting more lopsided.
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    The Steelers were very much in the game vs the pats last year at home in the regular season WITHOUT Big Ben. The Steelers Defensive secondary has always been the problem with schemes that they run vs the pats. That can be fixed.
    I agree, The game was lopsided in the second half in afc championship but they were on the road with no L.B. Not making excuses but its the truth. The Steelers are a better team at home as most teams are in the playoffs. It’s just a simple as that. If they are able to do that this season, they’ll have an excellent chance to win it all.

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    Steelers fans and their excuses. If, shoulda, woulda…..

    Always bragging how they will win the games, then losing them, then the excuses.

  11. As far as the offense being already there the Steelers say that every year and then everything fizzles and the excuses begin. There is no reason this year will be any different. I think the Chiefs and the Raiders will both be in your way before you ever see the Patriots. Dolphins and Bronco’s have a shot too.
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    Some of these teams will have a chance as well but as you and I both know, it often boils down to qb play, good defense and home field. At least 3 of the teams the chiefs, dolphins and broncos don’t have good qbs.

  12. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 8:47 PM

    The game was lopsided in the second half in afc championship but they were on the road with no L.B. Not making excuses but its the truth.

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    No, that’s excuses.

    In your ‘truth’ do only the Steelers get their injured players back or does everyone?

    Because if everyone gets their injured players back….

    With Bell back the Steelers might have been close in that game instead of blown out
    Except….
    With Gronk back so is the blowout
    Except….
    If the Raiders get Carr back then the Steelers aren’t even playing that game.

    Champions are teams that overcome their adversities to win. The Steelers just cry about them.

  13. steelcurtainn says:
    May 27, 2017 8:47 PM

    The game was lopsided in the second half in afc championship but they were on the road with no L.B. Not making excuses but…
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    …making them anyway. My team plays in the same division with that juggernaut and all I see from Steelers fans, you among them, are excuses, continuous predictions of New England’s imminent demise and cries of how poor the AFC east is but the truth is the Pats are that good and they have a better record in your division than they do in ours Why is it so hard to give them the credit they have earned? I can’t speak for every Phins fan but I know plenty of us draw a small measure of comfort knowing that at least we are being denied by the best.

  14. I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots. Oh, I forgot, Patriot fans make EVERYTHING about the Patriots.

    Headline: Martha Stewart Makes Great Souffe`
    Pats Fan: Bill Belichick would have made it better

    Headline: Local Politician wins election by 750 votes.
    Pats Fan: Brady would have won by 10,000!

    Headline: Tsunami kills thousands in remote south Pacific Island.
    Pats Fan: Gronk should have been there. He could have rescued all of them, and had time to make a sandwich.

  15. Whats N.E. got to do with anything? Your problems are the Ravens, Chiefs, and Dolphins all of whom are legitimate challenges to your position to care about the Patriots.

    Ravens still don’t have a legit threat on offense, the defense is just getting older, and they are going to be lucky if they get above .500 this season.

    Chiefs are a joke. Steelers have been getting the better of them the past few years, including 2 wins last year.

    Dolphins…can’t be serious. They played an easy schedule and benefitted from it. They won the first game in the regular season, Steelers changed 5 starters and got into a groove. They dominated the Dolphins in the playoffs. My guess, they will be out of the playoffs and the Bengals in.

    The Steelers are the second best team in the AFC. They have the vets that been there before and the rising young stars. Will it be enough to overcome the Patriots this season? I doubt it, but they are due for a turn around.

  16. tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots.

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    Well if you read down this thread because the Steelers fans responded to this article by immeduiately talking about beating the Patriots. Actually Florio started that calling a 30-17 “nearly” getting to the suprbowl. The Steelers fans started saying this year they would beat the Patriots and citing how close they were in the regular season game (technically correct because a 27-16 blowout is closer than a 30-17 blowout). But actually it looks like its other teams that are giving the Steelers a rough time, Im not sure the Patriots have shown up yet, they will come later. Its sort of like how things play out during football season.

  17. tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots.
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    So there was some part of “Gay participated in 80.7 percent of the snaps in 2016 for a team that won the division and nearly got to the Super Bowl.” that you thought wasn’t inviting some derision from Pats fans? Have you read the comments and excuses from the Steelers fans here bringing up New England? Stopped by any New England threads lately to see some of those same Steeler fans making idiots of themselves? There’s even a couple of Dolphins fans here mocking the excuse making. I have a lot of respect for the organization but Steelers fans reap as they sow.

    Headline: Martha Stewart Makes Great Souffe`
    Pats Fan: Bill Belichick would have made it better
    Steelers Fan: Steelers invented the souffle

    Headline: Local Politician wins election by 750 votes.
    Pats Fan: Brady would have won by 10,000!
    Steelers fan: Big deal we’re royalty and that’s hereditary

    Headline: Tsunami kills thousands in remote south Pacific Island.
    Pats Fan: Gronk should have been there. He could have rescued all of them, and had time to make a sandwich.
    Steelers fan: Steel Curtain prevented tsunamis and drained the Pacific in the ’70’s

  18. Everyone has missed the point.

    The RAIDERS are ascending.

    Patsy fans and steeler honks need not forget that fact.

    Carr is young and very, very good.

    Tommy and Ben are not getting any younger.

    Not to mention, the RAIDERS have the best defensive player in the league.

    All-Pro at two different positions. Unprecedented.

    RAIDER NATION

  19. mullman76 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:44 PM
    Everyone has missed the point.

    The RAIDERS are ascending.

    Patsy fans and steeler honks need not forget that fact.

    Carr is young and very, very good.

    Tommy and Ben are not getting any younger.

    Not to mention, the RAIDERS have the best defensive player in the league.

    All-Pro at two different positions. Unprecedented.

    RAIDER NATION

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    tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots.

  20. mullman76 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:44 PM
    Everyone has missed the point.

    The RAIDERS are ascending.

    Patsy fans and steeler honks need not forget that fact.

    Carr is young and very, very good.

    Tommy and Ben are not getting any younger.

    Not to mention, the RAIDERS have the best defensive player in the league.

    All-Pro at two different positions. Unprecedented.

    RAIDER NATION

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    tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots
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    Well, for starters they aren’t a “nation” anymore. They’re transients. And the reason why she called out the Pats is obvious. They live up in her mind rent free.

  21. tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots.

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    Lol, Steelers fans fixate on the Patriots so much that even when they are getting beat up by other teams they still think it’s about the Patriots.

  22. tk1966 says:
    May 27, 2017 10:04 PM
    I’m just trying to figure out how this became about the Patriots. Oh, I forgot, Patriot fans make EVERYTHING about the Patriots.

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    Yes. If PFT is going to use moderators, they should do their jobs by, among other things, moderating out comments from posters who try to make any discussion that is not related to the Pats somehow about the Pats (e.g., tylawspick6, harrisonhits, nhpats). Doubt that’ll ever happen, though.

  23. Steelers’ fans love to blame their secondary for all those years of egg laying in the post season. Fact is, they have an offense that barely squeaks by, sometimes without even scoring a single touchdown. Of course you’re going to be torturing Gay all game when you know the hapless Steelers cant do anything but try to make field goals.

  24. Lol, Steelers fans fixate on the Patriots so much that even when they are getting beat up by other teams they still think it’s about the Patriots.
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    lol, fixated on the patriots…..There are are always cheatriot fans on a steeler threads posting there usual lame comments….. ..it’s more like who’s fixated on the Steelers. Look around.

  25. Remind me. When is the last time the Pats played the Steeers with all their weapons. The answer is it has been a long time. They always get lucky and their be a key injury or suspension right before they play the Steelers. Not once have they had to deal with Ben, Brown, Bell, and Bryant all on the field at the same time and if you don’t think that makes a huge difference you are lying to yourself.

  26. William Gay is horrible in coverage, The Steelers need to replace him in the worst way. In fact the Steelers need a ton of help in their secondary overall, which is why I was disappointed to see them draft TJ Watt.

    Instead of taking n OLB, PITT should of drafted the Safety/CB out of Washington 5″10/200pd Budda Baker possessing 4.41 40spd/36.5 vertical.
    Baker is extremely versatile , very similar to Tyrann Mathieu, was elite in college both in pass coverage & stopping the run, he is a beast. He can play SS, can play down in the box, can play FS or single high & absolutely excels down in the Slot as a SCB where he can take aways the opponents best slot receivers.
    Baker is going to be an Elite All-Pro S/SCB in the NFL and could of covered up a lot of weaknesses in the Steelers secondary for them. In Arizona paired up with Elite All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu, he allows AZ to be extremely versatile/multiple in what they do now .

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