Carnell Lake a Steeler again

Carnell Lake a Steeler again

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Carnell Lake a Steeler again

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carnell-lake-steelers-coach-B- After a week or so of speculation, the Steelers hired former defensive back Carnell Lake to become the team’s new secondary coach after Ray Horton accepted the defensive coordinator position in Arizona. Short of Rod Woodson or Mel Blount taking the job, this is easily the most press and hype the hiring of a secondary coach will ever get in Pittsburgh and it at least gives us something fun to think about during the doldrums of the offseason. Lake was a 5-time Pro Bowlers and an amazing player but he doesn’t have much in the way of coaching experience so I’m looking at this as an experiment of sorts. Lake was a coaching intern a couple of summers ago with the Philadelphia Eagles and coached the defensive backs for UCLA in 2009 but that is it. The knowledge is certainly there and I’m sure he’ll be able to relate to the players well. It will be something interesting to watch this training camp and into the season. 

-B- Our boy Gene at Favre Dollar Footlongs delivers the must read post of the day — he offers a rebuttal to Bill Simmons’ latest post on how greed is good in NFL labor talks. Epic stuff. 

-B- More and more mock drafts are floating around now. CBS has the Steelers taking Texas CB Aaron Williams and Draft Countdown thinks it’ll be Florida OL Mike Pouncey. I’ve written before that I’d like the see the Steelers select a cornerback, but I’d also take Pouncey over any of the CBs that are likely to be left late in the first round. My guess is Pouncey won’t last that long either.

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