Veteran Safety Will Allen will reportedly be getting the starting nod over Shamarko Thomas on Thursday. This comes from Shamarko Thomas via Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter.
@dlolleyor that is per Shamarko Thomas
— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) September 6, 2015
While Allen isn’t exactly young and quick, he’s seldom out of position. Thomas on the other hand had difficulty at times in the Cover 2 this preseason, which resulted in some big offensive plays.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Shamarko on the field and being worked into the fold in different looks, but it appears that the Steelers don’t think that the 3rd year safety is quite ready to cover the deep half of the field against Tom Brady.