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How does someone forget about William Gay?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Lizard72, May 20, 2019.

  1. Lizard72

    Lizard72

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    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/05/buy-or-sell-sean-davis-will-produce-3-turnovers-in-2019/

    Quoted from his sell:

    "Outside of Ryan Shazier, the only players who have recorded three or more interceptions in a season since Troy Polamalu quite a while ago were Davis, Artie Burns, and Mike Mitchell. Mitchell is gone, Burns is fending for a job, and Davis hasn’t exactly been a ballhawk throughout his career."

    WHAAA?!?!

    You forgot Willie Gay's 3 and all three taken to the house year? he even had one called back on a penalty I believe!

    Sheesh!!!
     
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  2. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

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    Who? LOL.
     
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  3. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82

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    I think the problem is

    Nowadays everybody wants to talk like they got something to say
    But nothing comes out when they move their lips
    Just a bunch of gibberish
    And SteelersDepot act like they forgot about Gay
     
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  4. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Poor Willie, always underappreciated.

     
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  5. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    it's because you can't say his last name anymore lol
     
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  6. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    William Gay and Deshea Townsend... most underrated CBs in Steeler history.
     
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  7. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

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    Both were average in my opinion and it took townsend 5 years before he became a full time starter, and Gay wasnt a fan favorite untill later in his career......
     
  8. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but those two are better than just about every CB Steelers have drafted over the past 10 years.
     
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  9. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

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    Looks like they blew it with artie burns, we have only had two great corners in mel blount and woodson and even getting chad scott in the first round with the 8th pick he only lasted 7 years and 2 with the patriots, scott did have 2 pretty good years with us, getting 5 picks in back to back years 2000 and 2001, but they released him in 04 after 7 years, burns is the biggest head scratcher of all time, who evaluated him to make us draft him in the 1st round, surely not tomlin who was a DB coach:facepalm:
     
  10. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    Gay was much better in his second stint with Pittsburgh than his first.
     
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  11. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    I would put Ike up there as borderline great.
     
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  12. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I will say when William Gay intercepted that ball it did turn into a pick six, he had a knack for that.

    He was also a very good blitzer for a DB.
     
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  13. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think he was better as the nickel than as a starting outside corner, irrespective of whether it was the first or second stint.
     
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  14. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Is that where Lake played him his first season as coach? Because Gay played much better that year, then left and continued playing well when he returned.
     
  15. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    This is going back a ways and may tax my memory, but I think he was the nickel with Ike and McFadden on the outside back then
     
  16. Lizard72

    Lizard72

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    His first stint it seemed like he was always there with the receiver, he just never made a play on the ball early in his career.

    I think he said when he really started watching tape and studying is when he started getting his head around and jumping routes.
     

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