If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have changes in their secondary Sunday night in their home game against the Indianapolis Colts, those changes apparently haven’t taken place yet in practice. At least not according to cornerback Ross Cockrell.
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cockrell said Wednesday that he didn’t see anything different with the reps in the secondary during Wednesdays practice.
While head coach Mike Tomlin did say Tuesday that he was open to making changes at the cornerback position during his press conference, he did not guarantee changes would take place. One of those possible forthcoming changes includes cornerback Brandon Boykin playing in the slot in sub packages.
“We’ve got some other guys who are capable,” said Tomlin. “We’re going to look at Brandon Boykin. We’re going to look at the utilization of William Gay maybe outside. We’re going to turn over all of those stones as we formulate a plan here this week.”
While Tomlin also admitted Tuesday that Cockrell and Antwon Blake both need to play better than they did during Sunday’s road loss to the Seattle Seahawks, he did not say whether or not either of the cornerbacks would be benched.
“We acknowledge that those guys need to play better,” said Tomlin. “Particularly they need to tackle better. We also acknowledge that those performances merit an opportunity to look at our options in that area while at the same time giving guys like those two I mentioned, an opportunity to rebound.”
Well, isn’t this going to be fun to watch play out? There are still several days to go until the Steelers play the Colts so let’s reserve judgement until we actually see which players play Sunday night and where. for all we know, the reps will be changed up on Thursday and Friday.