Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake set a record with his play during the 2015 NFL season but it’s not likely one he’ll be bragging to people about.
According to Pro Football Focus, Blake broke PFF records for yards allowed in coverage (1,074) and missed tackles (28) this year. That news is probably not surprising to any of you who are reading this, as Blake’s play has been atrocious this season.
In the Steelers Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns, Blake allowed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor to register his second-career reception on a 3rd and 19 play with 28 seconds remaining in the first half. The 42-yard reception ultimately resulted in the Browns kicking a 33-yard field goal to draw with 5 points at halftime. Pryor, by the way, is a converted quarterback and that was his first catch as a true wide receiver.
Despite his poor play throughout the season, Blake has still seen his share of playing time and especially during the first half of games in both the base and nickel defensive personnel groupings.
Blake finished the 2015 regular season with 76 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 11 passes defensed, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. According to PFF he finished the regular season with a grade of 32.3, which was almost the lowest for all qualifying cornerbacks.