Steelers Secondary Coach Ray Horton Talks Team’s Performance

Joe Starkey of Seibel and Starkey on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN sat down with Ray Horton for a one-on-one interview in which the main talking was William Gay’s play so far this year.

Horton defended his cornerback by saying he has had what might appear to be a rough stretch, but a lot of that has to do with the match-ups he has had to deal with.

One of those poor match-ups involved Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and Ray said that Brady is the best Quarterback in the league out of all the Quarterback’s his secondary will face this year.

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  • steelernation356

    Gay and McFadden can not cover anyone and that’s why the Steelers pass defense is so bad. They need cover guys that play up not 20 yds back.

  • Jeremy

    Yeah I’ve noticed this… it’s so frustrating to see the opponent fling a bullet to his reciever, who is standing 12 yards down the middle of the field, patiently waiting for the pass, and then gets another 5 yards before someone on the Steelers gets to him. I hope they improve this weekend. GO STEELERS!

  • Mike

    Excellent interview! This shows how unwilling this coaching staff is to admit mistakes and make proper adjustments. Come on, Gay’s performance has been “outstanding”. I can’t imagine what Horton would say if Gay had actually made a few plays in the last game? Horton would probably break out the yellow blazer and send Gay straight to the Hall of Fame. I’m tired of hearing these coaches bring up stats like we’re a top 5 defense. Who cares? Ultimately, the goal is to win a Superbowl and you’re more than likely going to have to beat the best teams to do it. So who cares if you pad your stats against Cincy and Cleveland. If stats are so important, then why don’t Horton reference the Steelers numbers against New Orleans, New England, etc…? All we can do is hope that another team knocks off teams like New England because our coaching staff is unwilling to make changes. Horton can’t help but gush about the greatness of Brady. In the immortal words of Dennis Green, why don’t Horton just crown Brady and the Pats because they were who we thought they were.

  • Roberto

    This guys dont know what the hell hes talking about. So whay everytime we play a good quarterback and or wide reciever we should count is as a loss. Oh he played well but just not against those guys. So next year we will just ask the league if we can play against bad qb’s and wr’s so that Gay can play better. What a Moron!

  • Bryan

    Someone call Rod Woodson and see if he wants a coaching job.

  • vic

    Someone tell Coach Horton,that the reason we lose games is that the coach’s fail the players. Players play the game that the coach’s coach….Wake up Coach horton and you better update your resume.

  • Tom Kulpa

    We may as well let Gay blitz when he is in there because he can`t cover worth a dime. McFadden is a good tackler-probably because he has had so much practice taking his man down after a reception!

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