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Former DB Washington Remembers Steelers-Titans Rivalry

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — LP Field may be the home of the “Music City Miracle,” but some nostalgic Steeler fans might also remember it as the scene of the crime.

With the Steelers set to play the Titans this week, Dewayne told “Seibel, Starkey & Miller” Wednesday about their Jan. 2003 playoff loss to Tennessee, during which he was called for running into the kicker on the game-winning field goal attempt when the Titans’ Joe Nedney apparently flopped after the play.

“Kickers sometimes do that. I didn’t touch the guy, but he’s just trying to help his team,” Washington said of that AFC Divisional Playoff contest. “The refs make mistakes, and that’s just the way it goes. People down here don’t really talk about it too much. There’s a lot of plays, as a cornerback, you wish you had back, but that’s the nature of the position.”

In the meantime, Washington is the first to admit that position, within pro football, is now much different from his own playing days.

“For a defensive back, you just have to be okay as a cover guy, and you can make a whole lot of money in the NFL. There isn’t really a lock-down cornerback in the NFL [anymore] besides Darrelle Revis. It’s okay just to be in the area of the wide receiver, if you will, and make a sure tackle,” he said.

We get into further detail with Washington about his career in the NFL, some of the hits he took, and how grateful he is for getting out of the league relatively healthy:

Kickoff between the Steelers (2-2) and Titans (1-4) is set for 8:00 P.M. on Pittsburgh’s CW, with Pittsburgh Gameday featuring Joe Starkey and Josh Miller, live from Jergel’s in Warrendale, beginning at 6:00 P.M. on SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan.

“Seibel, Starkey & Miller” can be heard weekdays 2:00-6:00 on The Fan.

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