Monday, March 7, 2011
Steelers find their DB coach
By James Walker
The Pittsburgh Steelers hired a familiar name to join their coaching staff on Monday. The team announced former five-time Pro Bowler Carnell Lake will coach Pittsburgh's defensive backs this upcoming season.
Former Steelers assistant Ray Horton recently was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their new defensive coordinator, leaving Pittsburgh's position vacant. This will be Lake's first NFL coaching gig. He played for the Steelers from 1989-98 and coached defensive backs for one season at UCLA in 2009.
Pittsburgh held the NFL's No. 2 defense, but the pass defense was inconsistent at times. The Steelers are also thin at cornerback and have a big pending free agent this year in Ike Taylor.