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cmerrifield
03-07-2011, 04:44 PM
We hired lake. I am really excited about this.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11066/1130353-100.stm

Steelers hire Lake as secondary coach


Monday, March 07, 2011


By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coach Mike Tomlin has hired Carnell Lake as his new secondary coach to replace Ray Horton, now defensive coordinator in Arizona.
Lake was a five-time Pro Bowl safety for the Steelers in the 1990s.

LatrobePA
03-07-2011, 04:53 PM
I like this move...

BlitzburghRockCity
03-07-2011, 05:03 PM
This is great move, Lake was a such a great player for us. If there is anybody that knows the Safety and CB position, it's Lake. Anytime you can get a former player of Lake's caliber to come back and be a coach you usually make out pretty well.

cmerrified, I edited your post to include the source of the news. Since we have multiple social networking sites feeding off this particular section we want to make sure we have all the pertinent links and info in our initial posts.

PsychoWard
03-07-2011, 05:05 PM
I like this move...

:ditto: Good move Steelers :clap:

DanRooney
03-07-2011, 05:06 PM
This is great move, Lake was a such a great player for us. If there is anybody that knows the Safety and CB position, it's

Rod Woodson.

fixed it for ya :yellowthumb:

Phenomenal TJ
03-07-2011, 07:19 PM
Really like this move, especially after Woodson signing with Oakland.

lloydfan4life
03-07-2011, 07:21 PM
I'm liking this move too! :clap:

HUNT4SEVEN
03-07-2011, 08:12 PM
I LOVE THIS MOVE:clap::clap: Hopefully he can coach Butler up to par and get him on the field asap and maybe just maybe teach Ike how to catch the ball :lol: I think Keenan should move to safety

Callax
03-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Including myself, I also like this move....
Let's see how much we like this after the DB's don't play well and give up some big plays or TD's!!

Hope he can teach these guys a thing or 2

Raleigh Steel
03-07-2011, 08:29 PM
lake was one of my favorites from that era. glad to see him back with the black and gold!

tuggysteel822
03-07-2011, 09:13 PM
This is such a good move. Carnell was such a great player with the Steelers and on great teams. He was so solid in the defensive backfield, I only can imagine how he can impart knowledge to the current crop of players. This will be fun to watch. Great move Steelers. Keep Carnell in the black and gold, where he belongs always!

Go Steelers!

steeldoc
03-07-2011, 10:14 PM
Smart guy, good choice. I remember Lake had to play corner at times and was always cutting weight to keep up his speed.

Blazedby92
03-08-2011, 09:48 AM
One of my all time favorites but let's see if he can coach.

DIESELMAN
03-08-2011, 09:53 AM
Good move by Tomlin, he thought long and hard and took his time making this decision. Horton had been with us since 2004, it was time for him to move on and give someone else with a fresh set of eyes to coach our DB's.


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SteelerDave74
03-08-2011, 09:57 AM
This really did make my post season to see Coach Tomlin hire Carnell to coach our DBs. This is going to really be an awesome experience for Lake. If there was someone out there that could improve our secondary it is Lake and I would give credit to Woodson too. I wish we could of had both of them sharing their specialities with our guys.

cmerrifield
03-08-2011, 11:00 AM
Here is what steelersdepot.com did with the one season Lake was at UCLA. It makes me even more excited about this move.
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/03/a-look-at-the-one-season-that-carnell-lake-coached-dbs-at-ucla/

LarryNJ
03-08-2011, 11:14 AM
One of my all time favorites but let's see if he can coach.

I agree. Just because someone is a good smart player doesn't make him a good coach. My take is Woodson is bored and it's a new challenge for him. I really would like to know what lakes motivation is. If he really wanted to coach why did he wait so many years?

Best of luck and I hope that he ends up with us until he's as old as Dick. :)

DanRooney
03-08-2011, 11:17 AM
Makes me think we're going to make a move for Rahim Moore...

coldrolled
03-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Here is what steelersdepot.com did with the one season Lake was at UCLA. It makes me even more excited about this move.
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/03/a-look-at-the-one-season-that-carnell-lake-coached-dbs-at-ucla/

Could this have us lean to Rahim Moore in the #31 spot...

Moore is a CB / S like Lake was.. very interesting.

STEELWILLiam
03-08-2011, 02:18 PM
This is a great move for Pittsburgh...plus I think LeBeau might have a little bit of defensive back knowledge to share with him.

Rampage
03-09-2011, 08:08 PM
I like the move. Hopefully his experience playing will translate to coaching ability.