Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen told Steelers.com that he wants to cover the opposing team’s top receiver next season.
“Of course,” he said. “I’ve always liked to challenge myself. I’ve always wanted that challenge just to see how I match up. And it’s always fun to go against talent like that.
“Ike’s done it before me. Hopefully, one day I’ll be in that position to be the level of player that he is. It’s a day-by-day process. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from him and the guys around me.
”Wherever I am in the defense, wherever they see fit, what’s best for the team, then that’s where I’ll be. I’ve never been a guy who said, ‘I want to play on this side or that side.’ We’re both capable of playing either side. And we’re both capable of playing anybody we face.
“It’s always us. It’s never them.”
The 25 year-old Allen is a good young up and coming corner that recorded 51 tackles and 2 interceptions in 2013.