Former Safety, Carnell Lake interviews for Secondary Coach

Just when I thought Wednesday was going to be the quiet before the storm and fallout from this pending lockout, a blast from the past enters the news stream.  Gerry Dulac from the PPG reports that former Steeler safety, Carnell Lake is at the South Side facility today interviewing for the secondary coaching job.

Voted onto the Steelers All-Time Team and the NFL’s 1990’s All-Decade Team, Lake was one of the Steelers great secondary men.  You might even remember that he was the lone controversial League MVP vote back in 1997 that caused a tie between Barry Sanders and Brett Favre.  Peter King probably became John Madden’s ‘Bartman’ that year in denying Favre the title.

Good stats during his tenure as a Steeler: 16 picks, 25 sacks, 17 fumble recoveries, and 5 defensive TD’s.  Done in 10 seasons between 89-98.  Oh, and by the way – he was picked 34th overall in the 2nd round for those of you curious about that secondary drafting history.

So NPC readers, what do you think about the prospects of having Lake as the new secondary coach?  Do you think this impacts the draft at all?

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