Steven Nelson Calls Out Bleacher Report for Disrespecting Him and Calling CB an Offseason Need for Steelers

Steelers CB Steven Nelson calls out Bleacher Report
Steelers CB Steven Nelson calls out Bleacher Report / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

If there's anything the Pittsburgh Steelers need to improve this offseason, it really shouldn't be their cornerbacks. Joe Haden and should-have-been Pro Bowler Steven Nelson were two bright spots on a team that only finished at .500 for the first time since 2013.

However, it seems that Bleacher Report disagrees. In an article in which they tried to address what the Steelers need to do in the offseason, they stated that the "cornerback spot opposite Joe Haden remains an area of concern."

This seems blasphemous for someone who covers football for a site as well-known as Bleacher Report. In 72 targets in 2019, Nelson allowed 37 receptions and 0 touchdowns. Nelson responded to the article himself.

Nelson continually fails to be recognized by those outside Steelers Nation, as after a Pro Bowl-caliber season in 2019, he failed to make the game. Even more tragic, he failed to make the Bleacher Report article as well, as his name wasn't even mentioned.

Pitting Nelson against nearly any other corner in the game will show his statistical superiority, and the fact that Bleacher Report failed to recognize that is a failure in itself.