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Steelers Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke Causes Fumble, Learns 'Renegade'


The Steelers' most recent acquisition, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, didn't get a press conference upon his signing with the team Sept. 7.

It's likely more people were tuned into his unofficial announcement of presence on the team in Week 2, when his speed on a potential punt return distracted Jets return man Jeremy Kerley, causing a fumble, which was recovered by Steelers' safety Ryan Mundy.

His reaction to a certain Steelers home-game theme song may have even further endeared himself with Steelers fans. The man known as "DVD" showed his excitement after the game via Twitter:

Steelers/Jets Coverage: Van Dyke | Roster Review | Big Ben Adapting | Welcome Back Clark | Offensive Play Totals | Game Story | Recap With Jets |

He was informed of his error, and quickly corrected it.

You know it now, DVD. You'll hear it plenty often.

He's earned gunner duties on special teams after just 10 days with the team, and his ability to break off his blocker and use his noted speed to disrupt a punt causing a turnover is quite the start for the former third-round pick, whom Oakland jettisoned after just one season.

The adage is "you can never have too many good cornerbacks." His coverage skills have yet to be tested in Pittsburgh, but causing one turnover in five Steelers punts, along with contributing to a unit that allowed a total of six punt return yards is certainly good enough.