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83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 05:19 PM
Steelers' Timmons returns to practice
Monday, August 13, 2007

By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rookie linebacker Lawrence Timmons, the Steelers' first-round draft pick, practiced this afternoon for the first time since he injured his groin in the the first week of training camp.

Timmons had missed every practice since July 27, as well as the Steelers' first two preseason games.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07225/809173-66.stm

Preacher
08-13-2007, 05:25 PM
Great now he will show how much of a bust he really is.

:rolleyes:

you all know, if he doesn't outperform everyone, people will call him that now. what a joke.

pittsburghp8baller
08-13-2007, 05:26 PM
great timing. hopefully he shows enough to play this weekend against the redskins. the game i will be at!

but if he dont play thats fine im jus glad to hear he is finally practicing

Black@Gold Forever32
08-13-2007, 05:27 PM
Holy crap.........Timmons is practicing......Plus did he actually make it through a whole practice without hurting his groin? Hopefully he remains healthy the rest of the way....I like what both Woodley and Timmons can bring to this defense down the road....

The Duke
08-13-2007, 05:27 PM
Great news

83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 05:33 PM
Great news

Amen to that. One step at a time with this kid. At least he's back in camp. That's the first big step.

IMO, if he's completely healthy and the doc's give him the green light, let him loose and let's see what he can do. Get him some NFL playing time.

If he's not, obviously you don't play him.

Atlanta Dan
08-13-2007, 06:41 PM
Need to take it easy - work him gradually through practices and maybe get him some game experience for the last 2 exhibition games - I am afraid if he injures the groin again in training camp by forcing the matter he effectively blows out his 2007 season.

Preacher
08-13-2007, 07:11 PM
Need to take it easy - work him gradually through practices and maybe get him some game experience for the last 2 exhibition games - I am afraid if he injures the groin again in training camp by forcing the matter he effectively blows out his 2007 season.

yep..

Funny thing, I also agree with 83. he needs some playing time in the preseason... but your right, another groin injury will really hurt his year.

So what happens? Well, we'll see!! I hope this kid just explodes onto the seen though!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
08-13-2007, 07:27 PM
Just hope that he hasnt been pressured to come back too early and screw up his groin again.

43Hitman
08-13-2007, 07:48 PM
Just hope that he hasnt been pressured to come back too early and screw up his groin again.


That's exactly what scares me most, Timmons seeing the early success of Woodley and pushing the envolope to early. Thus re-injuring himself to the point of missing the entire season or worse yet ending up with a career long nagging injury.

I really, really hope that all this was considered before he steps on the field.

I guess I am a little bit paranoid, but the Steelers don't have too many seasons where they get a moderatly high pick in the draft. When they get them they need to make them count.

ChronoCross
08-14-2007, 01:24 AM
Ok taking bets, 1day, 2days, 3days, are he actually makes it the rest of the way threw pre season before he goes down with the same groin injury...

J/K

Just hope he has not missed out on to much and catches on quick..

paw-n-maul-u
08-14-2007, 03:44 PM
He's gonna be a monster, people worry too much.

-He had a better last season than both of the predecessors (E. Sims and K. Wimbley ... both first round picks, drafted higher than 15th overall)

-He never missed a single game in college, or even high school for that matter.

My bet is that he'll outplay "silverback" by a mile once he finally gets into the groove of things. As big of a deal that people are making about this, atleast he isn't holding out, and learning the defense while he sits on the sideline. Would you rather have timmons or beason?

Considering out track record of first round draft picks In order: Holmes, Miller, Ben, Troy, Simmons, Big Snack, Plax... Colbert has done a helluva job with our first pick pretty much every year (I'll even give him the benefit of the doubt on the simmons pick. Simmons was an animal before his knee injury. And theres now even this talk about extending him).

Preacher
08-14-2007, 03:52 PM
He's gonna be a monster, people worry too much.

-He had a better last season than both of the predecessors (E. Sims and K. Wimbley ... both first round picks, drafted higher than 15th overall)

-He never missed a single game in college, or even high school for that matter.

My bet is that he'll outplay "silverback" by a mile once he finally gets into the groove of things. As big of a deal that people are making about this, atleast he isn't holding out, and learning the defense while he sits on the sideline. Would you rather have timmons or beason?

Considering out track record of first round draft picks In order: Holmes, Miller, Ben, Troy, Simmons, Big Snack, Plax... Colbert has done a helluva job with our first pick pretty much every year (I'll even give him the benefit of the doubt on the simmons pick. Simmons was an animal before his knee injury. And theres now even this talk about extending him).

Yep. Not to mention, Simmons did well the year before last and the talk is that he has shown back up in camp.

Of course, I wonder.... Hmmmmmm.... maybe in a new thread....