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PalmerSteel
08-15-2008, 11:32 AM
sorry if its already posted about him. i didnt see his own thread started and was suprised actually. only thread i seen was the one from last week about timmons and dixon that Scalaid6 has post wh*&ed on. anyways,

did this guy look like a man playing amongst boys last night or what?! i swear he looked like he was playing against a college team. dont we have to start him over foote next preseason game to see how he does against starters? i thought he played unbelievable. woodson commented on him too on how he is gonna be a steeler for a long long time. :helmet:

Lord Stiller
08-15-2008, 12:00 PM
he's a beast

they need to get him on the field as much as they can

STEELtownHAVOX
08-15-2008, 12:02 PM
was he the guy in the 4th quarter that ran up the middle and smacked the ish out of the QB?

couldn't tell because my channel was blacked out and I was streaming online with no rewind button. plus they were interviewing that Whitner guy about his pick and shit.

PalmerSteel
08-15-2008, 12:04 PM
was he the guy in the 4th quarter that ran up the middle and smacked the ish out of the QB?

couldn't tell because my channel was blacked out and I was streaming online with no rewind button. plus they were interviewing that Whitner guy about his pick and shit.

that was him. he stuck out like a sore thumb in a good way with all those 2nd stringers last night. too quick and strong for anyone last night.

19ward86
08-15-2008, 09:48 PM
So much for him being a bust.

Edman
08-15-2008, 10:00 PM
Just a year ago people were calling him a bust.

Timmons and Dixon were the lone bright spots in Yesterday's game.

The Duke
08-15-2008, 10:12 PM
So much for him being a bust.

lol, yeah. last year many were convinced he'd be a bust.

It took him some time, unlike woodley, but timmons seems ready to be a main part of he steelers D

I just love the problem they have, too many good inside linebackers. foote's still a force, but soon timmons will pass him

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-16-2008, 12:03 AM
Problem with Timmons is that he doesnt play the run well at the point of attack. The kid can flat out close on the ball and hit.......I still think Foote is the better ILB.

Timmons would fit a 4-3 weakside LB scheme and be amazing!!

Preacher
08-16-2008, 01:18 AM
Problem with Timmons is that he doesnt play the run well at the point of attack. The kid can flat out close on the ball and hit.......I still think Foote is the better ILB.

Timmons would fit a 4-3 weakside LB scheme and be amazing!!

Don't forget.. he was drafted to be a OLB... actually to replace Porter--and then Harrison made that a non-issue. So he'll get some more work and in the end... I think we will be talking about him in the same breath as our other top LB's through the ages.

Galax Steeler
08-16-2008, 03:59 AM
Just give him a little more time and he will be toward the top at the positon he is still in a learning curve.

Galax Steeler
08-16-2008, 04:15 AM
Timmons' development paying dividends for Steelers

By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Did somebody get the number of that truck?

Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons sped through an opening in the middle of the line so fast Thursday night that Buffalo quarterback Matt Baker didn't know who -- or what -- hit him.

Baker's pass fell short of intended receiver Justin Jenkins in the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 24-21 loss to the Bills. Probably had something to do with Timmons blowing up the play -- along with Baker.

It was the type of hit Timmons has been waiting to make since joining the Steelers as a first-round draft pick last season.

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It's a hit Timmons can feel all the way down to his toes, while ensuring that his target plays the rest of the game with his head on a swivel.

But no more than the Steelers have been waiting for Timmons to deliver.

"Everybody's got to love that," said Timmons, speaking about having the opportunity to do what he does best on the football field -- seek and destroy. "I always try to get to the ball. I always try to make that a facet of my game."

For good measure, Timmons sacked another Bills quarterback, J.P. Losman, for an eight-yard loss. Timmons also defended a pair of screen passes about as well as you could ask from a young linebacker while also leading the Steelers with seven tackles.

"From last year to this year, it's been 180 degrees," linebacker James Harrison said of Timmons' development. "He's getting a little bit of what we call 'That dog.' He's starting to feel himself, and that comes from knowing what you're doing."

Harrison took Timmons under his wing as the two worked out together in the offseason. Upon getting to know each other better, Timmons loosened up and starting speaking his mind.

"He asks a lot more questions now than he did last year. He was quiet last year," Harrison said.

Said Timmons: "Having a year under your shoulder pads, that's a great advantage. This is a complex defense. It's different when you're running and you don't know what to do like a chicken with its head off. When you know what you can do and you're comfortable, you can play faster because you know where to be."

In one of the great upsets of the Steelers preseason, Timmons spoke expansively to reporters following the loss in Toronto. In Timmons' case, his "soliloquy" translated to offering more than one-word sound bites.

After drawing oohs and aahs from fans for his big hits, he stood tall in front of his locker and answered questions without a frown.

The soft-spoken and normally reclusive Timmons treated interviews last season like he was undergoing a root canal.

He also battled a nagging groin injury that limited his playing time. Finally healthy, he's showing off his expansive playmaking skills.

Timmons respects his elders, such as Harrison, James Farrior and Larry Foote, his main competition at right inside linebacker. After Thursday's game, coach Mike Tomlin said no decision has been made on who will start. At the same time, Timmons' play of late is going to make it difficult for Tomlin to keep him out of the starting lineup much longer.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_583155.html

GBMelBlount
08-16-2008, 06:26 AM
Nice read Galax. It's only natural to wonder (as I have), if your first round pick will be a bust if they don't have a stellar first year. I thought he looked great and nothing would make me happier than seeing both he and Woodley dominate for years to come.

millwalldavey
08-16-2008, 07:57 AM
I think he needed the year to catch on. Some 1st rounders are ready, some need a bit of seasoning. It's looking like everything is clicking for him.

Timmons/Woodley. It's gonna be a force to reckon with!