Originally Posted by Curtain_of_Steel
I don't think Timmons roll on the Def is really to run it. IMO he does to much other key issues blitzing etc to call check downs on the plays etc.
Timmons plays the Will-weakside linebacker in our system and doesn't have the duties in calling the defense and getting accustomed to teams strong-side formations. Farrior was our Mike-backer, or strong-side linebacker that is virtually responsible for strong side checkdowns out of the backfield and chasing around the teams #1 halfback and calling out substitutions and what not. I don't think we'll see that role emerge with Timmons as Mike (since Will has more upside in pass-coverage, one of Timmons strengths.) I'm sure Foote will be a stand in position until we get someone in here to run this defense and play signal caller.