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Old 10-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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Default Re: Larry Foote: Pittsburgh Steelers struggling mentally

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Originally Posted by Goldsteel86 View Post
I agree Larry Foote is the leading tackler but Lamarr Woodley is tied in sacks with two, also Foote "scraped" when he should have "plugged", the run was to his side he read the play wrong, now I agree Timmons should have had pursuit as the weak side LB but Foote being the "Veteran Leader" should have stepped up and "plugged" instead of watch the play pass him by.
I think Foote is playing exceptionally well in his role.

Just like Farrior, his weakness is coverage, but he makes up for it with his speed in pursuit of the QB, and his tackling skills. I think he's better at this point in his career at getting to the QB than Farrior was last year, but he has the same liabilities with coverage, and that's just something we'll need to accept.

Foote is a veteran guy, and he's got what it takes to be a veteran leader, as does Ryan Clark. We had all of this leadership last year, and we didn't make it past round one of the playoffs. It's time for our guys to step up and BE leaders, we can't keep the older guys around forever.
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