Originally Posted by steeltheone
I believe Foote has never gotten respect because he was the weakest link in a very good defense. He has always been a lunch pail carrying, show up everyday, give 100% type of player, but he is not a pro bowler and has weaknesses that can be seen by the average fan.
The Foote type of player is valuable on any NFL roster. you can't win without that type of player!
I am not so sure about him being any weak link in our defense-- that has been our CBs for a decade or more now.
For as long as I have been watching the guy, in my 15 or so years of serious football watching as an 'average fan", I am not seeing any glaring weaknesses that the other three guys who made up our LB corps had.
He is a bit slow in coverage, but then again, so was Clark Haggans, so is Woodley, so is Harrison for that matter.
Timmons is faster in coverage, but is hot and cold in run support. Foote has been stuffing opposing ballcarriers behind the LoS for our defense for years now.