Re: Why Was Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons Ignored in 2012?
This kind of went off topic, but LT has been playing at a high level and has been our best Linebacker for the last three years. In 2010 and 2011 it was neck and neck between him and Woodley, but in 2012 Woods took a moon-jump sized leap backward and will have to recover from it this season (I figure I'm going to refer to the 2013 season as 'this season' from now on because I want to forget about 2012).
It's debatable if he was playing at a Pro-Bowl level since '10, but this year there wasn't a better overall ILB in the AFC than Timmons. It's unfortunate that he gets no recognition and gets overshadowed because of the lack of name recognition while guys like Ray Lewis - who contributed next to nothing - get in. Well, people know who he is now and other guys are right, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he gets in next year.