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Old 02-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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Default Re: ESPN Insider: AFC North Holes

Originally Posted by Steel_Bus_24 View Post
Im not writing him off, Im just not sold on him being the 1st and 2nd down run stuffer just yet.....

I could definitely see him getting the snaps over Foote when we have the other team in obvious passing situations
NFL isnt about 1st and 2nd down run all the time. Foote is declining fast and a poor run defender. Sean Spence will not be the strongside ILB if he makes the starting lineup, which will likely see Timmons move to that position.

This is all contingent on his recovery from injury anyways. I thought the Steelers should have drafted James Michael Johnson from Nevada last year, but they liked Spence for his on field production, which was outstanding. If he is back, I think we have another position covered, but if the injury was too bad, then we need to look in the draft or free agency.
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