Re: Steelers Like FSU's Timmons
Even after Timmons posted pedestrian times of 4.63 and 4.71 in the 40 and appeared winded between drills at Florida State's Pro Day, Tomlin came to Timmons' defense.
"The (game) tape is his walking-and-talking resume," Tomlin told the Tallahassee Democrat. "Sometimes people get enamored with workouts and things of that nature. The No. 1 thing is the tape. And his tape is his biggest ally."
The tape is his biggest ally unless he has kept his motor running to make the pros and then plans to turn it off once he gets that first big payday - it has been known to happen.
For example, Lendale White played well his senior year at USC, slacked off in the draft workouts, and now allegedly has reported to Titans mini-camp after having the starting RB job handed to him at a Bettis like 260 pounds. The warning signs all were there in his pre-draft workouts.
For similar reasons, Timmons getting winded in workouts and having slow times in the 40 are red flags to me. Sometimes a coach falls in love with a player and is blind to the player he saw on tape not being the player that actually is drafted.