Originally Posted by Dodens Grav
If Foote is cut, then the Steelers will quickly be in the market for 2 new LBs after Farrior retires, and we will then have NO depth at the ILB position, added to the looming retirement of James Harrison and the need to find a new backup OLB assuming Jason Worilds is actually the answer at that spot.
I'm with you on that concern. My hope (not to be confused with a mandate) is that one of the younger ILBs could supplant Foote as the #3 (Sylvester). Then have another young guy in the wings as a #4 (Ivy?). But if these young guys aren't stepping up, then you have to keep Foote.
My concern is that if something happens with Farrior or he retires after this year, Foote is a downgrade. They have to find the long term solution at ILB.