Farrior finds himself sidelined in favor of Foote
By Scott Brown
, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, September 12, 2011
BALTIMORE -- Steelers defensive captain James Farrior spent time in unfamiliar territory Sunday: the sidelines.
Larry Foote replaced Farrior at left inside linebacker for three series in the first half of the Steelers' 35-7 loss to the Ravens.
Coach Mike Tomlin said that was by design -- not because of an injury to Farrior, who hasn't missed a game since 2005.
"Larry had a good preseason," Tomlin said. "We would like to play both men, so we made a commitment early on that both men were going to play, and we stood up to that."
The 36-year-old Farrior said, "I'm healthy. Everything's fine," when asked if sharing time with Foote had anything to do with an injury.