Originally Posted by 55BaileyFan
Maybe Sly should be getting some of those snaps? I am writing an article asking the same question. The Steelers need better instincts and speed...things that Sly has.
Maybe. Speed is nice, but very overrated when it comes to football. The hall of fame is littered with busts of players that weren't as fast as their backups or their counterparts. No one ever accused Jack Lambert of being fleet of foot.
As for instincts, ok, if you say so. I'm not sure how you know that, but I don't think you can base it on some preseason snaps or how good he was in college. The coaching staff, specifically, Tomlin, LeBeau, and Butler have determined that Foote and Farrior are the better options right now. That's a tough group to outthink when it comes to linebackers.