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Old 04-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior's spot?

I think that Sylvester will be given every opportunity during this season to win the starting job, but that doesn't mean that, if they draft Hightower, that the latter can't just take it from him next year or the year after.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior's spot?

I'd be happy if Sylvester was just a solid special teamer that was cheap. If he turns out to be anything more, its a bonus. I dont see him beating out Foote this year, or anybody else next year.

I think he might end up being a guy that can backup inside and at OLB.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #13
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That's true. As a 5th round pick, his value is already cemented as a versatile backup and above average special teamer. Anything else would indeed be a bonus.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior's spot?

nope. LB was our strength now its a weakness. Harrison is getting old, Timmons has been average at best, Woodley is elite but lets hope last years injury isnt a start of something bad and we have no one who can step in for farrior.
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Default Re: Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior's spot?

geesh, cant any football player get hurt anymore while playing the violent game of football w/o fans getting over reactionary and panicky about a player being injury prone.

oh, and theres only one person on the entire planet that thinks the steelers LB corps is a weakness.
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geesh, cant any football player get hurt anymore while playing the violent game of football w/o fans getting over reactionary and panicky about a player being injury prone.
Seriously, it's utter paranoia.
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Default Re: Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior's spot?

Whether Sly can be the "heir" to Farrior remains to be seen, but it's way too much of a gamble to take if Hightower is there waiting for us at 24.
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He isnt ready at all. We would be better off drafting hightower in the first if he is there or waiting for the second and grabbing burflict. They have way more upside than Sylvester. He needs to stay on the ST and make his splash there.
Burfict is all hype and with the attitude and character questions as well as his poor performances at the combine and pro .days, he may not get drafted at all.
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Burfict is all hype and with the attitude and character questions as well as his poor performances at the combine and pro .days, he may not get drafted at all.
True, and most that reference him in the draft have not really watched any game tape on him.

Burfict runs around blocks, rather than take on the blocker. Probably because of his lack of strength from not spending time in the weight room. That takes him out of position often and hurts his team. The plays he makes on hilight films are mostly when he is blitzing or freelancing. He is not a sound LB and its interesting to see if anybody will take him and hope to hide him on the practice squad in hopes he can be developed.
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