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Old 02-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #11
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They should should see how the draft plays out before they decide to do this. I doubt there will be very many teams knocking down the door to get Larry Foote.
Or we could not have to worry about the Inside Linebacker position until next year's draft and focus on a Pass Rusher, Playmakers on offense, and back up safeties.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ed: Foote Says Steelers Talking New Contract With Him

This kind of mentality has to change. Did Foote really have a good season? Look past the stats - he's slowing Timmons down. He's forcing Timmons to play two positions on the inside because Foote is too slow to cover effectively. So, he's put into a role to blitz and disrupt which he can't do very well, either. He's forcing the teams hand here and Timmons is, again, playing both inside positions.

How about we draft someone that isn't 32 and can cover and blitz effectively which would do two things: it lets Timmons finally play the position he was drafted to do and, in turn, would give a significant boost to the pass rush.

We have to change this mentality of being loyal to guys that aren't effective. I don't put a lot of stock into the 'tackle' stat - Ray Lewis had 44 tackles heading into the Super Bowl and was utterly useless on the field. Remember him trying to cover Vernon Davis? It was embarrassing. Foote's game is similar - he can't cover and he can't disrupt because he's too old to contribute consistently.

Time to head for greener pastures, Larry.
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Red Flag?

Spence's rehab isn't going all that well?
i haven't heard anything official on how Spence's rehab is going. All I've ever heard from Tomlin is something along the lines of "We'll have to wait and see what he's like when he gets back on the football field." Which I'll admit doesn't sound too promising. I'm holding out hope though, it would be nice to be able to focus on other issues in the draft.
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This kind of mentality has to change. Did Foote really have a good season? Look past the stats - he's slowing Timmons down. He's forcing Timmons to play two positions on the inside because Foote is too slow to cover effectively. So, he's put into a role to blitz and disrupt which he can't do very well, either. He's forcing the teams hand here and Timmons is, again, playing both inside positions.

How about we draft someone that isn't 32 and can cover and blitz effectively which would do two things: it lets Timmons finally play the position he was drafted to do and, in turn, would give a significant boost to the pass rush.

We have to change this mentality of being loyal to guys that aren't effective. I don't put a lot of stock into the 'tackle' stat - Ray Lewis had 44 tackles heading into the Super Bowl and was utterly useless on the field. Remember him trying to cover Vernon Davis? It was embarrassing. Foote's game is similar - he can't cover and he can't disrupt because he's too old to contribute consistently.

Time to head for greener pastures, Larry.
The team will do what they see is best, I can't hold anything against Foote if they want him back.
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Oh brother... wasted cash.

Love ya Foote but your time is up. Other vets deserve to stay (Keisel, Harrison, Troy). You, unfortunately, do not.
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Oh brother... wasted cash.

Love ya Foote but your time is up. Other vets deserve to stay (Keisel, Harrison, Troy). You, unfortunately, do not.
depends how much they are giving him and what role they intend to use him in. He is a big part of the D. He contributed more than Polamalu this past season and is earning less.
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Argh!!! Use that money for Keenan Lewis.

I know that Spence's recovery is not guaranteed... but... if Lewis leaves, I'll be angered.
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Argh!!! Use that money for Keenan Lewis.

I know that Spence's recovery is not guaranteed... but... if Lewis leaves, I'll be angered.
I would agree that Lewis is more important than resigning Foote. Lewis didn't just have a few good games, he was solid all season. The way he played wasn't a fluke either, the guy is going to be solid. I would rather have him here the rest of his career than look for a possible replacement for Ike before too long.
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I would agree that Lewis is more important than resigning Foote. Lewis didn't just have a few good games, he was solid all season. The way he played wasn't a fluke either, the guy is going to be solid. I would rather have him here the rest of his career than look for a possible replacement for Ike before too long.
Exactly. Here are the two worst-cases scenarios for signing Foote versus signing Lewis.

SIGN LEWIS
Draft an ILB... hope for the best. Have a great CB.

SIGN FOOTE
Draft a CB (the toughest position to fill, besides QB)... hope for the best. Have an average & old ILB.

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Signing Lewis makes so much more sense.
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Also, as I've found out recently, Foote is a pretty smart and well spoken dude, now that he's in a leadership role and is called upon more frequently in speaking directly to the press. I have no problems with Larry returning for at least one more year.
a proven, elderly veteran, who is affordable and is more than capable to step in, do the job and lead, if called upon in a pinch.

he is like the steelers defensive Joe Biden!

(lets see how this post goes over)
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