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View Poll Results: Starting ROLB by game 9
Harrison 22 50.00%
Timmons 15 34.09%
Woodley 7 15.91%
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Who will be the ROLB by game 9?

Lets say for arguments sake that the Steelers are running a majority of their D out of a base 3-4.

And lets also assume that 3 of those 4 places are nailed down in terms of starters.

LOLB - Haggans
LILB - Farrior
RILB - Foote


Who will be the starting ROLB by the half way point of the season?
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Lets say for arguments sake that the Steelers are running a majority of their D out of a base 3-4.

And lets also assume that 3 of those 4 places are nailed down in terms of starters.

LOLB - Haggans
LILB - Farrior
RILB - Foote


Who will be the starting ROLB by the time the half way point of the season?
Ok the Steelers will be running the 3-4 as their base defense. With the drafting of Timmons and Woodley prove that.

As for the question who will start at ROLB by week 9? I think Clark Haggans will be the one replaced and not James Harrison. Yes James Harrison had never started a full season in the NFL. But he seems to have more of knack for making game changing plays then Haggans. I think Haggans is ok but he doesn't make enough big plays in my mind. So by mid-season I won't be shocked if one of the young OLBs takes Haggans spot.

Anyway Coach Tomlin has stated he plans on using the young OLBs anyway. So we will see on the field no matter to spell Haggans/Harrison. Plus both OLBs will be in the sub packages.
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Default Re: Who will be the ROLB by game 9?

Timmons is actually about 10 to 15 pounds to small for a OLB in a 3/4 he would have to put on some weight, I think Timmons was drafted for 4-3 scheme that we will change to in time. Wood at 269 pounds could actually drop in pounds if he is going to play OLB for us and gain more speed in the process. Timmons will get thrown around like a little teddy bear at 232 pounds at OLB..
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who will be the ROLB by game 9?

Funny Greg Lloyd was 225 and he played OLB in a 3-4.lol Stop with all the 4-3 talk. Its not happening. If anything it will be a hybrid type of defense. As for Woodley, Adalius Thomas weighs 270 and he seems to play OLB just fine. I see Woodley as that type of player for the Steelers.
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I see Timmons size is different, and something tells me that we might go for someone like that and use it to our advantage. Either James Harrison or Timmons.... I can't really choose just yet between the two because there are disadvantages and advantages with them both.

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I can see Timmons in that spot.
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greg lloyd was a fast LB, timmons doesnt have great speed. on the other hand woodley ran about the same 40 as timmons and weighs more like a LB should. haggans will not be replaced, he might be let go when his contract is up but i highly doubt he will be released. i think we are all forgetting about the coming out player of last season, Brett Keisel. he has been taking snaps as a LB, woodley used to play DE, so maybe Keisel will start at ROLB and woodley will start as RE.
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Timmons will have many opportunities to make plays, just not as the starting ROLB. I firmly believe that Harrison is going to make everyone forget about Peezy. Timmons will have his shot in sub packages. I agree with B&GF32 that if anyone gets replaced it will be Haggans and that would be by Woodley.

You will not see Woodley at DE unless it is in a passing situation (dime package) not the base 3-4.
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greg lloyd was a fast LB, timmons doesnt have great speed. on the other hand woodley ran about the same 40 as timmons and weighs more like a LB should. haggans will not be replaced, he might be let go when his contract is up but i highly doubt he will be released. i think we are all forgetting about the coming out player of last season, Brett Keisel. he has been taking snaps as a LB, woodley used to play DE, so maybe Keisel will start at ROLB and woodley will start as RE.
so timmons isnt fast as lloyd but keisel is? do you have 40 times for all these players? 40 times are over rated. some players just play fast. our linebackers need to have initial burst off the line. 40 speed is secondary.

just going off of combine results, timmons can hang with wr's such as larry fitzgerald and anquan boldin easilly so im not too worried about him having cement in his shoes...

i voted harrison. its his time to shine.
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Timmons will have many opportunities to make plays, just not as the starting ROLB. I firmly believe that Harrison is going to make everyone forget about Peezy. Timmons will have his shot in sub packages. I agree with B&GF32 that if anyone gets replaced it will be Haggans and that would be by Woodley.

You will not see Woodley at DE unless it is in a passing situation (dime package) not the base 3-4.
OR...

We back out of the 3-4 and run a 2-5... With Aaron and Casey on the line.

Then, we drop 3 into coverage and rush two from wherever... or drop 4 into coverage and bring in Troy...

No.. it will NEVER happen.. I am just having fun here, but it would be fun to see!!
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