Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Browns Bills
September 7, 2014, 1:00pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
dunkuntou
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 106
Member Number: 4780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Who is going to stay at LB?

This is an interesting scenario on who to keep at linebacker. Cowher always liked to keep 8 but I was figuring this year with the addition of the Cover-2 and the 4-3 that maybe we would keep 7 but could we actually see 9???

I know that thats a lot and I doubt that it will happen but from what I have been hearing is that Marquis Cooper has been playing really well, especially on special teams. So does he take Boo Wallace's spot? Does he even make the team?

I truly doubt we see 9 linebackers...but it did cross my mind (most due to Timmons injury).

Who does everyone think we should keep for the linebacking corp this year?
dunkuntou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
BettisFan
Team Owner
Supporter
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,677
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

timmons will be back
__________________

Vist My blog at www.moesportsblog.com
BettisFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 92,845
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,041
Thanked 3,217 Times in 1,366 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

You know woodley and timmons will be there.
Galax Steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
Preacher
Living Legend
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,890
Member Number: 16327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

Quote:
Originally Posted by galax steeler View Post
You know woodley and timmons will be there.
If Timmons groin keeps being a problem...

I wouldn't even be shocked if he hits IR for the year, leaving a place for another LB.

possibility... about 2 percent. But i wouldn't be shocked.
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

You will obviously see the starters...Harrison/Foote/Farrior/Haggans.
The two rookies....Timmons/Woodley

That leaves Cooper, Harrison (Arnold), Kriewaldt, Seigler, Stanley, and Wallace, plus a handful of UDFA's
Some of those guys had better take a look at Cooper and shoot for a start on STs
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 08:59 AM   #6
DACEB
Banned
 
DACEB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,480
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2911
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

Seigler is long gone LLT, he's pimping out some guy in the pen!
DACEB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 11:11 AM   #7
SteelFist
Bench Warmer
Supporter
 
SteelFist's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Maryland, Suburbs of DC
Posts: 321
Gender: Male
Member Number: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

Timmons, Woodley, Haggans, Foote, Farrior, J. Harrison, Wallace, and Kriewaldt. I don't see anyone else making the team.
__________________

"That guy across from me, he has to do one or two things, either raise his level of play or get his a-- kicked all day" - Greg Lloyd
SteelFist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 12:48 PM   #8
mental.apparition
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 28
Member Number: 5797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

My guess...

Woodley, Timmons, Haggans, Foote, Farrior, J. Harrison, Wallace and A. Harrison.

Cover 2 is not an "addition" for this team. They ran cover 2 before Tomlin's arrival and I'm not sure exactly how this would affect the LB roster.

The Steelers are not changing to a base 4-3 this year so that is no factor on the LB roster.
mental.apparition is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #9
onthebus36
Bench Warmer
Supporter
 
onthebus36's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 365
Member Number: 5208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mental.apparition View Post
Cover 2 is not an "addition" for this team. They ran cover 2 before Tomlin's arrival and I'm not sure exactly how this would affect the LB roster.
Funny you mention that. I saw Dungy talking about the "Tampa Two" the media gives him credit for "inventing" and he said all he did was apply what he learned from Chuck Noll when he was in Pittsburgh.
__________________
onthebus36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 02:48 PM   #10
mental.apparition
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 28
Member Number: 5797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Who is going to stay at LB?

Quote:
Originally Posted by onthebus36 View Post
Funny you mention that. I saw Dungy talking about the "Tampa Two" the media gives him credit for "inventing" and he said all he did was apply what he learned from Chuck Noll when he was in Pittsburgh.
Tampa Two denotes the entire defense while Cover 2 denotes DB coverage. Steelers use cover 2 in their pass defense arsenal.

Dungy is correct in his giving of credit. The Steelers of the 70s ran the 4-3 cover 2 better than anybody else. Dungy didn't invent it. He did tweak it somewhat and of course the media has sold it as the Tampa 2.

Since Tomlin's arrival there has been much speculation on whether the Steelers would move to a 4-3 cover 2 type base defense. They may but not this year.

As it is the Steelers run many of the same concepts in their nickel packages with 4 DL. It's just the steelers typically use 2 LB with the hand down and move the DEs inside. Versus 2 DT + 2 DE in traditional 4 man fronts.
mental.apparition is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts