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Old 10-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Lawrence Timmons Thread

I believe that Timmons has a role on our defense, but it is the role he played last year.

What I have noticed about him is this...he has no lateral speed, but just straight ahead speed. if you notice his pass rushes, he goes straight up the gut and usually is blocked right out of the play as the QB just sidesteps him. Its' not just about his injured ankle. It was the same last year as well.

I believe this is his weakness against the run as well. He's not strong against the run at all.

He has enough speed to play the outside, but there is no place for him outside on this team. I have a feeling that the Steelers are trying to play him in a position that he is not suited for.

Problem is, I don't know what other options we have in the middle. I thought Fox did well, but I haven't seen him on the field since the Tennessee game...coincidentally, our best defensive effort.

BTW, I am not saying Timmons sucks or to cut him....so please don't put words in my mouth.

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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Not seeing this at all...sorry.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: Lawrence Timmons Thread

I am starting to think the same thing BF.

Timmons is a very gifted athlete, but he isn't suited to play ILB in the NFL. He is more of a sub-package guy or an OLB.

However, it hasn't been the run game that has been hurting is, it's been the passing game in the fourth quarter.

Maybe playing Fox at ILB in our base defense most of the time will help with that because it will leave a guy like Timmons who is a beast in coverage with fresher legs.
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That's cool. That's the reason I started this thread. I'm wondering if I am the only one feeling this way about Timmons.
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I'm not so sure if it's the speed or the fact that maybe his ankle isn't 100% just yet.

There were plays that he looked tentative about moving at a fast rate of speed.

I do believe he looked better than last week but there's still more improvement for him.
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Give him some time. High ankle sprains I think take a while to recover from. I think he'll be fine. Timmons is the least of our worries on D. I"m more concerned with the scheme and 4th quarter miscues. I do think all of this is fixable.
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If he lacks lateral speed, how is he better suited at OLB???
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If he lacks lateral speed, how is he better suited at OLB???
By lateral speed, I think he means moving side to side, where he's facing the line of scrimmage but moving sideways. That's what I mean when I say lateral speed.
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OLB's are responsible to cover a lot more ground than ILB's, so it would be the opposite...
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My only question is why was Harrison back in deep coverage last night instead of Timmons?
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