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Old 03-17-2010, 06:36 PM   #21
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I think Foote is back to provide depth, I don't think he will be the heir apparent to Potsie. I remember watching him waiting for the running backs to tackle them, instead of going after them, it's not a good thing for a guy who is supposed to be a solid run stuffer IMHO I thank the guy for his toughness and his contribution to the team though.
Ya if you watch his press confrence on the steelers website he says that he is back to provide depth and help everyone out and to be there if someone gets injured
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #22
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I don't see Foote taking Farrior's spot. I see it being Timmons and Farrior as starters with Foote being a back up. He could alternate with these two when they're tired or on plays he could be better at. He could make a good special teams starter, they need all the help they could get.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #23
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and that's really bad news for the steelers' pass defense. 2009/10's worst pass coverage LB in the NFL taking farrior's spot?
I know what you are saying and that is why we need to draft someone who can fill in for the aging farriors spot. We need to get some fresh legs in there and quit playing tiddly winks with these veterans.
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Ya if you watch his press confrence on the steelers website he says that he is back to provide depth and help everyone out and to be there if someone gets injured
I had not watched it, thanks for the info Corey

Glad to know Larry knows what's going to be his role coming back to the black & gold.
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Default Re: Can Foote take Farrior's job?

That's exactly what I was thinking. Similar to what they did with McFadden/Gay/Townsend in 2008.

If Farrior and Timmons get a breather every now and then, they will be fresh. Last year they couldn't afford that with no depth. And I think Farrior is on his last legs. Potsie's been great but he can't do it forever.

Same with Randle El. I think he makes the WR corps the deepest in the league. He won't scare defenses but he will help give Grandpa Hines (kidding, Hines rules), Tone and MW17 a breather.

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My guess is that they're going for a rotation to both keep everyone fresh and get the use of each their attributes (Farrior, Foote, Timmons).

That said, Foote may be the heir apparent to Farrior after this year. Who knows, maybe Potsie will respond to being pushed by a 3rd ILB.
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That's exactly what I was thinking. Similar to what they did with McFadden/Gay/Townsend in 2008.

If Farrior and Timmons get a breather every now and then, they will be fresh. Last year they couldn't afford that with no depth. And I think Farrior is on his last legs. Potsie's been great but he can't do it forever.

Same with Randle El. I think he makes the WR corps the deepest in the league. He won't scare defenses but he will help give Grandpa Hines (kidding, Hines rules), Tone and MW17 a breather.
Also, someone brought him up earlier, but Key. Fox was solid each time he came in. Not sure if his role would expand, but I like him against the run (and of course on St's).
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Also, someone brought him up earlier, but Key. Fox was solid each time he came in. Not sure if his role would expand, but I like him against the run (and of course on St's).
didnt the steelers lock up key fox for about a million/year? what does steelers management and coaches know that we dont, that caused them to go out and spend $3 mil/year for his replacement as a back up?
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didnt the steelers lock up key fox for about a million/year? what does steelers management and coaches know that we dont, that caused them to go out and spend $3 mil/year for his replacement as a back up?
I don't honestly know Tone. Maybe they threw caution to the wind with regards to a salary cap after all.
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I don't honestly know Tone. Maybe they threw caution to the wind with regards to a salary cap after all.
me neither. they are obviously more commited to foote as opposed to fox at this point.

i think it just might be the cost of running lebeaus defense. you practically need a football player with an IQ of 140+ to come in and execute it near flawlessly within the 1st two years. (and we know there arent many of those)
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me neither. they are obviously more commited to foote as opposed to fox at this point.

i think it just might be the cost of running lebeaus defense. you practically need a football player with an IQ of 140+ to come in and execute it near flawlessly within the 1st two years. (and we know there arent many of those)
I agree that his familiarization was a key factor. But you do bring up a good point and the weakest link would have to be Farrior here (based on the Key and Foote signings and with his struggles of '09 in mind - For the record, I still love the guy to death no matter what). Could they be considering his retirement after this season?
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