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Old 03-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #41
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Bayz A Steeler MLB should lead the team by 30 tackles....Hines wasa leader too,so are many other Steelers...Turn the page
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:30 PM   #42
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That's funny. Ryan Clark led the team in tackles this year

What about Timmons? I don't think he had as bad as a year as everyone puts on, but he was edged out by Farrior still yet.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #43
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Either way, Timmons and Farrior we're neck and neck in tackling stats this year. Not sure who topped who, but it's obviously not as much the MLB's making tackles as it is our coverage unit. A safety led the team this year.
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78 tackles for Farrior and 93 for Timmons. Farrior matched Timmons sacks. Farrior led much of the first half of the season, Timmons led the second half. Foote did well when in, but had trouble getting to the QB. Not saying Farrior should stay, but I think he can still bring something to this team.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #45
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So with that being said, Steeler MLB's aren't expected to lead the team by 30 tackles. Both our Safeties lead the D this year.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #46
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78 tackles for Farrior and 93 for Timmons. Farrior matched Timmons sacks. Farrior led much of the first half of the season, Timmons led the second half. Foote did well when in, but had trouble getting to the QB. Not saying Farrior should stay, but I think he can still bring something to this team.
One thing I notice though is that we used Timmons to cover instead of Farrior because Farrior just isn't athletic enough to do it anymore, so using him as a run stopper could be a main reason he was up there in tackles, in which 78 really isn't too many.
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That's funny. Ryan Clark led the team in tackles this year

What about Timmons? I don't think he had as bad as a year as everyone puts on, but he was edged out by Farrior still yet.
Remember now, Timmons had a HUGE year in our Super Bowl season in 2010. He has such a great year that he projected to have like, 24 sacks or so this last season.

The Steelers D obviously got off to a rusty start, our middle linebackers, especially Timmons in the running game, being one of them.

With that said, lets not forget that Timmons was asked to play mostly outside linebacker this season when Harrison went down Week 4 against Houston. IMHO, even though Timmons is an absolute ROCKET,a FIERY missile once he gets going, he isn't a natural pass-rusher, both inside OR outside. I've see the dude's feet over-work his body many of times and get STOOD UP by mostly every running back we've ever played against. Since he took over outside linebacking duties and it showed that LeBeau backed off of the blitz more this season, they used Timmons strength's and that's being athletic enough to play pass-coverage from the outside linebacker position.

He was versatile. LeBeau said MANY times that Lawrence was an unsung hero for the defense in 2011 but judging by his caliber, I thought he TREMENDOUSLY underperformed. Hopefully with Harrison and Woodley healthy, Timmons can go back to his position at full-time middle backer and gradually get better. I want to see huge things from him.
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I think the steelers had a different defensive philosophy this past season. I don't really care about this seasons statistical drop offs.

Hampton should go, I think Farrior should stay another season. I Iove that man. I don't mind Foote hanging around either.
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agism is your schtick... i get it. ( i hear debbie...err thad gibson is still young. lets bring him back! )
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being "realistic" is NOT dogging every single player who happens to be above the age of 30.

agism is your schtick... i get it. ( i hear debbie...err thad gibson is still young. lets bring him back! )
The Steelers always replaced players before the decline until recent years.This was the recipe for continued success throughout the years.

It's easy to see how you could ride Farrior, Smith, Hampton and others past their prime because they were great players and we were winning.

Times have changed. You have see the dropoff in play of certain players with hefty cap numbers. Time to move on.
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