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Old 04-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #12
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I like having him on the team, just not relied on as a starter.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: Larry Foote is an asset

I'm glad he's back on board, but not as a starter.

Leadership, experience, toughness.....he brings all of those to the team.

But his age and deteriorating skills concerns me since we consider him a starter.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #14
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Foote a proven run stopper and good in pass coverage?

Foote has shown to be average, at best, against stopping the run. He gets pushed back by ball carriers and he also has the tendency to wait until the RB comes to him. He also takes poor angles

In pass coverage he is a bad. In 2008 he was statically the most burned LB in the NFL. He hasn't shown any improvement. There is a reason people call him Slow-of-Foote
+1 Couldn't agree more.

Larry can't shed a block to save his life.

Any OC worth a damn that wanted to run successfully against the Steelers ran right at Foote 90% of the time. The one flaw he had coming into the league (size) is showing up more an more against the run.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #15
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Should've been an all pro all those years, including when he left us to go to the lions. :/

Seriously? An asset?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #16
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Wait a second...

Foote isn't going to be EXCELLENT in pass-coverage, but the tape in the first article shows he's proved valuable in pass coverage on more than one occasion. He's a solid linebacker, and i'm glad we signed him.
Like the video where they show the TE get caught up in traffic coming off the line? A couple of plays means nothing. Even Woodley can make a play in pass coverage, but I wouldn't say he is good at it

He's a decent backup, but as a starter he falls short.
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foote isn't an impact player but he plays great assignment football. you can't have a pro bowler at every position, i think foote does his job well enough
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #18
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we could have worse but would like to take a chance at finding better
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I hope that Spence heals his drop foot so we can drop Foote.
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In the passing game:

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...e-contract-GIF

As a veteran leader:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/...adership-role/

And a proven run-stopper throughout his career.

Larry Foote is probably one of our defenses most important players, and I literally watched in awe as he outperformed some of our younger linebackers and blitzed right by some of games best lineman to generate pressure on the QB, and on top of all that, he was proficient pass defender.

Probably one of the better signings of the offseason, imo.
Sorta funny Larry Foote was one of the weakest links of our defense 4 or 5 years ago, now he is an asset.

Not a good sign.
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