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connecticutsteel
10-05-2011, 11:47 AM
I'm excited to see Timmons play OLB he is younger and way faster than Harrison. It should be very interesting .What do you think?

Rampage
10-05-2011, 11:51 AM
I'm interested in watching him. Hell, if he can get to the QB, he'll be an improvement.

SteelDad
10-05-2011, 11:54 AM
I'm torn. Can't wait to watch him in the pass rush, but I'm concerned about his ability to stand in and stop the run.

LatrobePA
10-05-2011, 12:01 PM
Excited but worried, Foote and Farrior are gonna get killed!

TampaSteelGirl
10-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Excited but worried, Foote and Farrior are gonna get killed!

:yesnod:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Everyone is anxious to see what Timmons can do on the outside but he's so good on the inside that how much are we exposed now? There's a reason that they swap out Foote and Farrior, and it's not just because Larry has done so well in training camp. You put them both in at MLB and then sub in Sly Sylvester and you be setting yourself up for some rough time ahead. These guys played together for a long time so they are experienced but neither is a spring chicken anymore.

This might lead to Sly getting enough reps that he can show he's ready for more playing time too. You could be seeing a potentially big change starting to unfold in the Steelers linebacking corp.

steelers4life66
10-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Way more interested than watching Foote and Fairier play ILB.

Rampage
10-05-2011, 12:22 PM
I'm torn. Can't wait to watch him in the pass rush, but I'm concerned about his ability to stand in and stop the run.

I think he'll be fine wrapping guys up as he is a solid tackler; however, I am somewhat concerned about his ability to get off of blocks to take out running backs.

LatrobePA
10-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Way more interested than watching Foote and Fairier play ILB.

Shut up, lol!!

K Train
10-05-2011, 01:37 PM
im so thrilled its him kicking outside and worilds not playing


thats awesome to me, always been the best case scenerio if harrison got hurt

Blazedby92
10-05-2011, 01:42 PM
I'm excited and as I put in the other thread
I remember the year Harrison was defensive player of the year MT said that Harrison wasn't even the best pass rusher on the team, that Timmons was better than him

LatrobePA
10-05-2011, 01:48 PM
I'm excited and as I put in the other thread
I remember the year Harrison was defensive player of the year MT said that Harrison wasn't even the best pass rusher on the team, that Timmons was better than him

Let's see it, Harrison has been a non-issue for teams thus far...

connecticutsteel
10-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Worilds would be playing but he hurt his quad

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maybe move carter inside?

BlitzburghRockCity
10-05-2011, 05:28 PM
Carter isn't ready according to team sources. He's been battling some injuries of his own but being a rookie I'm sure they'd rather not stick him out there in such an important position unless they absolutely had too due to injuries.

LatrobePA
10-05-2011, 05:44 PM
Worilds would be playing but he hurt his quad

--- Added 10/5/2011 at 01:59 PM ---

maybe move carter inside?

Sucks I thought he showed a flash or two against the texans..

steelchamp204
10-05-2011, 05:45 PM
WHY WOULD THEY EVEN RUN ANYTHING HIS WAY WHEN THEY CAN JUST RUN RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. My bad for caps >.>

Goodfrom55
10-05-2011, 05:58 PM
WHY WOULD THEY EVEN RUN ANYTHING HIS WAY WHEN THEY CAN JUST RUN RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. My bad for caps >.>

No problem here, let them run away from Timmons all day if they want to. That just means the Steelers only have to worry about defending half the field.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-05-2011, 07:36 PM
I don't know what to think...Its not like Timmons has been playing lights out either and now Foote will be starting....lol

connecticutsteel
10-06-2011, 04:49 PM
Timmons = Chad brown

BlitzburghRockCity
10-09-2011, 01:36 AM
Lawrence Timmons will start today at right outside linebacker and remain there until either James Harrison returns to play in four to six weeks or they determine Jason Worilds is healthy and good enough to go there.
Thus, Timmons could become the next Chad Brown.

A starting inside linebacker who can move to start at outside linebacker does not happen successfully every day. It happened just once previously in this salary-cap generation with the Steelers, or at least 20 years. And that linebacker's career flourished after moving to the outside.

Timmons will be the latest to try it. He has played there before. When the Steelers drafted him in the first round in 2007, they had him learn the inside and out because they were not quite sure where he would play. Because of Harrison and because of the player drafted behind Timmons in the second round, LaMarr Woodley, Timmons played inside. He has made two starts at outside linebacker, once for Harrison and once for LaMarr Woodley, who were injured, and both in the 2008 season.

Brown moved from inside linebacker to the outside also because of an injury.
The Steelers drafted him in the second round in 1993. It was the same year they signed Kevin Greene as a free agent. Greene played left-outside linebacker. Greg Lloyd played right-outside linebacker.

Brown, as well as Timmons, learned to play inside and out, and he became their starting inside linebacker next to Levon Kirkland in 1994. He was still there for the 1996 opener in Jacksonville. That day, Lloyd's knee was ripped apart and Brown moved to right-outside linebacker.

Brown went on to have an outstanding season with 13 sacks, at the time the fourth most in Steelers history and just two off their record. As it was, 1996 was his final season under contract. The Steelers had signed Greg Lloyd to a big contract before his injury and they believed he would come back strong. There was no money -- nor room -- at outside linebacker for Brown because Jason Gildon had a foothold on the left side. If he were to re-sign, he would have had to play inside linebacker again.
Brown was swept away by the money man in Seattle, Paul Allen, who swooped in with his private plane and carried him away. He was one of the few truly outstanding players the Steelers let get away in free agency, most of them in the 1990s.
Brown went on to have a long, successful career in Seattle and came back to the Steelers briefly in 2006. He might have made more than three Pro Bowls had he played in a 3-4 defense, but he played outside linebacker in a 4-3 in Seattle, offering little chance for sacks.

Can Timmons follow in Brown's shoes? There's no reason to think that Harrison is at the end of his career, nor that the eye injury will have the devastating effect that Lloyd's knee injury had on his career. But the Steelers already have Timmons signed to a new contract. He can move back to inside linebacker and, in a few years, who knows? He could move back outside.

Inside? Outside? What's the difference?
The big difference for Timmons today will be playing on the line of scrimmage rather than behind it.

"And that is different," defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said.
The Steelers have used Timmons at times to rush the passer from the outside in their nickel defense, so he is used to that. He also has moved to outside linebacker in the middle of games when there has been an injury, such as vs. Miami and Tampa Bay last season.

"He has played outside linebacker in the NFL and not just a snap or two, LeBeau said. "I would say six or seven games. We feel good about the experience factor there."
Timmons' eyes lit up when he talked about one advantage of playing outside linebacker -- sacks.

"At inside, you get more tackles," said the team's leader in 2010 (and second this season behind Troy Polamalu). "But at outside, you get an opportunity to get more sacks. It depends on what you want. I do like sacks, so I take this as a great opportunity for me."


From the PG (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11282/1180797-66-0.stm#ixzz1aGBFwg41)

DanRooney
10-09-2011, 10:54 AM
Timmons = Chad brown

Woodley=Jason Gildong

Stairwayto7
10-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Would rather not see him play OLB in this situation. If we had a great backup to him, or the other ILB were capable, but Foote and Farrior are not. I am looking foward to seeing Slyvester get some snaps, and with hot sun today Im sure he`ll get his share. This Oline that they are facing is not nearly as good as Texans or Balt.

Our best defense today will be our offense controling the ball and resting these old vets

Stairwayto7
10-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Nice job today, nothing really sticks out other than some pass coverage. Cant wait for Harrison to get back