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    Question Will the real Lawrence Timmons please stand up?

    I get that this perspective is from a fantasy football owners point of view but still, you need to do your homework before you start assuming things about a player.

    This writer clearly has no clue about what happened last year with Timmons playing outside so much when Harrison and Woodley were down. He's obviously not done his homework on Worilds either who was hurt last year as well and under performed until later in the year.

    I just find it comical at times that writers will talk about a player or team, even from a fantasy standpoint, and not have all the facts. Maybe I'm just have a cynical type of day too..LOL

    Nothing is worse in Dynasty leagues than having a player who was a bona fide stud one year fall on his face the next. You get your hopes up and consider him a core player, a sure fire every week starter, then without warning or explanation he hits a slump so nasty that you want to drive to their city and beat them with a dead car battery. Having said that…

    In 2010, Timmons finished the year ranked as the LB7 in IDP leagues. He was machine of destruction. Through the first seven games he had racked up 56 solo tackles, 18 assists and three sacks. Nobody started off hotter! Then, something happened. Through the next six games he totaled just 20 solos, 17 assists, and zero sacks. He wasn’t hurt, there was no position change, and it wasn’t bad match-ups. It was like there was an imposter in his uniform. Timmons finished the year strong with 20 solos, seven assists, and a sack the final three weeks so everything was forgiven.

    Fast forward to 2011 where all the “experts” had Timmons locked in as an elite tier, can’t miss, top five linebacker. There was very little reason to believe Timmons wasn’t going to build on his 2010 numbers. He was “The Man” in Pittsburgh – the next great Steelers linebacker following in the footsteps of all-time greats. Week one rolls around and he blows the stat sheet up against the Ravens with ten solos and two assists. Everything seemed on track as the LB1 we drafted was panning out. The next week, five solos and three assists – an average game, nothing to worry about. Week three versus the Colts was a snooze fest. It was three and out after three and out, so the stat sheet was not kind to the IDP players. One solo, two assists was all Timmons could tally. Just a bad match up, nothing to worry about, right?

    From weeks five through eight, things got real interesting for Timmons’ owners. James Harrison, Pro Bowl outside linebacker, went down with an injury and Timmons was shifted into his spot. During those four games he TOTALED seven solos and five assists, including a week six goose egg. Everyone held their heads up though, Harrison was coming back in week nine and the Steelers were gonna get their uber-stud back on track. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Timmons slid back to his inside linebacker spot and continued his disappearing act. Only one more time in the 2011 season did he break double digit total tackles, which was in week 16.


    Full article available here, writer goes into how the stats for Timmons were so different from 2010 - 2011...

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    This writer doesn't know how our defense works. Timmons didn't excel at OLB when he was forced to shift over due to Harrison's injury, but he filled in nicely and did his job. He didn't have huge numbers, but overall had a decent year.

    I know we say this every year, but I have a feeling Ziggy, Heyward and Timmons will beast it this year.
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    idiotic article lol

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    I have no problem with the article, as it was written purely from a fantasy football persepctive ...
    It's hip to T-Squared ...

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    Ill still nev er forget last season he said he was going to have 10 sacks are little more, correct me if Im wrong and I was so pumped, then was let down by seasons end. I think he will bounce back after being humbled a little bit.

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    Timmons is a stud, second only to Patrick Willis, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChucktownSteeler View Post
    Timmons is a stud, second only to Patrick Willis, IMHO.

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    ROFL, come on man.

    Timmons didn't have a great year, and now he's running his mouth saying he's going to get 14 sacks.

    Another down year if we put that as the benchmark.

    Hopefully Spence can demote Timmons and put him in his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeldawgswag View Post
    ROFL, come on man.

    Timmons didn't have a great year, and now he's running his mouth saying he's going to get 14 sacks.

    Another down year if we put that as the benchmark.

    Hopefully Spence can demote Timmons and put him in his place.
    No way, Timmons is a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeldawgswag View Post
    ROFL, come on man.

    Timmons didn't have a great year, and now he's running his mouth saying he's going to get 14 sacks.

    Another down year if we put that as the benchmark.

    Hopefully Spence can demote Timmons and put him in his place.
    spence demote timmons in what world? thats so dumb to say its never going to happen..spences only shot to play is to play next to timmons and probably not this year at all. you have strange thoughts on linebackers

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    Silly fantasy football bullshit

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