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« on: Apr 28, 2008 at 09:51 »

I have to wonder:  Is the fact that we drafted two LBs an indication that we blew it on the Timmons pick?  Or does losing Haggans just leave us that shorthanded?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 09:53 »

Davis won't play the same role as Timmons, as he will mostly be a pass rusher.  and I read somebody here referred to Humpal as Kreidwalt 2 and I think that's an accurate comparison.  Gotta get some good motor guys to come in and play kick coverage, as that aspect as almost as bad as O-line play last year.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 10:11 »

I don't think it's an indictment of Timmons whatsoever.  I think we're looking at LB depth, and the fact that Farrior is in a contract year.

LOLB: Haggans (07) --> Woodley (08) --> Woodley (09)
ROLB: Harrison (07) --> Harrison (08) --> Davis (09)

Note: Harrison is 30 this year.  Can play inside or out, and may become utility backup to both spots.  Signed through 2010.

LILB: Farrior (07) --> Farrior (08) --> ??? (09)
RILB: Foote (07) --> Timmons (08) --> Timmons (09)

Note: Assuming Timmons wins the mack, buck in 09 goes one of several ways.

1. Foote slides to buck.  (2009 is his final contract year.)
2. Harrison slides to buck.  Might be a little slow here.
3. 2009 draftee is taken and starts right away.  History is against this.
4. Someone on roster wins the spot, such as Fox or Humpal.  Seems unlikely.
5. Free agent is signed to play position.  
6. Farrior is given a short extension.

IMO, Foote to the buck position, and drafting an ILB, would be most senisible.  Of course, I thought it would make sense to use 3-5 of our draft picks on OL and DL.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 10:50 »

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IMO, Foote to the buck position, and drafting an ILB, would be most senisible. Of course, I thought it would make sense to use 3-5 of our draft picks on OL and DL.

I understood not reaching in the early rounds for OL/DL help, but surely there was more available in the later rounds.  Anyway...

I'm not personally saying that the Timmons pick was bad.  But I keep hearing/reading things that make me think the Steelers regret the pick.  I guess the only way we'll really know is to let it play out and see if he can do anything over the next couple of years.  Really doesn't matter, I guess...we've got him and that's it.  I was just curious what others thought, so thanks for the input.
 
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 17:59 »

Y'all watch.
Timmons will be Defensive Player of the Year this year.
I'm callin' it now.





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« Reply #5 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 18:42 »

Don't we always draft LBs?  Isn't that what we're known for?

The Davis pick is really growing on me the more I read about him.  I think he's going to be really good.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 19:59 »

Bouchette was on Savran's show this evening taking calls.  One was in regard to the "Is Timmons a bust" question that's going around.  The way Ed explains:  Timmons was officially moved to ILB last year, even though they have him listed a OLB on the roster.  He is expected to compete for starter this year v Foote.  If Foote wins out, LT remains a backup & ST guy this season.  Word is that he is destined to replace Farrior when his contract is up after the upcoming season.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 20:47 »

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Y'all watch.
Timmons will be Defensive Player of the Year this year.
I'm callin' it now.





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YINZ IDOTS!!!!!!!!!!!11 LAUREN STIMMINS ==========>>>>>>>>>>>DEFENESEVE<<<<<<<<<<< PLAIR OF THE YEER!!!!!11

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« Reply #8 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 21:07 »

Timmons isn't an OLB so how the hell would drafting depth guys in the 3rd and 6th impact him at all?

Bruce Davis is a converted end and will be used as a situational pass rusher.

Humpty Hump from Iowa is a hard-worker of some repute on special teams. Possibly the next Kreiwaldt.

Timmons is backing up both ILB spots and played a bunch there during 3rd downs late in the season.
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 28, 2008 at 23:46 »

Don't forget Timmons is only 21...    (and actually Mendenhall is only 20 for that matter)..

The dude has plenty of time to grow, and there was no need to rush him last year injury or not. You could argue that this is another growth year as well.

I think what is giving the perception of a bust is the lack of immidiate impact such as Troy Edwards ;)  

Personally, I think he'll have a great year rotating in ILB and STs.
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