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steelerkeylargo
01-28-2013, 04:33 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.

Sugar
01-28-2013, 04:51 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.

Hmm... why do you think all that?? Did you read or hear something that would give you that impression?

SS Laser
01-28-2013, 04:59 PM
It is possible but I think unlikely. He did not show much in that position but flashes at ILB. They have been trying to find that diamond in the rough at OLB and may have with Adrian Robinson. Lets see how he does in camp along with the other OLB's. I think a healthy in shape an HUNGRY Woodley could move to Harrison's side with Worilds on the other. But I am not sure if Woodley is that type of player to push himself to new heights and be best of the best.

Oviedo
01-28-2013, 05:04 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.


I agree that Timmons moving to the outside is still a viable option. Timmons really never had an opportunity to settle in and really become comfortable on the outside since he was bouncing back and forth due to injuries. He defintely has the skillsets and athleticism to be successful there. Besides, its not like Harrison and Woodley are burning it up on the outside anymore.

steelz09
01-28-2013, 05:25 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.

I sure hope not. That will provide validation to many fans that Tomlin doesn't have a damn clue about personnel.

Timmons (although drafted as a OLB) is a complete non-factor as a OLB. You might as well put Chris Carter in at OLB because you wouldn't see a difference between him and Timmons. It's taken forever to get Timmons playing the way he has at ILB and you want to move him? If you do that, you automatically make 2 positions weaker.. not just 1.

phillyesq
01-28-2013, 05:54 PM
I sure hope not. That will provide validation to many fans that Tomlin doesn't have a damn clue about personnel.

Timmons (although drafted as a OLB) is a complete non-factor as a OLB. You might as well put Chris Carter in at OLB because you wouldn't see a difference between him and Timmons. It's taken forever to get Timmons playing the way he has at ILB and you want to move him? If you do that, you automatically make 2 positions weaker.. not just 1.

I agree completely. Timmons was often asked to rush the passer from the outside when he was moved there and he didn't get the job done. I'd rather see him stay inside.

lloydroid
01-28-2013, 06:31 PM
They tried Timmons at OLB; it was FAIL. He is a much better ILB.

ikestops85
01-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Timmons was a non-factor in games where he replaced Harrison on the outside. He has learned the ins and outs of playing ILB now so lets keep him there and let him shine. We have other options for outside linebacker.

Chadman
01-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Would be surprised if Worilds isn't given every chance to hold down the OLB spot. In fact, Chadman was happy with the performances from Worilds this season, and thinks we might see a bit of a surprise package out of him once he gets the opportunity to start for a decent length of time. He was a phenomanal pass rusher off the edge at Virginia Tech.

Dee Dub
01-28-2013, 08:12 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.

What do you think about FSU's Vince Williams? I know he plays inside but so did Harrison before he became a Steeler. They are built about the same and Williams is just as nasty.

supersteeler
01-28-2013, 08:56 PM
Timmons is fine right where he's at, I don't see them making a move, now Mclendon at end I could see.

Keyplay1
01-28-2013, 09:27 PM
steelerkeylargo said: "Trade with St. Louis 1/17 for 1/22 and 3rd round
Trade our 2nd to S.F. for 2 3rd rounders

1/22-Eddie Lacy-RB-Alabama
3/76-Corey Lemonier-OLB-Auburn
3/80-Nico Johnson-ILB-Alabama
3/81-Tony Jefferson-S-Oklahoma
3/96-Kenny Stills-WR-Oklahoma
4/113-Brian Schwenke-OL-Cal
5/145-Zac Dysert-QB-Mia.Oh
6/177-Luke Wilson-TE-Rice.
7/209-Jack Doyle-TE-Western Kentucky


An interesting draft. What I am inquiring about is that Corey Lemonier. The name cropped up in the thread by Ed Bouchette about the Steelers missing on OLB's in rd 1. But in the article he mentioned Corey Lemonier as a possible early round pick.

This made me scratch my head. That was the 1st time I heard of him or saw his name mentioned.

Prior to that in threads 4 possible DE/OLB or OLB/DE were talked about as possibles. Datone Jones UCLA Ezekiel Ansah BYU Dion Jordan Oregon and Alex Okafor Texas.

I noticed that all 4 played against Oregon St. I was going to post the youtube links and let the board compare. But now out of the blue so to speak comes this Corey Lemonier. Wha?? Who is he? There are some vids on him but is he really in the same class as those others? Oh well, I am just going to wait till April and see what happens.

Slapstick
01-29-2013, 06:53 AM
If you gave Timmons an entire offseason and training camp to work at OLB and actually left him at that position instead of switching him to different positions from week-to-week, he'd be fine...

supersteeler
01-29-2013, 08:41 AM
It wouldn't make sense to switch Timmons at this point as he is playing at a high level on the inside. Who in the heck would replace him on the inside with the same results?
L.T. had 106 tackles, 6 sacks, and 3 int's in 2012 and he's getting better, plus the critical thing is he has the speed when he has to drop back in coverage.

Worlids most likely will take Harrison' spot, and we might draft an OLB but whoever we draft probably won't see the field much outside of special teams. Worlids won't be JH but I think hell be good, thats why I think if we do draft an OLB it will be later in the draft, Safety or CB look to be positions they want early in the draft.

steelerkeylargo
03-10-2013, 04:29 PM
First of all I think Worilds will be given every opportunity to win the starting job. However, I think Tomlin and Colbert are very much keeping their options open with returning Lawrence Timmons to the outside. It's going to be much easier to find ILB's in the middle rounds than premier pass rushing OLB's.

I see some of you are a little warmer to this than you were 2 months ago.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-10-2013, 04:36 PM
4/113-Nico Johnson-ILB-Alabama
4/127-Manase Foketti-OT-West Texas A&M


too much trading in teh mock, but, love these two players

steelerkeylargo
03-10-2013, 04:37 PM
too much trading in teh mock, but, love these two players

Akin to winning the lottery, but a fellow can dream.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Akin to winning the lottery, but a fellow can dream.
I read a (respected) mock with:
1. Jarvis Jones
2. John Jenkins

THAT would be winning the lottery... i think I'd pass out! :Boobs

steelmann58
03-10-2013, 06:12 PM
Lt not going to move to OLB you can forget it. Think we might see a move to a 4-3

birtikidis
03-10-2013, 06:22 PM
If Worilds fails, I have a feeling that they'll try something that they've experimented with in the past... Standing Kiesel up and having him play OLB.

flippy
03-10-2013, 07:42 PM
I think Robinson's gonna be the man unless we draft someone. Woodley and Worilds are LOLBs imho.

Sugar
03-10-2013, 08:24 PM
No one on the roster can replace James Harrison. That said, they will find someone to play OLB. Worilds, or somebody else. My only hope is that the drop off is back to Joey Porter levels.