Not to say Timmons hasn't been underperforming, but Kaboly was dead wrong in his earlier article. It was Keisel who was in the wrong spot on the long McFadden TD run, not Timmons. This article breaks it all down. http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/09...-the-steelers/
Keisel admitted as much today in an interview.
Again, not absolving Timmons of blame for some of the defensive lapses, but the long TD was not one of them.
He's just not good for a 3-4 scheme.
Could have stopped the title as sucks. Cause even his 'forte' of covering TEs/ RBs isn't very good either as illustrated in the article
No name TE beat him on that 3rd and 10. When the D DEAPERATELY needed a stop
All this from the 2nd highest drafted player on the team
Unfortunately, it appears that the past couple drafts in which the Steelers were hoping to reload the defensive front 7 aren't panning out. The players looked promising as long as Steeler veterans were still playing at a high level, Smith, Hampton, Kiesel and Farrior. They're gone (except Kiesel) and the draftees now have 2, 3, or 4 years experience under their belts and they aren't producing the results that you would expect as the starters and not the role players.
Are our LBs getting free passes to the Golden Coral?
Timmons and Worldis look as big as some DLinemen.
Why do these guys need to beef up? I swear Farrior played the run as good as any LB ever and he looked about the size of a CB. Maybe Farrior had some extra dense muscle or something, but I swear I've seen him and he looked like a guy that would be pretty close to 200 lbs.
Think back to this era's glory days (i.e. 2005-ish). We were full of young difference-makers: Polamalu, Ben, Miller, Hampton, Ward, Smith, Peezy, Ike... now, who do we got? AB, Wallace, maybe Pouncey, and ONE defender--Woodley. Every other young players consistently fails to distinguish themselves in any way. CHRIS f'n CARTER. ZIGGY HOOD. CORTEZ ALLEN/KEENAN LEWIS. CAM HEYWARD. TIMMONS. (just ignoring offensive players for a sec)
Have ANY of these guys done ONE THING that you can recall in 3 games so far? Most of them should be ASHAMED at the lack of production they've had. That's the big problem.