Yep, a few more flashes here and there but we all know the flame has started burning much too dim for what he was owed. Time to move on to the next generation.
High probability forst pick is a LB now.
After Greg Lloyd's career ended I thought "this is a once in a lifetime football player"
James Harrison proved me wrong. He played the game the way it should be played.
Reportedly, the Steelers are looking at several FAs as possibilities at OLB, players who've been underutilized by other teams... but they're only willing to pay $3-4 million/year (per Kaboly, Trib-Review).
So who do you think they might be looking at?
First on my wish list is Anthony Spencer, Dallas. He was draft in the same class as Timmons and at the time, I thought he might be the better player, and, it looks like, he is the better OLB. Spencer has been held off the field most of his career but he has started to break out.
Then there is Paul Kruger who will cost too much and will end up overpaid. He is good, but not great.
I like Conner Barwin out of Houston. He had a much bigger 2011 but his drop in sacks in 2012 could make him much more affordable. Shawn Phillips had a come back year in SD, with 9.5 sacks but I don't want another older dude.
Quentin Groves could be interesting. What about Calvin Pace? The Browns, and their $40 million of cap space, will surely gobble up one of these guys. Their new D is a 3-4 so you just know they will sign a vet OLB who knows the 3-4.
Call me crazy, but I think Robinson's got a good chance to do well at Harrison's spot. He looked good before the start of last season as just a pass rusher. That's really what we need anyway. Sure he's raw and undeveloped, but he's the only guy I've seen flashes that he could potentially play on the right.
Worilds position is on the left with Woodley. And Carter just isn't that good.
I'm sure we'll go get a FA and probably make ROLB a priority in the draft for sure.