Originally Posted by StarSpangledSteelerHence the reason Weatherspoon is a strong possibility in the first.Originally Posted by OviedoWhy would I want the LB who last season was 5th in total tackles, 3rd in Sacks and 2nd in Forced Fumbles off the field for a slug like Foote. No way would I want to see Foote on the field again for the Steelers.Originally Posted by MaxAMillionI would like to bring Foote back if possible. He is solid against the run and allows Timmons to go back to being a nickel linebacker.
Our defensive collapse last season was a problem with pass defense of which Foote is a huge liability. We had no problem defending the run.
Some of the crazy stuff I read here is just crazy.
i have to agree with you on that one. Our problem is not defending the power run up the middle. It's the cutback/sweeps where quickness and sideline to sideline pursuit is involved. The bigger issue though is the passing game. If you want a recipe on how to beat the steelers it's: short passes/crossing routes that force our LB's to cover. That is the reason we released Foote in the first place and that still hasn't changed. I can see how he would be considered a solid back up b/c he knows the system but i don't want him on the field.