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    Do we now move Timmons to OLB and draft an ILB?

    Ed Bouchette ‏@EdBouchette:

    “@pghkid83: if steelers cut harrison any possibility of moving timmons outside, rebuild the middle even if they sign Foote for 1 yr” ...

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    I'd hate to move Timmons now. The guy seemed to finally "get it" and was a beast on the inside last season. I'm not sure the Steelers have any good alternatives though.

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    Let Worilds play, draft an OLB in the middle rounds. Timmons showed nothing when played OLB so why move him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    Let Worilds play, draft an OLB in the middle rounds. Timmons showed nothing when played OLB so why move him?
    agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    Let Worilds play, draft an OLB in the middle rounds. Timmons showed nothing when played OLB so why move him?
    Better to keep some stability at LB. Timmons was the only one who performed the last two seasons. However with a training camp under his belt I think he could switch to OLB. Big difference when you have an off season to get ready for a position change versus getting thrown in because the ones there can't stay healthy.
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are not 100 percent sold about having LB Jason Worilds as a starter because of his inexperience and his inability to stay healthy. The team has their eyes on at least three outside linebacker free agents that they consider young and underutilized. The team likely would only be willing to pay a free agent $3 million or $4 million a season.

    Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    Let Worilds play, draft an OLB in the middle rounds. Timmons showed nothing when played OLB so why move him?
    He was pitiful at OLB. That is the worst idea ever.

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    A big NO to timmons moving, as suggested let Worlids play, he's on a contract year so with more snaps by starting we'll see if he has what it takes. I think he'll be ok in pressuring the QB, he needs to get better stopping the run and pass coverage the only way he gets better is to play.

    Btw, he's capable of a ten sack season, getting the other areas improved would be a big plus.

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    OK, who will replace James Harrison?

    March 9th, 2013
    Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

    With the Steelers departing ways with James Harrison on Saturday in a salary cap move, the question quickly moved to who will replace the All-Pro linebacker on the right side?

    The logical answer is Jason Worilds — a former 2nd-round pick that showed flashes last year while replacing Harrison early in the season and LaMarr Woodley late in the season.

    According to ProFootballFocus, Worilds finished the season with five sacks despite only rushing the passer 175 times. By comparison, Harrison had six sacks in 310 pass rushes and Woodley four sacks in 245 pass rushes.

    Worilds has played in 999 snaps in three season and has 10 career sacks.

    Despite the improvement from Worilds, the Steelers aren’t 100 percent sold on him because of his lack of experience and his inability to stay healthy and will look for competition for him on the free agency market so that’s why they are exploring free that possibility.

    The organization has their eyes on at least three what can be considered young and underutilized free agent outside linebackers. Taking a linebacker early in the draft would not help the situation immediately.

    The issue with a free agent replacement is that the Steelers don’t have a ton of money to throw at that position especially since they just released a guy because of money. The Steelers would likely be only willing to offer $3-4 million per season to a guy like that, and that wouldn’t entice many young free agents with potential.

    So unless the Steelers are willing to scratch together a little more money to offer a free agent linebacker, they will have no choice but to hand the job over to Worilds.

    And if Worilds stays healthy, that might not be a bad thing … that is if he stays healthy.

    http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/...ames-harrison/

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    A year ago, I would've been touting Cris Carter as the heir apparent. Today, he has as good a shot as me (at replacing Harrison).

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