Im more a Kuechley guy
Guys and gals,
If you play fantasy football, go to the FF forum here and read my thread. I'd appreciate some feedback on it.
I think Timmons doesn't get the love that others do because he has never been anything more than above average. He has never made a probowl in his career. Not once. In a linebacker friendly system. Even after all the alternates and the main guys bow out, he has never made a probowl. That says something about how he is perceived throughout the league.
He is an overall good player, but there is no way that he is worth $12 million or whatever his cap hit is. Not close. He makes steady tackles, but he can easily be blocked out of plays. Also, despite all his accolades as a good coverage guy, I've seen him torched by mediocre tight ends time after time.
He is a good player, above-average, but far from elite.
Timmons might be the best player on the defense. He commands the field, he grew into being a linebacker that can take on guards and stop the run, and he can run with a lot of guys you wouldnt expect him to be able to.
"easily blocked" and "torched time after time" just isnt true when evaluating his body of work.
And his $12 million cap hit is because they kept restructuring, which sucks at some point but its workable for now. Im pretty sure they didnt backload further this year, so it is definitely worth taking the hit, especially since they had an epic run at FA
He has top end speed for his position and can run stride for stride with most guys on the roster. 40 yards means nothing, he has great burst, quickness, and speed in traffic regardless if hes a "4.8 guy"
Shazier just has top end speed for a human in general