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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    LJ Fort is a starter earning starter money.
    He wasn't when we let him go

    he'd have been plenty affordable if we'd wanted to keep him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    He's not garbage but he definitely has limitations that smart opposing offenses exploit.
    So far, I haven't seen those limitations you speak of. He doesn't need to cover the speedy TEs as long as Edmunds is in there. The way VW is being used has actually resulted in a better defense.

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    Where would we be without VW right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    Where would we be without VW right now?
    very likely in a less good place

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    Where would we be without VW right now?
    2 starters down in the middle, hoping there would be another Spillane-type to bring up

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    So far, I haven't seen those limitations you speak of. He doesn't need to cover the speedy TEs as long as Edmunds is in there. The way VW is being used has actually resulted in a better defense.
    VW limitation is a lack of speed. VW would be an all pro LB if he had more speed. VW might be slow but he is consistent, steady, and generally won't hurt the defense in a major way. The are reasons why he's been with the Steelers since 2013. The Steelers tried to replace him but they can't. The Steelers seem to be snake bit at the ILB position in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL View Post
    VW limitation is a lack of speed. VW would be an all pro LB if he had more speed. VW might be slow but he is consistent, steady, and generally won't hurt the defense in a major way. The are reasons why he's been with the Steelers since 2013. The Steelers tried to replace him but they can't. The Steelers seem to be snake bit at the ILB position in recent years.
    I understand VW's athletic limitation is his speed but my point is that the way the defense has been deployed and played so far this season that lack of speed has not been a liability. The real test is this weekend if he gets caught having to chase LJ. That's a disaster waiting to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    I understand VW's athletic limitation is his speed but my point is that the way the defense has been deployed and played so far this season that lack of speed has not been a liability. The real test is this weekend if he gets caught having to chase LJ. That's a disaster waiting to happen.
    Yeah..this is when Bush's speed will be missed in the middle.
    From the 2010-2019 season, (A 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks.

    Dolphin fans in the 90ís who wanted to hold on to Don Shula for what he did in the playoffs in the 70ís...
    Are the same as Steeler fans (of 2020 ) holding on to Tomlin for what he did in 2008, with Cowher's players & coaches

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    I understand VW's athletic limitation is his speed but my point is that the way the defense has been deployed and played so far this season that lack of speed has not been a liability. The real test is this weekend if he gets caught having to chase LJ. That's a disaster waiting to happen.
    caught having to chase LJ is a disaster for 95% of LBs in the league...
    2013 MNF Executive Champion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    caught having to chase LJ is a disaster for 95% of LBs in the league...
    speaking the truth there

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