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    I said they shouldn't give Bell a long contract not because he's not good, but because Tomlin will run him into the ground, how is that bitching? I said they are a better team with AB, but should let him play his final year to see if he grows up, again that's not bitching just because I don't say how great they are 24/7.

    Hightower ran a 4.68 forty, the guy is 265lbs, hasn't had 100 tackles since 2014, the most solo tackles he's ever had was 65, and he's only been over 60 other time. Timmons first season as a full time starter he had 68, and has blown that away ever since. Hightower has 17 career sacks in 5 seasons. I have no idea where anyone thinks this guy is a force, hell I think Timmons is just as good still.
    Hey if you guys want to stick to this Neanderthal defense where all 4 LBs never leave the field, then Hightower is your man, but I guarantee the top qb's we play this year target him all day in the passing game

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    fuck anyone from the patises....

    It would be awesome if Bell was healthy a whole fucking season...plus the playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coryea View Post
    I said they shouldn't give Bell a long contract not because he's not good, but because Tomlin will run him into the ground, how is that bitching? I said they are a better team with AB, but should let him play his final year to see if he grows up, again that's not bitching just because I don't say how great they are 24/7.

    Hightower ran a 4.68 forty, the guy is 265lbs, hasn't had 100 tackles since 2014, the most solo tackles he's ever had was 65, and he's only been over 60 other time. Timmons first season as a full time starter he had 68, and has blown that away ever since. Hightower has 17 career sacks in 5 seasons. I have no idea where anyone thinks this guy is a force, hell I think Timmons is just as good still.
    Hey if you guys want to stick to this Neanderthal defense where all 4 LBs never leave the field, then Hightower is your man, but I guarantee the top qb's we play this year target him all day in the passing game
    Timmons first 5 years (not counting 2007 )
    78 games 477 tackles 23 sacks

    Hightower
    67 games 372 tackles 17 sacks

    So he would be almost near Timmons in tackles had he not missed 11 games to injury.

    Timmons was surrounded by elite talent from 08-10/11 . Hightower not so much. Traded away all his counter parts .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerfan81 View Post
    Timmons first 5 years (not counting 2007 )
    78 games 477 tackles 23 sacks

    Hightower
    67 games 372 tackles 17 sacks

    So he would be almost near Timmons in tackles had he not missed 11 games to injury.

    Timmons was surrounded by elite talent from 08-10/11 . Hightower not so much. Traded away all his counter parts .
    So now Belicheat isn't a defensive genius? How do the solo tackle numbers look? Again this is a passing league now, a 265lb ILB is not what we need, this isn't 2001. You guys really want to pay a guy 10 million that's more of a run stopper and not that good in coverage or rushing the passer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coryea View Post
    So now Belicheat isn't a defensive genius? How do the solo tackle numbers look? Again this is a passing league now, a 265lb ILB is not what we need, this isn't 2001. You guys really want to pay a guy 10 million that's more of a run stopper and not that good in coverage or rushing the passer?
    So Belichick is a defensive genius... So therefore Hightower was a dominant LB. .. this isn't 2001 anymore so 265lb middle linebackers don't work now? But the Pats just won two SBs? So what works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerfan81 View Post
    So what works?
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    Ideally we would use a db or a fast ILB to cover people. Hightower isn't that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACKB View Post
    Ideally we would use a db or a fast ILB to cover people. Hightower isn't that.
    So why is our 4.3 MLB not covering anyone?
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  9. #169
    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerfan81 View Post
    So Belichick is a defensive genius... So therefore Hightower was a dominant LB. .. this isn't 2001 anymore so 265lb middle linebackers don't work now? But the Pats just won two SBs? So what works?
    We won a lowB repuS with a trash Oline, does that mean they were good? Also they have a shut down corner, and actually adjust, although those rbs for Atlanta were gashing them.
    Out 4.3 MLB is covering people, but when the other ILB that is shitty in coverage doesn't leave the field, teams will go after him all day, as they would Hightower. I'd love to have Hightower if I knew he wouldn't play a ton on passing downs, but you can't pay him 10 million for that

  10. #170
    I may be crazy here, but is it just POSSIBLE that part of the problem was that the Steeler DBs and LBs were 7 to 10 yards off the line of scrimmage pretty much the entire game and Brady threw about 80% of his passes less than 10 feet in the air?

    Is it just possible that our defensive coordinator is functionally retarded? I'm just wondering?

    It may also be possible that one receiver dropped a pass on the 3rd play of the game that put the team withing FG range. And another receiver dropped not one but TWO touchdown passes in the endzone. And a 3rd receiver dropped ANOTHER touchdown pass. And the offensive coordinator called the most horrific series of plays EVER on a goal-line series that ended up netting a FG instead of a TD.

    So maybe, just maybe there were a bunch of things that lead to losing that game. Not the least of which was stubborn coaching decisions, terrible offensive skill position play, horrible management of Leveon Bell leading up the to the AFCC game, a grotesque over-reliance on Bell that failed to make use of the other receivers and exploit potential weaknesses in other teams' defensive strategies, and an absolute insane and ridiculous approach to a defensive game plan that has failed over and over again.

    But you know, whatever.

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  11. #171
    Lacy signs with Seahawks

    Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy, formerly of the Packers, to a one-year, $5.55-million contract with $3 million fully guaranteed.

    Despite a quiet market overall for running backs, Lacy landed a quality deal. $5.55 million puts him among the top-ten paid backs at the position

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...-with-seahawks

  12. #172
    Butler, Saints discussing contract

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler and the Saints have opened contract negotiations.

    Rapoport adds the two sides "hope to strike a deal this week." There are not many other reasons for Butler to be visiting the Saints except to work on a deal, but this is notable nevertheless. The Saints would owe New England the No. 11 overall pick if the Patriots decline to match an offer sheet, but that is likely more than they are willing to pay. The two sides will likely try to work out a trade.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...malcolm-butler

  13. #173
    Part of the problem with our LB's is that they end up covering WR's way too often. That doesn't work just like having our d-linemen drop back in coverage doesn't work. Not sure if any other team plays this way but we sure do. That and only rushing 2 d-linemen.

  14. #174
    Texans interested in Malcolm Butler

    Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm reports the Texans are interested in Patriots restricted free agent Malcolm Butler, and would be willing to trade a second-round pick.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...malcolm-butler

  15. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by skialta View Post
    I've officially learned to stop checking every couple of hours to see if there is a new development or a sneaky free agent puzzle piece...
    It is like me getting credit for being a contributer. Shit just doesn't happen.
    Prepare yourself for Jarvis and his second contract. Hey. He knows the system!

    Looks like he's taking his game to Arizona.

  16. #176
    CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets' interest in free agent LB Dont'a Hightower "cannot be overstated."

    Per La Canfora, the Steelers won't make a "massive" offer, and the Patriots maintain interest. This could all be a leverage play on Hightower's part.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...onta-hightower

  17. #177
    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets' interest in free agent LB Dont'a Hightower "cannot be overstated."

    Per La Canfora, the Steelers won't make a "massive" offer, and the Patriots maintain interest. This could all be a leverage play on Hightower's part.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...onta-hightower
    He left the Steelers without a contract


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  18. #178
    Steelers looking at OLB Connor Barwin from the Beagles.

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    Free agency
    Wake me up when it is over. Putting effort into speculating on who would fit where is a total waste of time.
    Do another mock draft. They're equally useful

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  20. #180
    Quote Originally Posted by TDX27 View Post
    Steelers looking at OLB Connor Barwin from the Beagles.
    sign him, drop moats

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