Why The Steelers Will Make The Playoffs: Linebackers (Part 3 of 4)

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Contrary to what Pittsburgh columnist Gene Collier has suggested through the NFL Network , the Pittsburgh Steelers will win more than six games in 2010. They will, in fact, win enough games to make the playoffs.
Parts one and two examined why the Steeler's quarterbacks and secondary will help the team reach the post season. Part three is much more obvious but by no means less important—linebackers.
Ah, yes, linebackers. Even the sound of the word brings warm memories to Steelers fans, and fearful shivers to opposing quarterbacks. The calling card of the black and gold and in the signature 3-4 system, they are what make a name for the entire defense.
Last season Pittsburgh backers were good, but outside of OLB Lamarr Woodley, none of the Steelers linebackers had outstanding seasons last year. ILB James Farrior seems to have lost a step in pass coverage, ILB Lawrence Timmons still has a thing or two to learn about playing in the NFL, and stud OLB James Harrison saw ...

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