Lawrence Timmons

Steelers Defense Continues Trending Younger

Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense may have just gotten significantly younger once again following the 2017 free agency period and the draft. By the time the regular season opens—or at least, perhaps, but the time that it ends—it seems there are pretty good odds that the team…


Devil’s Advocate: Defending Between The Hash Marks

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…


What Really Happened When Joe Thomas “Re-Accommodated” James Farrior?

If you’ve paid close attention to the news on Monday you’ve probably seen quite a few reports about what happened over the weekend on a United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville. In case you missed it, a passenger was forcibly removed from the overbooked flight after nobody volunteered…



Redskins Sign LB Zach Brown To One-Year Contract

We might never know if the Pittsburgh Steelers had any interest in signing linebacker Zach Brown to a free agent contract. What we do know, however, is that Brown will play with the Washington Redskins in 2017. Brown, who registered 149 tackles, four sacks, one interception, four passes defensed and…



Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 26, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Vince Williams The Heir Apparent At Buck Linebacker

If we have learned anything of importance so far during the new league year, it is that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to get themselves a new starter at the buck linebacker position after 10-year veteran and former first-round draft pick Lawrence Timmons agreed to a two-year contract that was…


2017 Offseason Questions: Will A Free Agent Start At Linebacker?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…