Steelers Fall To Giants 20-16: Four Takeaways

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Lawrence Timmons Looked Rusty

Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) looks on from the sidelines against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The New York Giants won 18-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The staple at ILB for the Steelers looked a little rusty on Saturday.  He missed at least three tackles and in addition seemed out of position a couple of times.  The Rashad Jennings TD can’t really be blamed on Timmons – replay showed he was held during the play, but it was never called.

For a veteran who has always been solid at the inside for years, he looked a bit rustier than one would hope coming into the first preseason game.  Being out of position is one thing, but missed tackles are a red flag of concern.  Hopefully Timmons can shake off this bad game, get back to working in practice, and show everyone that Saturday was a bit of a fluke when the Steelers face the Bills in a week.