Steelers Fall To Giants 20-16: Four Takeaways
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.