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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Steelers sign LaMarr Woodley Reply with quote

Steelers sign LaMarr Woodley

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have the earliest report date in the league, took a major step on Wednesday evening toward having all of their draft picks in training camp on time, reaching a contract agreement with second-round linebacker LaMarr Woodley. A former University of Michigan star, and the 46th player taken overall, Woodley will sign a four-year contract, the financial details of which were not immediately available. The accord with Woodley is key because, like first-round linebacker Lawrence Timmons, he is expected to garner significant playing time as a rookie. The Steelers released former Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter this spring and, for the first time in franchise history, used their first two draft choices on linebackers. Porter subsequently signed with the Miami Dolphins.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish more picks would come on and sign
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blaze wrote:
I wish more picks would come on and sign


Most of them will sign in the next few business days
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good move by the steelers in getting woodley signed on time.i think he was a 1st round talent
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Timmons and Woodley develop, they will have a new era of great OLBs in PIttsburgh
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^^^^^
Thats exactly what we are hoping for

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pick/signing. Steeler fans are going to love this guy. He was very underappreciated, and fell because his whole team fell off the map after losing to OSU.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just a theory i have on the steelers couldnt they run a hybrid d next year. Blending 4-3 and 3-4 schemes into one mixed scheme? Cause they drafted the players they need 4 it in Woodley and Timmons cause Woodley would b able 2 play DE right?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodley is an undersized DE...he can play both DE and OLB. Probably a better fit at OLB because of edge rushing skills and he is smaller.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really looking forward to seeing how Woodley fares in the NFL. He was so awesome at Michigan . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jib wrote:
This is just a theory i have on the steelers couldnt they run a hybrid d next year. Blending 4-3 and 3-4 schemes into one mixed scheme? Cause they drafted the players they need 4 it in Woodley and Timmons cause Woodley would b able 2 play DE right?

That's what the Steelers plan on doing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

still thought the cowboys traded down to get him Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good siging for the steelers, I wish the Eagles would start signing there 2nd and 3rd round picks, so they can be in camp on time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a quote from Steelers LB's coach Keith Butler formerly of the Seattle Seahawks on Lamar Woodley:

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At least Woodley is healthy and able to practice, and he has made the kind of progress rarely seen by a college defensive end converting to outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. The Steelers have him on the left side, where Clark Haggans starts, and he was dropping into pass coverage in the zone defense yesterday.

"Compared to the other guys we've had here and trying to make the transition with them, he's further along than anybody we've had," Butler said.



I really have high hopes for him. He has the size/speed ratio to play the position and be effective.

Here's to hoping.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to sign Timmons now, but its good they got Woodley into camp on time
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