I am clearly a Steelers fan and a Timmons fan. But I think I bring good points to this. He is one of the most athletically gifted linebackers in the NFL next to Patrick Willis and Ernie Sims.
Ironically, Timmons played at FSU with Sims and was in the same draft class as Willis. He has the speed to pursue players and the strength to bring them down. Look at his arm in the picture. That is no weakling.
He has many things going for him. He has the best defensive coordinator ever in my opinion in Dick LeBeau. He has fellow linebackers to show him to be a better player to wrap up RBs and the like in players like James Farrior and James Harrison.
I saw him play a game against the Browns—I know, it's the Browns, but whatever!—during which he completely destroyed two plays for them. I believe he had two sacks in a row, with the first being a forced fumble. His stats on the season were: 78 tackles, 56 solo, and 22 assisted. He also had seven sacks and four forced fumbles. He was among the league leaders in yards lost on a sack, and he had the highest average of anyone with more than more sacks.
I think he has a ton of potential, and I think he could be climbing up the list sooner rather than later.
Predictions: 112 tackles, 85 solo, and 27 assisted;
2 INTs, 5 FF's, and 9 sacks
He should be the No. 1 ILB in the 'Burgh, and he will get more opportunities.
He did also have this awesomely funny quote from his Web site:
"Favorite foods: Pecan encrusted salmon, and I like the veggies with it, too. Also steak and potatoes, Kobe beef, the bloomin’ onion, and, of course, hot wings with grape soda."