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Six Reasons Why Pittsburgh's James Farrior Is Most Underrated Linebacker in NFL

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Six Reasons Why Pittsburgh's James Farrior Is Most Underrated Linebacker in NFL
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In Pittsburgh, football games are won on the defensive side of the ball.

The team thrives on putting pressure on the quarterback and causing havoc, leading to turnovers. Those turnovers are then translated into points on the scoreboard.

Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's strength on defense has always been the depth-oriented linebacking corps. Pittsburgh has a plethora of young talent on today's roster, including the 26-year old Lamarr Woodley who was just franchise-tagged by the organization.

James Harrison, 32, Lawrence Timmons, 24 and Woodley all seem to receive the credit they deserve for a job well done.

One player in Pittsburgh's defensive backfield thet has received recognition for his prolonged career, James Farrior, only seems to be a fan favorite in Steel City. Outside of Pittsburgh, though? No. The inside linebacker doesn't get the credit he deserves, and I'm here to give it to him.

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