Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Coming into the 2012 season, anytime the name Larry Foote was mentioned, it was typically followed by the ‘replacement for James Farrior the all-pro linebacker who has now retired.’ I don’t know about you, but I think I would get tired of this after awhile and that’s no knock on Potsie who had an outstanding career in the black ‘n gold, but time marches on and this is now Foote’s position. If ever a guy was taking ownership of a spot long-held by a fan favorite it’s Foote who through two games leads the team in tackles with 16, has a sack and has forced a fumble. No one will ever confuse the man from the University of Michigan with Jack Lambert or Jack Ham or Greg Lloyd but he has gotten every ounce out of his 11-year career that many probably thought he would never have. Foote is more than having a good year statistically to this point, he is also the guy in charge of setting the defense and making sure the front seven are where they need to be. In Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense, that i...
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