Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 3/24/12
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The Pittsburgh Steelers cut ties with veteran linebacker James Farrior early in March and the move really wasn't a surprise. In releasing Farrior the Steelers lost their defensive captain and signal caller and their 14 year mainstay at the BUCK linebacker position. The primary job of the BUCK linebacker in the Dick LeBeau 3-4 defense is to take on lead blockers and read and react to the play. The BUCK general diagnosis the offense during pre snap and calls out the changes based on what he sees. He is an integral part of the defense and Farrior did it well for so many years. With Farrior now Read more [...]


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