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You want somebody to blame for #Steelers loss? Blame this guy
You can blame a whole host of players who contributed to the Steelers loss to the Raiders, but you would be well within your rights to single out linebacker Lawrence Timmons as the main reason.
Timmons was signed to a six-year, $50 million extension last year with the thoughts of him being a play-making linebacker.
He’s been nothing of the sort yet. In fact, he’s been flat-out bad.
Timmons made two critical errors against the Raiders that just cannot happen.
The first was not filling the gap on Darren McFadden’s first-quarter touchdown run, and the more critical one was allowing Brandon Myers to convert a first down on a third-and-10 with 1:31 left in the game that led to the game-winning Sebastian Janikowski field goal.
Sure, it was great throw by Carson Palmer, but it is a play that Timmons is paid to make, and it didn’t.