Originally Posted by sabbat00
These are the grades I give. What's your grading for the following starters during the Pittsburgh game?
Inside Linebackers - C
Outside Linebackers - D
Babin - D
It's difficult to grade units individualy because of the impact they have on each other. Such as the D-line not keeping blockers off the LBs, etc. But I will say that that was the worst game I've ever seen Sharper & Foreman have. Sharper played as if he didn't really want to be there, and Foreman just didn't want to hit anyone. I'm not a big fan of Foreman, but he's not as bad as he showed last night. He would have been cut out of the league a long time ago if he was. Wong looked like he needs many more reps at ILB to be effective. With Peek looking as bad as he did, I don't think he gets them.
I see a lot of posts blasting Babin's performance, but it was Peek that the Steelers were steamrolling. Peek has the same problem against the run that he had a year ago, jumping inside and getting sealed. Babin didn't get off his blocks and pursue like the Steelers did, but at least he held up at the point of attack.
I think the best thing is to keep Wong at ROLB and hope that Foreman & Sharper wake up by the season opener. Unless Peek figures it out soon, he's a situational pass rusher & a special teamer at this point.