Well that didn’t last very long.
According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff were obviously less than pleased with Jarvis Jones and his lack of production since he became the starter at right outside linebacker almost two months ago:
Steelers rookie Jarvis Jones is now second on depth chart at ROLB behind Jason Worilds. Jones has not made much of an impact this season.
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) October 29, 2013
The move itself does not shock me in the least. Outside of Pittsburgh’s game versus the Jets, Jones has provided minimal pocket collapse since he assumed the starting job. At least to me, he lacks the necessary strength and technique to succeed at the position right now as a pass rusher, has even failed to record a single sack, and his play against the run has left much to be desired!
Let that sink in for a second, “Steeler Nation.”
Jarvis Jones has more Subway commercials (one), than sacks (zero) during the first six games of his professional career.
Granted, the old-new solution of Jason Worilds as the starter is not much of an upgrade. Yet at this point, there is nobody else for the Steelers to turn to at this point in the season.
How much Jones will eventually play is still a mystery, but it is not good news at all to learn that he was unable to fend off an underachieving veteran like Worilds for the starting gig.
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