Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Might Start As A Rookie

Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Steelers' started by SRW, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    During minicamp earlier this month, the thought process was that the Pittsburgh Steelers, as is generally their modus operandi, would bring rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones along slowly.

    However, according to Len Pasquarelli, writing for the National Football Post this Sunday, the rookie could overtake fourth-year pro Jason Worilds for the starting gig on the right side of the 3-4 defense.

    Jones is unlike most Steelers defensive rookies in that he already is familiar with playing linebacker, while most of Pittsburgh's recent draft picks were moved from defensive end to linebacker for the first time -- think LaMarr Woodley.

    "(Jones) has got (linebacker) instincts," defensive coordinator twinky LeBeau said. "You don't have to (wean) him off the end stuff."

    Any player learning the outside linebacker position will say the most difficult part is in mastering coverage instincts. If LeBeau already sees progress from the rookie, as Jones learns the rest of the defensive calls, it reasons that one of the greatest defensive minds in the history of the NFL wouldn't hesitate to push the more talented player into the rotation quickly.

  2. JEMicklos

    JEMicklos Captain

    Jarvis should start
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Yes. PLease.
  4. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    This article is so crap lol, talk about grasping for straws.
  5. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    Come on Len...
  6. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    i will be interested to see what jarvis can do in this league within one of the best teaching organizations in the league. he could turn out to be pretty damn good imo.
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    I'm guessing he gets a couple hundred snaps at "spot duty."

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