AFC North: Steelers season of disarray continues

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Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs past Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) during the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Martin-USA TODAY Sports

 

It’s been a tough rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones, and it’s gotten worse after Head Coach hen coach Mike Tomlin benched him in favor of Jason Worilds.

Despite being the team’s first-round pick this year, Jones has just 16 tackles and just three quarterback pressures without a sack.

“He’s just not doing enough detail work right now,” Tomlin said of Jones, “and really Jason Worilds is and that’s just the reality of it. Part of playing really good defense is having detail with your work and there’s more detail in Worilds’ work right now. Jarvis needs to continue to work. I think he’s open to that and we’re open to giving him an opportunity to do so.”

Jones thrived with the Georgia Bulldogs last year with 14½ sacks as a senior, and he showed a lot of promise in the preseason, but hasn’t been able to grasp Dick Lebeau’s defense well enough to make an impact in the games that count.

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