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    Jarvis Jones might start as Steeler rookie

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    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 Dick 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.
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    I was a little concerned that Worilds would start the majority of snaps of the year just because he is a "vet". I like Worilds as a back up overall, and I really think Worilds has more to offer than he has shown. BUT, he's nowhere near the natural talent that Jones is. I'm very excited to see this kid on the field and it's good to hear that LeBeau and the Steelers organization have confidence in him and his abilities.
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    All three will start this year.... there are 16 games and we have Woodley(hammy) and Woirlds(glass).

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    hahahahahaha. Lot of truth in what your saying coldrolled.
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    Man it would be refreshing to see a rookie LB come in and take over..

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    It would be refreshing to see Jones lay out Flacco or Dalton. hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Deal Steel View Post
    It would be refreshing to see Jones lay out Flacco or Dalton. hehehe
    I'm all for this...

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    Re: Jarvis Jones might start as Steeler rookie

    He won't start. This is just an nfl.com writer making things up to keep his job. I bet he didn't even see one snap of rookie camp or otas, he probably didn't even interview LeBeau. I know its what we want, but I doubt it becomes a reality.

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    He will become the starter at some point in the season. The sooner, the better.

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    I was glad to see the Steelers pick Jones, BUT outside of JW, or LW getting hurt, Jones will not start a game for the Steelers. BUT that doesn't mean he will not see the field. On passing down I could see were JW, LT, LW and JJ could be on the field at the same time. ANY of them could come or all could drop in coverage.

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