By Matthew Marczi
Is there any clarity yet at the inside linebacker spot? After the events of the past three weeks, I do not believe so.
Even though Kion Wilson had been listed as the starter replacing the injured Larry Foote, he only played a quarter of the team’s snaps during the second and third games, while rookie Vince Williams took about half of the snaps.
This past week, Williams started the game and played 43 of the team’s 52 defensive snaps, while Wilson saw no time on defense. That would certainly seem as though the question has been answered, no?
However, Mike Tomlin listed Wilson on the injury report after the game with a hamstring or quad injury. I am not entirely sure when the injured occurred. He did not miss any snaps on special teams, however.
More importantly, in his most extensive playing time, Williams had what was clearly his roughest game yet. That included contributing two missed tackles to one of the team’s worst tackling efforts in recent memory.
Before the ...