Steelers Outside Linebacker Jason Worilds was given a golden oppurtunity and has blown it. When James Harrison went down with his eye injury Worilds was given the keys to the car. He has yet to get it started. Harrison has now been out for what will be his fourth week missed and Worilds has yet to touch the field.
Worilds could have showed the Steelers what he was made of and whether or not he was ready to take the next step as a starter. Instead of making that impact he has yet to dress for a game. He has been inactive for all 3 games that Harrison has missed. Worilds is dealing with a quad injury but you would not have been able to keep me off the field if I had the oppurtunity to show my stuff and maybe earn a spot in the starting lineup.
James Harrison while still scary as hell is on the downside of his career. He has just had 2 back surgeries and is 33 years old. His cap number is going to be one the Steelers may not be able to handle in the near future. If Worilds could have come out these last couple of weeks and showed the Steelers something then he may have been able to take that spot next season.
Even if Worilds is able to dress for this weeks game against New England he does not have enough time to show the Steelers exactly how good he is or could be in a game situation. Harrison is said to be back in the next few weeks Two games is not enough to be pronounced the future at Outside Linebacker. Especially with such big shoes to fill.