By Matthew Marczi
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, overall perhaps, has been able to acclimate himself reasonably well to a starting role so early on in his career. I have in the past taken a look at his success against the run in the team’s previous game against the Chicago Bears, for example.
What he has not been able to deliver thus far, however, is pressure against the pass, which was what had him climbing up the draft boards before the medical history and 40 times began to circulate.
The Steelers only have four sacks thus far through four games, with three of them coming from LaMarr Woodley. The last one could be considered a soft sack, as well, as he pursued Matt Cassel on a run, knocking the ball out for a fumble before he crossed the line of scrimmage. Brett Keisel accounts for the other sack.
Is it time that the Steelers start asking more of Jarvis Jones as a pass rusher? So early on, is it fair?
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