Found June 13, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t ready to throw rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones into the fire right away.  They plan on bringing him along slowly because he’s going to have to prove that he can play with the starters. “It’s not fair to the rest of the guys to have him out on the field,” said Keith Butler, the Steelers linebackers coach, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He knows that. Before he plays, he’s got to know what he’s doing.” The Steelers are looking for Jones to play more disciplined than he did in college. “In college, he kind of free lanced a little bit, and we’re a little more disciplined in what we ask them to do and the techniques we ask them to use in the passing game,” Butler said. “All he did (at Georgia) was drop straight back and look at the quarterback. We’re asking him to do a lot of different things in terms of pass coverage, and that’s not one of them. We’ve got to get him out of that habit, and he’s willing to get out of that habit.” Safety Troy Polamalu explained how difficult it is for a rookie to learn their defense. “It’s like trying to teach algebra to basic math,” safety Troy Polamalu said. “You’ve got to almost erase their career and what they’ve learned to this point and start anew with this defense.” Need NFL Tickets? The post Steelers will bring along Jarvis Jones slowly appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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