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BigRob
11-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Played pretty well.

snarky
11-28-2011, 04:56 PM
Didn't you get the memo. No positive notes allowed today. LOL

BradshawsHairdresser
11-28-2011, 05:06 PM
Played pretty well.

Was impressed. He looked better than any of the rest of the LB's, IMO.

Dee Dub
11-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Yes, I agree. Jason Worilds showed some flashes of being pretty solid last night. If we go down the list of all the past college DE's who the Steelers drafted and converted over to OLB in a 3-4 he seems to be right on course (time wise), with the most of them.

:Clap

aggiebones
11-28-2011, 05:36 PM
On a positive side for KC fans, their defense looked pretty good last night. I know they got torched a few times, but some teams play certain teams better than others.
They are a physical disruptive team for sure.

flippy
11-28-2011, 05:55 PM
Have to admit half the times I saw him making a play, I kept thinking he was the size of McClendon. Did he get bigger?

BradshawsHairdresser
11-28-2011, 05:57 PM
Have to admit half the times I saw him making a play, I kept thinking he was the size of McClendon. Did he get bigger?

He's gotten much bigger since last year. Least to my eyes.

jj28west
11-28-2011, 06:27 PM
He played possessed for 60 minutes. They ran one of those delay draws to his side to try to negate his penetration and he still caught the RB from behind.

steelblood
11-28-2011, 08:03 PM
he was a little weak at the POA on some plays, but, in general, he played pretty well.

hawaiiansteel
11-29-2011, 02:03 AM
NFL from the sidelines

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011

Post-Kansas City thoughts


Sloppy is the only way to describe the Steelers' 13-9 win at Kansas City Sunday night.

And not just sloppy play, but coaching as well.

Both the offensive and defensive units were penalized for having 12 men on the field. I can't remember the last time that was called on the Steelers once, let alone twice, in the same game.

Add to that Ben Roethlisberger's inexplicable brain cramp when he waived the punting team off the field on fourth down in the third quarter from the KC 39, only to take a timeout with time expiring and you get the idea that nobody's head was really in this game.

Kansas City outcoached and outplayed the Steelers for much of this game. The Steelers were fortunate that Tyler Palko was in the Christmas mood and kept on giving.

Any game plan in which Mewelde Moore gets five first-half touches compared to none for Mike Wallace in the first two quarters of play is not a good one.

Nothing against Moore, who's made some big plays over the years, but Wallace is one of the premiere game changers in the league.

I also realize he was being doubled constantly and some of Moore's touches came on dumpoffs and such, but you've got to get the ball into Wallace's hands.

The same theory is why Hines Ward isn't a big part of this offense any longer.

Who would you rather have the ball, Ward or Antonio Brown?

Yes, Ward came up with a big third-down catch, but his other three receptions went for seven yards.

Wallace, by the way, finished with two catches. Ward and Moore combined for seven for 30 yards.

Hard to believe that LaMarr Woodley would have had a more impactful game than the one Jason Worilds played.

Subbing for Woodley, Worilds had six tackles, including one for a loss, four hurries and the Steelers' lone sack.

The coaches were also raving about the catch Wes Saunders made in the back of the end zone for the game's lone TD as well.

Couple that with the fact that Saunders is a credible blocker and you have to feel a little better about the Steelers' overall depth.

Oh, and did I mention that Ryan Mundy had a team-high 10 tackles and an interception?

The Steelers played poorly and stole a game on the road. Baltimore has played poorly on the road a couple of times this season and lost.

It happens.

The biggest issue is that the offensive line just doesn't seem to handle crowd noise well, which could be an issue in the postseason.

There weren't a lot of Steelers fans in Kansas City Sunday night and pretty much every offensive lineman had a holding penalty except Chris Kemoeatu. Go figure.

posted by Dale Lolley

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/

focosteeler
11-29-2011, 04:25 AM
NFL from the sidelines

The coaches were also raving about the catch Wes Saunders made in the back of the end zone for the game's lone TD as well.



It nice to have an athletic TE other than Heath that can catch a TD

WindyCitySteel
11-29-2011, 09:48 AM
Have to admit half the times I saw him making a play, I kept thinking he was the size of McClendon. Did he get bigger?

The past couple of games, I catch myself saying "Nice play, Eason!"

He looks more like a DE than a OLB.

Shawn
11-29-2011, 11:01 AM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

feltdizz
11-29-2011, 12:02 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

ikestops85
11-29-2011, 12:16 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

Exactly ... we see a player for one or two games and immediately make a decision whether they are a star or a bust. Worilds seems to be coming along just fine. Give him another year or two and then we'll see what we got.

Shawn
11-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

Not really all that hard. You usually know when a player has the stuff...reps or not. Woodley had serious issues especially in coverage early on, but you knew he was physical...and he made splash plays when he seen time. Harrison was the same way. Even though Harrison was bone headed early in his career you couldn't deny the guys raw physical talent.

Worilds is tougher to figure out. He didn't look that fast, or physical. He was getting swallowed up play after play...with the reps he was being given.

feltdizz
11-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

Not really all that hard. You usually know when a player has the stuff...reps or not. Woodley had serious issues especially in coverage early on, but you knew he was physical...and he made splash plays when he seen time. Harrison was the same way. Even though Harrison was bone headed early in his career you couldn't deny the guys raw physical talent.

Worilds is tougher to figure out. He didn't look that fast, or physical. He was getting swallowed up play after play...with the reps he was being given.

That was Worlids 2nd or 3rd start... I think we need more than 3 games to define a player. We say Worlids speed last year on a few rushes but he didn't have discipline or finish the play.

I don't think we will know if he has the stuff until he gets solid reps... he isn't on the sideline so he must have something the coaches like.

Shawn
11-29-2011, 02:02 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

Exactly ... we see a player for one or two games and immediately make a decision whether they are a star or a bust. Worilds seems to be coming along just fine. Give him another year or two and then we'll see what we got.

I don't think anyone was calling Worilds a bust. But, many of us wanted to see something...shoot anything from him to let us know he had something to work with. He showed nothing...not really any real speed, or power. No true explosiveness. Any LB we have had including Timmons showed basic raw skills for the position.

If he is just one of those guys who plays slow until he understands...then great. I certainly hope thats the case.

Shawn
11-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Considering I have seen little to get excited about concerning Worilds, I was pleased. He was getting after the QB, and looked much tougher to block. Maybe he has a lil sumthin.

yeah.. getting reps does that to players in our system.

hard to judge a player after 3 games and limited action.

Not really all that hard. You usually know when a player has the stuff...reps or not. Woodley had serious issues especially in coverage early on, but you knew he was physical...and he made splash plays when he seen time. Harrison was the same way. Even though Harrison was bone headed early in his career you couldn't deny the guys raw physical talent.

Worilds is tougher to figure out. He didn't look that fast, or physical. He was getting swallowed up play after play...with the reps he was being given.

That was Worlids 2nd or 3rd start... I think we need more than 3 games to define a player. We say Worlids speed last year on a few rushes but he didn't have discipline or finish the play.

I don't think we will know if he has the stuff until he gets solid reps... he isn't on the sideline so he must have something the coaches like.

And this is where debates go around and around. Lets just stop here with evaluating raw talent is different than evaluating play.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
11-29-2011, 02:06 PM
He has grown over his starts. He looks more comfortable. I won't crown him anything yet but I think we could all agree his potential flashed in game situation...That is always a good sign.

Doogie36
11-29-2011, 05:58 PM
The biggest issue is that the offensive line just doesn't seem to handle crowd noise well, which could be an issue in the postseason.


Doesnt help when Ben waits till there is 1 second left on the playclock to lift up his leg for the ball! Doesnt take a math major on Defense to know he's going to really snap it this time!!! Mix up the leg lifts please and our OL wont be as bad on the ROAD!

Simple solution!

steelblood
11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Doogie,

Excellent point! Also, when he does call a snap count quite often it is "Black 20, Black Tw-". I've heard this same snap count for about 2 years now. They use it a lot and don't vary it often enough. We must be more unpredictable.

hawaiiansteel
12-07-2011, 12:22 AM
Worilds a key figure on defense for Steelers

By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2011-12-05/1206SteelWorlinbsidAP-b.jpg

Outside linebacker Jason Worilds had an "a-ha" moment during a recent Steelers practice.

Or so he thought.

"I was going over something that I thought I knew and it ended up being a mental error," Worilds said. "It just goes to show you that no matter how far along I feel like I've come, there's always stuff to learn."

Worilds is in his second season of learning Dick LeBeau's complex defense, and he is still making the transition from defensive end in college to outside linebacker.

But it is safe to say that the training wheels have been gone for quite some time when it comes to the Steelers' 2010 second-round draft pick.

Worilds has quietly emerged as a key figure on the Steelers' defense, due in large part to LaMarr Woodley's cantankerous hamstring.

His continued development is crucial to the Steelers' Super Bowl aspirations since Woodley could be limited or hampered by the hamstring injury he sustained Oct. 30 the rest of the season.

The Steelers had set a snap count for Woodley last Sunday, his first game back from the injury. It didn't become an issue as Woodley all but took himself out of the Steelers' 35-7 win over the Bengals after experiencing fatigue in the tender hamstring.

"Obviously he felt something and he was mature enough to not do any further damage to it," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Monday at his weekly news conference. "I don't know if you would characterize it as a setback at this point. This week will provide that legitimate information for us."

It is hard to imagine Woodley playing Thursday night against the visiting Browns though Tomlin didn't rule it out.

And given how delicate hamstring injuries can be, particularly for pass rushers that depend on short bursts of speed, Woodley is going to have to share snaps at left outside linebacker for the foreseeable future.

Woodley, who leads the Steelers with nine sacks, acknowledged as much after the Bengals game.

Enter Worilds, who has dealt with injury issues of his own and is still learning the nuances of playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

The 6-2, 262-pounder recorded his first sack of the season in Kansas City, and his comfort level and confidence only figure to increase the more quality snaps he plays.

Tomlin said recently that Worilds' play has been "above the line."

Yesterday, he upgraded the former Virginia Tech star's play to "solid."

He did stop short when asked if Worilds has made the super-sized jump that Tomlin expects in players from their first to second season.

"It's in progress," Tomlin said. "Check back with me."

CHATTING WITH...ROOKIE TIGHT END WESLYE SAUNDERS

Q: What did you do with the ball that you caught for your first NFL touchdown?

A: The first couple I get go to my mom and my dad. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them, and I just want to show them how much I appreciate them. Hopefully, I get another one soon so I'll be able to keep that one in my house.

Q: Your dad is an editorial writer for the Raleigh News & Observer. Does that make you a newspaper person as well?

A: Yeah, I was a journalism major at South Carolina and I'm hoping to finish up my degree in the offseason. I'd like to do pretty much the same thing my dad's doing, write opinion pieces, he does a couple of TV shows. He's written a book and he's in the process of writing a screenplay.

Q: What kind of opinion pieces would you like to write?

A: It wouldn't really be about sports but current events or politics. That really gets me going. I can't speak on (politics) right now because that might get me in some trouble, so I won't speak on that, but I could see politics in my future.

QUOTABLE

"We cannot let Josh Cribbs do to what he's done to us time and time again in the past. We've been dead Indians in his cowboy movie enough." Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on importance of containing the Browns' return specialist

"It's important to get rolling, playing your best ball this time of year. We're fortunate to get quality players coming back off injury. That's what it takes, getting rolling at the right time and, hopefully, we will." Defensive end Brett Keisel on playing well in December

"It's getting better and better each week. I'm not full strength, but it's definitely a lot better than it was at the beginning of the year and better than it was last week." Outside linebacker James Harrison on his back after recording three sacks in the Steelers' 35-7 win over the Bengals

"If he were four inches taller he'd be in the Pro Bowl. As a football player he's one of the best we have." Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on starting left guard Doug Legursky

DIGITS

3 Catches Heath Miller needs to become the Steelers' all-time leader in receptions by a tight end

5 More takeaways than giveaways the Steelers have had in their last three games

15.6 Steelers' average margin of victory during their seven-game home winning streak over Browns

99.2 Ben Roethlisberger's passer rating in 13 career games against the Browns

172 Consecutive games started by Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus, one more than Dick LeBeau, who had held the team record in that category since the early 1970s

1,032 Receiving yards Antonio Brown is on pace for this season

3 PLAYERS TO WATCH

Josh Cribbs, WR/RS: Three of Cribbs' eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns have come against the Steelers, and he is averaging 26.4 yards per kickoff return this season. James Harrison's former college teammate always seems to get up for the Steelers, and coach Mike Tomlin has not ruled out kicking the ball away from Cribbs Thursday night.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB: The Browns are first in the NFL in passing defense (173.3 yards per game allowed) and 31st against the run (151.2 yards per game). Look for the Steelers to subject a defense that was gashed for over 200 yards by Ray Rice Sunday to a heavy dose of Mendenhall and Isaac Redman.

Colt McCoy, QB: Cleveland brass is probably still trying to figure out if it has found the real McCoy in what seems to be an endless search for a franchise quarterback. Since making his first NFL start in October of 2010 to the Steelers, McCoy has produced mixed results. He threw five interceptions in two games against the Steelers last season.

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NJ-STEELER
12-07-2011, 02:19 AM
he looks better subbing for wood on the left then on subbing for debo on the right

i believe thats where he played in college...for the most part

ramblinjim
12-07-2011, 12:42 PM
Well it's not like we've ever botched a second round pick, I mean come on....wait....never mind.

*cough* Alonzo Jackson
*couch* Sweed.....

:HeadBanger

Dee Dub
12-07-2011, 05:28 PM
What I noticed on Sunday versus the Bengals was that there were a couple of times where Worilds did a nice job of shedding and coming off of a block.