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Coolie Man
04-25-2013, 10:59 PM
Why would the fo pick Jones? Bust potential as much as HR. disappointed.

squidkid
04-25-2013, 11:02 PM
desperation.

Sugar
04-25-2013, 11:02 PM
Unfortunately, that's what I was thinking too and hoping someone else would pick him first. That said, he's a Steeler now. I welcome him to the Nation and wish him all the success in the world!! :tt2:tt2:tt2

MeetJoeGreene
04-25-2013, 11:08 PM
same here. i really really hope he works out...but he has boom or bust potential.

Dee Dub
04-25-2013, 11:12 PM
Based on what you saw of him on the field, what are you guys basing this on? Please explain. Otherwise man up and just come out and say that based on his work out this is why you feel this way. And then recognize how lame that is.

birtikidis
04-25-2013, 11:14 PM
Most people would rather have one year of almost production and great workout measurables Dee. I like the Jones pick. Dude is a stud and living down here in SEC country I heard a ton about him

BradshawsHairdresser
04-25-2013, 11:22 PM
I predict he will become a star player for the Steelers.

Sugar
04-25-2013, 11:24 PM
I predict he will become a star player for the Steelers.

I hope you're right!

Rara
04-25-2013, 11:30 PM
Based on what you saw of him on the field, what are you guys basing this on? Please explain. Otherwise man up and just come out and say that based on his work out this is why you feel this way. And then recognize how lame that is.

Well explained, Dub.

Rara
04-25-2013, 11:31 PM
I predict he will become a star player for the Steelers.

:D I agree!

steelerkeylargo
04-25-2013, 11:33 PM
I predict Jones will be the favorite for the defensive ROY

Sugar
04-25-2013, 11:35 PM
I predict Jones will be the favorite for the defensive ROY

Do you honestly think he'll see the field much this year? I'm not being negative, I'm legitimately asking.

D Rock
04-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Do you honestly think he'll see the field much this year? I'm not being negative, I'm legitimately asking.


no reason you can't use him like the 9'ers used Aldon Smith as a roookie. Let him be a pass rush specialist while he gets the rest of it down really well, and as soon as he is ready, turn over the reigns to him.

Sugar
04-25-2013, 11:49 PM
no reason you can't use him like the 9'ers used Aldon Smith as a roookie. Let him be a pass rush specialist while he gets the rest of it down really well, and as soon as he is ready, turn over the reigns to him.

OK, I see him as a specialist maybe. Do you think he'll ever learn to be stout against the run?? Will he be able to cover TE's? Do you just see him as that pass rush specialist?

skyhawk
04-25-2013, 11:51 PM
Could this guy move to SS? Seriously.

Dee Dub
04-25-2013, 11:51 PM
Do you honestly think he'll see the field much this year? I'm not being negative, I'm legitimately asking.

Why not. Can't compare the past when this is the highest OLB the Steelers have drafted while in their 3-4 and one who has actually played OLB in a 3-4. He isnt the typical tweener who is making the change to OLB.

Dee Dub
04-25-2013, 11:54 PM
OK, I see him as a specialist maybe. Do you think he'll ever learn to be stout against the run?? Will he be able to cover TE's? Do you just see him as that pass rush specialist?

Go back to all of the OLB for the Steelers in their 3-4. They all had to learn how to play the run and drop in coverage. And they had to do it while adjusting to a new position. Jones has a leg up on them.

D Rock
04-25-2013, 11:59 PM
OK, I see him as a specialist maybe. Do you think he'll ever learn to be stout against the run?? Will he be able to cover TE's? Do you just see him as that pass rush specialist?


he already can play the run. He had a crazy ridiculous amount of tackles for loss the past two years. He also had pretty darn good total tackle numbers.


Most 3-4 OLBs are one-trick pass rushing ponies. James Harrison was different because he could do it all. It showed up in his tackle stats being far above other 3-4 OLBs. Jones can certainly come close to those numbers I think.

NJ-STEELER
04-26-2013, 12:08 AM
**** so much for the 'brass is high on worldis' folks


what a waste of a mid 2nd round pick when we were a championship caliber team

flippy
04-26-2013, 12:11 AM
I love Jones. Never thought he'd get to us. He was so productive. Have to admit, I was a little bummed at first because I though we were gonna end up getting Star and he went 3 picks ahead of us. But this is a great pick. I guess I was thinking Star was the best defensive player in the draft. Star going to Carolina just felt so deflating. But Jones looks like the next great ROLB. Fits perfectly. And that's the only hole on the team where we really don't have a legit player.

papillon
04-26-2013, 12:21 AM
Whew, some guys have Jones labeled a bust and others have him being our starting ROLB in September. There is a fella on the team named Worilds that evidently made James Harrison expendable. I doubt Jones is the starting ROLB and Worilds specialty (at this point in time) is pass rushing. Unless Worilds fails completely I don't think Jones is seeing the field much, injuries are another story.

Te'o, Minter, Brown or Jonathan Banks in round two and really throw the "you have to score 11ty billion points to win" crowd into a tizzy. :)

Pappy

Dee Dub
04-26-2013, 12:27 AM
Whew, some guys have Jones labeled a bust and others have him being our starting ROLB in September. There is a fella on the team named Worilds that evidently made James Harrison expendable. I doubt Jones is the starting ROLB and Worilds specialty (at this point in time) is pass rushing. Unless Worilds fails completely I don't think Jones is seeing the field much, injuries are another story.

Te'o, Minter or Brown in round two and really throw the "you have to score 11ty billion points to win" crowd into a tizzy. :)

Pappy

I dont think it was Jason Worilds that made James Harrison Expendable. I think it was James Harrison who made James Harrison expendable. His age, injuries, and not willing to take the reasonable cut was more to do with it than anything Worilds has done.

And I disagree with you. Jones has a chance to start from day one. He is the first true 3-4 OLB the Steelers have drafted for their 3-4.

papillon
04-26-2013, 12:32 AM
I dont think it was Jason Worilds that made James Harrison Expendable. I think it was James Harrison who made James Harrison expendable. His age, injuries, and not willing to take the reasonable cut was more to do with it than anything Worilds has done.

And I disagree with you. Jones has a chance to start from day one. He is the first true 3-4 OLB the Steelers have drafted for their 3-4.

He has a chance, yes, he'll have to prove he's better than Worilds though, the Steelers don't typically hand a starting job to a rookie and in particular the ROLB job. I still think Worilds allowed the Steelers to send James packing, along with his reluctance to take a pay cut.

So far your mock is spot on. :p

Pappy

Dee Dub
04-26-2013, 12:35 AM
He has a chance, yes, he'll have to prove he's better than Worilds though, the Steelers don't typically hand a starting job to a rookie and in particular the ROLB job. I still think Worilds allowed the Steelers to send James packing, along with his reluctance to take a pay cut.

So far your mock is spot on. :p

Pappy

Again this is not your typical situation. He is a true 3-4 OLB. Those in the past were being converted. And the Steelers already are saying they believe he to be special...

"He definitely is one of the guys I talked about the other day as being a special player in this draft," general manager Kevin Colbert said. "He's a solid kid, a great player. He was dominant at a major college. He plays the run, chases the ball and most important he gets after the passer.
"It's really just a great honor to have this kid join our team."

"It was a fun and easy evaluation," coach Mike Tomlin said. "You look at the outside linebackers in the 3-4 defenses, usually there's a projection involved. This was an easy projection ... very little guesswork.
"He excelled in what they asked him to do and he'll be asked to do similar things here."


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/#ixzz2RXat2qmz


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/#ixzz2RXat2qmz

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/

thor75
04-26-2013, 12:41 AM
I didn't like him as much as other guys, but he hasn't done anything wrong to me, so I hope he beasts out next year, however much time he gets playing. Woodley looking over his shoulder?

papillon
04-26-2013, 12:42 AM
Again this is not your typical situation. He is a true 3-4 OLB. Those in the past were being converted. And the Steelers already are saying they believe he to be special...

"He definitely is one of the guys I talked about the other day as being a special player in this draft," general manager Kevin Colbert said. "He's a solid kid, a great player. He was dominant at a major college. He plays the run, chases the ball and most important he gets after the passer.
"It's really just a great honor to have this kid join our team."

"It was a fun and easy evaluation," coach Mike Tomlin said. "You look at the outside linebackers in the 3-4 defenses, usually there's a projection involved. This was an easy projection ... very little guesswork.
"He excelled in what they asked him to do and he'll be asked to do similar things here."


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/#ixzz2RXat2qmz


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/#ixzz2RXat2qmz

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-pick-jarvis-jones-in-first-round-of-nfl-draft-685047/

Hey, I'm on your side, I just don't think the Steelers will hand him the job on day one and make it his to lose. When you get the best OLB in the draft and he's a 3-4 OLB and you run a 3-4 base defense and you get him at 1.17 you have to be very happy. With all the talent being rated as 2nd, 3rd or 4th round talent to get one of the guys actually projected to be round 1 talent is awesome. Now, lets hope splash plays are his specialty, on passing downs to start. :p

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
04-26-2013, 12:45 AM
He has a chance, yes, he'll have to prove he's better than Worilds though, the Steelers don't typically hand a starting job to a rookie and in particular the ROLB job. I still think Worilds allowed the Steelers to send James packing, along with his reluctance to take a pay cut.

So far your mock is spot on. :p

Pappy

My mock was spot on with us taking Jarvis in round 1 for virtually the entire draft season, but then I went and changed everything 2 minutes prior to the start of the draft. Go figure. But I'm more concerned about the Steelers real-life draft than some pretend mock I create...and I'm quite happy with our Steeler draft so far.

papillon
04-26-2013, 12:48 AM
My mock was spot on with us taking Jarvis in round 1 for virtually the entire draft season, but then I went and changed everything 2 minutes prior to the start of the draft. Go figure. But I'm more concerned about the Steelers real-life draft than some pretend mock I create...and I'm quite happy with our Steeler draft so far.

Well, I had Miami moving up because of all the picks they had; I didn't realize they wanted to move into the top 5, that had to be expensive. So, I had the right idea, just not the magnitude of what Miami wanted.

Pappy

hawaiiansteel
04-26-2013, 12:56 AM
how can we complain about drafting a guy who had 28 sacks and 40 tackles for a loss the past 2 years in the toughest conference in college football?

I guess on-field production isn't as important as how you do at the Underwear Olympics...

Captain Lemming
04-26-2013, 01:18 AM
There is a fella on the team named Worilds that evidently made James Harrison expendable.

But we TRIED to sign Harrison to more money than Cincy gave him. Actually, this pick solidifies the fact that they have little confidence that Jason W is the long term answer.


I doubt Jones is the starting ROLB and Worilds specialty (at this point in time) is pass rushing. Unless Worilds fails completely I don't think Jones is seeing the field much, injuries are another story.

I can see this point, just based on the tendancy to bring people in slowly.
While I understand Dees point and agree he has a leg up on the typical Dlineman that must be converted, STILL DL tends to bring people in slowly, even at other positions where there is no position change needed.
I agree with you that Jason is the likey starter game one, HOWEVER at some point in the season I see Jones overtaking him.


Te'o, Minter, Brown or Jonathan Banks in round two and really throw the "you have to score 11ty billion points to win" crowd into a tizzy. :)

You know dats da truth. Nice :)

hawaiiansteel
04-26-2013, 03:03 AM
Jarvis Jones is a Steelers kind of guy

By Neal Coolong on Apr 25 2013

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/12176225/134131433.0_standard_500.0.jpg

He isn't the typical age, he isn't in a common position for first round picks in Pittsburgh, but everything else about Jarvis Jones is Steelers all the way.

If the 2012 NFL Draft came as a shock to the Steelers, the 2013 Draft is pretty blase.

David DeCastro was expected to be drafted far earlier than he was by the Steelers. Jarvis Jones was picked to go to the Steelers nearly as soon as mock drafts took over the Internet.

It's somewhat ironic the oldest Steelers first round draft pick under Mike Tomlin was the most obvious choice. It's even more odd that the oldest first round pick is also the first outside linebacker the Steelers have taken in the first round, while being the most obvious pick.

DeCastro was the obvious pick in terms of need and talent in 2012, he just wasn't supposed to be available.

The Steelers don't draft outside linebackers that highly - and now the three likely at the top of their depth chart come Week 1 will be a first round pick and two second round picks; LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds.

But his production can't be beat. He works hard on and off the field and was a leader on one of the best defensive teams in the country.

So he's 24.

No one can question Jones' motor. He is relentless in pursuit and plays with a lot of heart.

Maybe the oldest guy just happens to be the most obvious Steelers player in this draft.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/4/25/4268122/jarvis-jones-steelers-draft-2013/in/4031321

Shawn
04-26-2013, 04:38 AM
Based on what you saw of him on the field, what are you guys basing this on? Please explain. Otherwise man up and just come out and say that based on his work out this is why you feel this way. And then recognize how lame that is.

I have a feeling much of it is based on two things. 40 time in shorts. And disappointment in not getting members favorite guy. It certainly can't be based on production or ability.

Slapstick
04-26-2013, 05:59 AM
What's not to like, here?

Seriously...

D Rock
04-26-2013, 06:27 AM
I find it VERY encouraging to read that Jones has been working out with Ike Taylor and Tom Shaw.

A lot of people are worried he will be lazy like Woodley has been of late. You can't be lazy and work out with those two.

Ghost
04-26-2013, 08:10 AM
What's not to like, here?

Seriously...

2011 : All-American
1st Team ALL-SEC
Led SEC in Tackles for loss & Sacs

2012: Team Captain
SEC Defensive Player of the Year (AP)
American Football Coaches Assoc 1st team All-American
1st Team ALL-SEC
Led Nation in 1. Sacs 2. Tackles for loss 3. Forced fumbles
Set UGA all time record for sacs in a season with 14.5
Finalist for Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski, Butkus, Lott Awards

Like...what's not to LOVE! This guy was an animal in the toughest conference in college ball and had monster success.

Oviedo
04-26-2013, 08:19 AM
Whew, some guys have Jones labeled a bust and others have him being our starting ROLB in September. There is a fella on the team named Worilds that evidently made James Harrison expendable. I doubt Jones is the starting ROLB and Worilds specialty (at this point in time) is pass rushing. Unless Worilds fails completely I don't think Jones is seeing the field much, injuries are another story.

Te'o, Minter, Brown or Jonathan Banks in round two and really throw the "you have to score 11ty billion points to win" crowd into a tizzy. :)

Pappy

I'd rather score "11ty billion points to win" than be the #1 defense and miss the play offs. The latter is good for a bumper sticker and nothing else.

Notleadpoisoned
04-26-2013, 08:21 AM
Huey Richardson? WTF? Come on now. I was at least expecting to hear some Kendrell Bell comparisons, maybe, but not Huey.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-26-2013, 08:27 AM
**** so much for the 'brass is high on worldis' folks


what a waste of a mid 2nd round pick when we were a championship caliber team

Way to override your draft board Tomlin. We could have Timmons and Sean Lee in the middle. Instead we now have to use an early pick on an ILB.

Oviedo
04-26-2013, 08:47 AM
Way to override your draft board Tomlin. We could have Timmons and Sean Lee in the middle. Instead we now have to use an early pick on an ILB.

I think Colbert is doing this not Tomlin.

BradshawsHairdresser
04-26-2013, 08:53 AM
Looking back, I think the choice on Jones was basically sealed the moment the Steelers cut James Harrison.
They know they must have production at OLB. Obviously, they're also convinced that neither Worilds or Woodley can bring what James brought from his side of the field.

BradshawsHairdresser
04-26-2013, 08:55 AM
I think Colbert is doing this not Tomlin.
I believe the reports were that Tomlin was the one who really wanted Worilds, and made the choice to go with him even though the Steelers had Sean Lee rated higher on their draft board.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-26-2013, 08:57 AM
I think Colbert is doing this not Tomlin.

It was documented Colbert/scouts had Lee as the top rated LB. Tomlin overrode the board.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-26-2013, 09:01 AM
Penn State linebacker Sean Lee, who went to Upper St. Clair High School, appeared to be the player the Steelers were targeting in the second round after selecting Florida center Maurkice Pouncey with the 18th overall pick. They had a first-round grade on Lee and thought he fit the way they played better than any linebacker in the draft.
But, the Steelers did not think Lee would be available when it came their turn.
When he was, it seemed like an obvious choice. But coach Mike Tomlin really liked Worilds, an undersized defensive end in college who fit nicely as a disruptive outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense -- something the Steelers were lacking behind James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-worilds-man-of-his-word-244695/#ixzz2RZeHzm00

Slapstick
04-26-2013, 09:04 AM
...because Dulac has never been wrong about what decisions the Steelers have made/will make behind closed doors...

Sugar
04-26-2013, 09:56 AM
I hope this kid ends up being everything you guys seem to think he is. Whether I wanted him before or not, he's a Steeler now, so I'm pulling for him to be a killer!!!

NJ-STEELER
04-26-2013, 09:57 AM
They also had a first round grade on worldis IIRC.

begs the question.. Who the fark is giving out these grades

Mister Pittsburgh
04-26-2013, 10:00 AM
They also had a first round grade on worldis IIRC.

begs the question.. Who the fark is giving out these grades

Most teams had a 3rd round grade on him and most mocks had him going in the middle of the 3rd. Wonder if Worilds can move to ILB like Timmons and back up ILB and OLB.

phillyesq
04-26-2013, 10:09 AM
They also had a first round grade on worldis IIRC.

begs the question.. Who the fark is giving out these grades

Didn't they also have a first round grade on Trai Essex years ago...

NJ-STEELER
04-26-2013, 10:18 AM
Possibly. I'm not sure

SteelerOfDeVille
04-26-2013, 10:20 AM
I hope this kid ends up being everything you guys seem to think he is. Whether I wanted him before or not, he's a Steeler now, so I'm pulling for him to be a killer!!!

now, THAT'S the attitude!!!

I had Jones in my mock... production on the field, he's a playmaker. Strips the ball a lot, which hasn't been mentioned much. The biggest thing i worry about is "run support". As a pass rusher, he'll be fine. At times, he seemed to struggle with getting off blocks on the "direct/off-tackle" play. Fast-pursuit ILBs better rock!!

Oviedo
04-26-2013, 10:45 AM
now, THAT'S the attitude!!!

I had Jones in my mock... production on the field, he's a playmaker. Strips the ball a lot, which hasn't been mentioned much. The biggest thing i worry about is "run support". As a pass rusher, he'll be fine. At times, he seemed to struggle with getting off blocks on the "direct/off-tackle" play. Fast-pursuit ILBs better rock!!

I agree. Didn't agree with the pick but hope he is the next Lawrence Taylor.

My biggest concern is that while he is relentless going after the passer, I don't see that "10 yard" burst where he explodes into the backfield. He seems to have a high motor but one speed.

Northern_Blitz
04-26-2013, 10:59 AM
no reason you can't use him like the 9'ers used Aldon Smith as a roookie. Let him be a pass rush specialist while he gets the rest of it down really well, and as soon as he is ready, turn over the reigns to him.

Or like we used Woodley as a rookie.

Also re: 1st OLB taken in the 1st by the Steelers. Wasn't Timmons drafted as an OLB?

flippy
04-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Robinson looks like a relentless pass rusher, but we wouldn't let him play because all he can do is pass rush. Jones is gonna have to do more than rush the passer in our system. I believe he will be able to.

Is he older than Worilds already?

Sugar
04-26-2013, 11:06 AM
now, THAT'S the attitude!!!

I had Jones in my mock... production on the field, he's a playmaker. Strips the ball a lot, which hasn't been mentioned much. The biggest thing i worry about is "run support". As a pass rusher, he'll be fine. At times, he seemed to struggle with getting off blocks on the "direct/off-tackle" play. Fast-pursuit ILBs better rock!!

I guess I have some of those same questions about him being able to fight through blocks. Just watching his highlights it seemed like he didn't have to win physical battles the way that Deebo or Woodley do. Obviously, DL and Mike Tomlin know a lot more about this stuff than I do so it's probably nothing.

flippy
04-26-2013, 11:16 AM
I heard from someone that he had 88 QB pressures to go with all his sacks. This kid is a machine in the backfield. He's gonna force a bunch of bad throws. Now there's 2 logical steps that should follow. Get a NT to collapse the pocket and make it easier for Jarvis to get to the QB deep. And then get a play maker that can intercept passes in the secondary.

How bout Hankins/Williams and then Amerson?

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-26-2013, 11:28 AM
Guys. I wasn't pro Jones. There were other people I wanted before him. But the guy is wearing a Steelers helmet. You have to put your personal preference aside and hope the Steelers made the right call. You can't hope for a bust if you are a Steeler fan.

grotonsteel
04-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Guys. I wasn't pro Jones. There were other people I wanted before him. But the guy is wearing a Steelers helmet. You have to put your personal preference aside and hope the Steelers made the right call. You can't hope for a bust if you are a Steeler fan.

+1

I was on fence regarding this pick but i think Steelers made a right choice.

Steelers needed a pass-rusher. I think Steelers made the right choice. I feel good when Steelers made the pick without wasting time.

Now Steelers also need some help on Offense to score TD. So hopefully a WR or RB or TE in Rd 2 or Rd 3.

Slapstick
04-26-2013, 12:00 PM
I would never have considered Jarvis Jones...but, only because I thought he would be long gone before #17...

Honestly, if I had to choose straight up between Barkevious Mingo and Jarvis Jones...I would choose Jones...

nova
04-26-2013, 12:08 PM
As was said earlier, this pick might just light a fire under Woodley's butt this year. I hope that he comes into camp in shape, and ready to tear it up.

If he comes in fat and lazy, and is riding the pine with bad hammies, we have a stud that we can put on the field to replace him - maybe permanently.

BigRob
04-26-2013, 12:08 PM
**** so much for the 'brass is high on worldis' folks


what a waste of a mid 2nd round pick when we were a championship caliber team

Knew this crap was coming. How do you know they won't chop Woodley down to size after this year?

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
04-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Do you honestly think he'll see the field much this year? I'm not being negative, I'm legitimately asking.

I believe that Jones enters camp in an open competition for the ROLB position. From what we have seen over the years, Worilds produces better at the LOLB spot. We also saw the Steelers linked to every outside pass rusher available in FA - Dumervil, Freeney, and bringing in the guy from the Cowboys - I forget his name at the moment.

Smokescreen? It seems not. The team wasted no time in making the pick. A combination of believing that this was the guy and assessing this as an area of need.

ikestops85
04-26-2013, 03:12 PM
I think a lot of you are over thinking this pick. I think he was by far the BPA on the Steeler board so they chose him. It had nothing to do with Worilds. Just the Steelers doing what they normally do. Remember it was only a couple of months ago where this guy was considered top 5. Then the spinal thing came up and then the bad numbers in the underwear olympics and he dropped. I'm as excited with the Jones pick as I was last year with DeCastro.

hawaiiansteel
04-26-2013, 03:13 PM
I'm as excited with the Jones pick as I was last year with DeCastro.

me too! :Boobs

feltdizz
04-26-2013, 03:18 PM
I think a lot of you are over thinking this pick. I think he was by far the BPA on the Steeler board so they chose him. It had nothing to do with Worilds. Just the Steelers doing what they normally do. Remember it was only a couple of months ago where this guy was considered top 5. Then the spinal thing came up and then the bad numbers in the underwear olympics and he dropped. I'm as excited with the Jones pick as I was last year with DeCastro.

over thinking until 6:30 PM... then it will all make sense.

hawaiiansteel
08-22-2013, 02:00 AM
Penn State linebacker Sean Lee, who went to Upper St. Clair High School, appeared to be the player the Steelers were targeting in the second round after selecting Florida center Maurkice Pouncey with the 18th overall pick. They had a first-round grade on Lee and thought he fit the way they played better than any linebacker in the draft.

But, the Steelers did not think Lee would be available when it came their turn.

When he was, it seemed like an obvious choice. But coach Mike Tomlin really liked Worilds, an undersized defensive end in college who fit nicely as a disruptive outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense -- something the Steelers were lacking behind James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-worilds-man-of-his-word-244695/#ixzz2RZeHzm00




Penn State alum Sean Lee inks lucrative deal with Dallas Cowboys

WEDNESDAY, 21 AUGUST 2013 WRITTEN BY MARK DENT

In the last couple of years former Penn State linebacker Sean Lee has been recognized as one of the best linebackers in the NFL. And now he's set to be paid like one.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Lee has signed a six-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys worth a base of $42 million. The contract will pay him more if he stays healthy - something that has been difficult for Lee in his three-year NFL career. The 2010 second round pick has dealt with hamstring, wrist and toe issues in those three seasons.

In his NFL career, he has 195 tackles and seven interceptions.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/college-sports/penn-state/122388-penn-state-alum-sean-lee-inks-lucrative-deal-with-dallas-cowboys-

SteelerOfDeVille
08-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Lee over Worilds could have been awesome... HOWEVER, as the article pointed out, he's always hurt... 195 tackles in 3 seasons is not that much... heck, it's barely "average" for 2 full seasons... Plus, Lee wasn't even the best LB left on the board.. turns out Navarro Bowman's better... and healthy

Besides, if we're going to "what if"... in my what if scenario, i suggested the team trade up for Patrick Willis... or, instead of Mendenhall and Limas, DeVille wanted Sam Baker and Ray Rice... we'd be happy fans! (yep, i said Rice was the best RB on the board -- i did)...

Good luck to Lee, but, he's a Cowboy - i'm rooting for Steelers...

steelz09
08-22-2013, 01:38 PM
Lee over Worilds could have been awesome... HOWEVER, as the article pointed out, he's always hurt... 195 tackles in 3 seasons is not that much... heck, it's barely "average" for 2 full seasons... Plus, Lee wasn't even the best LB left on the board.. turns out Navarro Bowman's better... and healthy

Besides, if we're going to "what if"... in my what if scenario, i suggested the team trade up for Patrick Willis... or, instead of Mendenhall and Limas, DeVille wanted Sam Baker and Ray Rice... we'd be happy fans! (yep, i said Rice was the best RB on the board -- i did)...

Good luck to Lee, but, he's a Cowboy - i'm rooting for Steelers...

Yup.... I wanted us draft Rice but oh well.... now he's a Rat Bird

Captain Lemming
08-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Lee over Worilds could have been awesome... HOWEVER, as the article pointed out, he's always hurt... 195 tackles in 3 seasons is not that much... heck, it's barely "average" for 2 full seasons...

Wait, we are talking INJURIES when discussing someone we could have had instead of JASON WORILDS?????
At least Lee needs to be a full time starter to be seen as "injury prone".