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    ^^^^ We are hearing a great deal about this Eric Waters kid when it comes to blocking.
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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN ·

    What goes up must come down? Jones follows solid play with a sack and interception.

    https://twitter.com/ScottBrown_ESPN

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    Steelers' Jarvis Jones has a lot to prove

    LATROBE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers right outside linebacker Jarvis Jones stuck with the Twitter handle SacManJones_29 despite notching just one quarterback takedown during a trying rookie season.

    That he still embraces the alias is as close as Jones will come to predicting a breakout season for himself, something the Steelers badly need from their 2013 first-round draft pick.

    “I’m going to do it my way,” Jones said. “Just keep quiet and work hard and produce on the field. I’ve got to live up to my name.”

    It is critical that Jones do that since no player’s development on a defense that has gotten profoundly younger is more critical than his.

    The Steelers’ defense has to become more opportunistic after forcing just 20 turnovers last season. Jones and left outside linebacker Jason Worilds providing a consistent pass rush would go a long way toward the Steelers taking the ball away more.

    It would also help a secondary that has questions at cornerback.

    Jones is poised to make a big jump after improving his strength the offseason and significantly raising his comfort level with the defense.

    In addition, new defensive assistant Joey Porter, who played right outside linebacker in seven seasons with the Steelers and recorded 60 sacks, is mentoring Jones. And Jones spent the offseason working on his pass-rushing technique with Kansas City outside linebacker Justin Houston.

    The two former Georgia teammates are close friends and trained together in Atlanta. Houston has 21 combined sacks in the last seasons -- he had 11 in 11 games in 2013 -- and Jones wants to replicate the success Houston has had since becoming a full-time starter in his second NFL season.

    “I’ve been watching a lot of film of him and just watching his hand placement, his steps,” Jones said. “I feel really good about myself and where I’m at right now.”

    Jones admittedly didn’t feel good about himself last season while struggling as learned a complex defense on the job and running into left tackles who were bigger and stronger than the ones he had regularly beaten in college.

    The 6-2, 245-pounder recorded just one sack after making 28 of them in the two seasons he played for Georgia, and Jones admittedly got down on himself.

    “It hurt because I wasn’t productive and I’m not used to being in that position,” Jones said. “Ever since I started playing football I’ve always been successful. It was humbling and it just makes you work harder.”

    The Steelers need that work to produce signifcant returns this season.

    General manager Kevin Colbert has said the Steelers will only go far as young players such as Jones take them, and SacMan_29 embraces that challenge.

    “We understand that we’re a young group so we’ve really got to take the initiative of being physical, taking advantage of us being together,” Jones said of a defense that has eight projected starters who are 27 years old or younger. “We’re a lot younger than they’re used to seeing. We’ve got to gain our respect from everybody, even our teammates.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/po...a-lot-to-prove

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Actually, if I remember correctly, didn't JJ play well in the pre-season games and that's when people started getting excited about him? Once the real games started he was something less than what had been seen during pre-season and people got down on him. At least, that's what I recall.

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    I remember hearing his hit on Chris Johnson in week 1.

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    Can you imagine if we picked fourth over all and took Dion Jordan, like the Fins did? The gnashing of teeth and howling at the moon would hit epic proportions with Steeler fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsnis View Post
    The funny thing is, if I had posted an article here that said Jarvis had a terrible OTA session and looked confused, everyone who already had something against him would say, "See... he's been bad in OTA's, he'll never make it in the league. "

    Instead, here's a writer saying something good about him, and all anyone can say is stuff like "I'll have to see it for myself to believe it..."

    BTW, this is a quote from LB coach Keith Butler:

    To me, that's a major positive. If he had a poor year as a rookie, yet he knew all of the calls and was in the right looks the whole time, I'd be concerned. But the fact that he was as clueless as we thought, yet still held up to the run well and progressed and got better later in the year, has me really excited to watch him this season.
    And who on this board keeps harping about starting the rookies??? fact is, more often than not they do more damage than good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Bull****, hes a bust....he didnt add 20 pounds of muscle and cut his 40 time to 4.4 this offseason, theres no way he can get better. I guess Beachum just sucks because no way Jones could win a battle with those measurables
    Jones can't play, he's to weak and runs a 4.8!

    Wait, it's because we started a rookie!

    Wait, it's Dick Lebeau's complicated defense's fault!

    Wait, it's the whole damn defensive scheme's fault!

    Guess who I am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN ·

    What goes up must come down? Jones follows solid play with a sack and interception.

    https://twitter.com/ScottBrown_ESPN
    I believe this tweet was aimed at Landry, not Jarvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Jones can't play, he's to weak and runs a 4.8!

    Wait, it's because we started a rookie!

    Wait, it's Dick Lebeau's complicated defense's fault!

    Wait, it's the whole damn defensive scheme's fault!

    Guess who I am?
    steelz09 ?

    Sorry, couldn't control myself.
    I think I know, which means I am likely wrong, so I'll wait to read it.
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