2013 Draft

A Look At Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones 14 Sacks At Georgia In 2012

I was asked if I had a breakdown of all the sacks that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones had last season at Georgia and while I have seen them all before, I went back and pulled them and made animated gifs out of them for you.

While I didn\’t get real thorough in my annotations of each, I have included what to look for on each of them and the approximate time from snap to sack.

You will notice that a few of the 14 sacks that Jones was credited with last year were awarded him due to intentional grounding by the quarterback. A few more include him chasing down the quarterback outside of the pocket and the remainder mostly include him rushing from the outside either unblocked or around the outside of the tackle on the edge.

One of the things that sticks out the most in all of these clips is just how athletic Jones really is. On the flip side, however, he is merely a speed rusher, and you will notice that none of these sacks are a result of him bull rushing or manhandling a tackle. This is one of the things that he will have to add to his repertoire at the next level as he just simply won\’t be able to beat every single tackle to the edge the way that he did in college.

Feel free to add your own observations below and make sure you give the page enough time to load all 14 animated gifs.

If you want to see the video of each play, simply click on the picture, and it should take to the actual play in a Youtube video.

ETA: If you are having problems with this many gifs on one page you can view each in a new tab by right clicking on each.

Jarvis Jones Sack #1 Buffalo

(Solo) Off right side and beats left tackle around the edge (3 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #2 Buffalo

(Half) Rushes off right side and gives chase after QB flushed to his left out of the pocket (7 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #3 Missouri

(Solo) Off left side and beats tackle outside for intentional grounding sack (2.75 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #4 Missouri

(Solo) Off right side and beats left tackle around the edge for the strip sack from behind (4 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #5 Vanderbilt

(Solo) Off left side unblocked (3 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #6 South Carolina

(Solo) Off left side and tracks down QB that scrambled to his right outside of pocket (7 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #7 Florida

(Solo) Off right side and beats left tackle for pressure and then gets to clean up a missed sack (5 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #8 Florida

(Solo) Stunt inside from right side for easy sack (3 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #9 Florida

(Half) Off right side and finally beats left tackle outside and gets share of sack (4 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #10 Auburn

(Solo) Off right side and drops into coverage. Gets easy sack of QB scrambling up the middle after flushed from pocket (5 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #11 Auburn

(Solo) Slant inside the B-gap untouched from right side and running back misses picking him up (2.75 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #12 Alabama

(Solo) Beats right tackle and running back off of left side (4 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #13 Alabama

(Solo) Tight end keeps him wide off of left side but good coverage allows for sack (4.25 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #14 Nebraska

(Solo) Drops into coverage on left side and then closes quickly on a scrambling QB near the sideline for an easy sack (7 seconds)

Jarvis Jones Sack #15 Nebraska

(Solo) Beats right tackle from left side on outside for an intentional grounding sack (3 seconds)

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