Jason Worilds Listed Ahead Of Jarvis Jones On Latest Steelers Depth Chart

There was one change made on the latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jason Worilds is now listed as the first-team right outside linebacker ahead of rookie Jarvis Jones.

Jones didn’t play well this past Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as he failed to properly contain quarterback Terrelle Pryor several times in the 11 snaps that he played, most of which came in the first half.

Worilds, who started the game against the Raiders, will now likely start Sunday against the New England Patriots.

  • Virdin Barzey

    They can say whatever they want but when Harrison came crawling back they should have signed him for dirt. He’s arrogant and he started it but he is clearly still better than these guys right now.

  • Fritz Baughman

    I’m getting extremely nervous about Jones. This is where the kid should be starting to evolve, not regress. We really cannot afford to have another 1st round dud. Please…..make it stop.

  • SteelersDepot

    They tried to keep him for dirt before cutting him.

  • J&LSteeler

    They squeezed one more year out of everybody else. James Farrior, Hines Ward, Jerome Bettis, Aaron Smith, etc. They shoulda paid the man. Especially after the “above the line” he had next year. Even though he is not playing a lot or the same position in Cincy, he would have been worth every cent for us this year.

  • J&LSteeler

    “Above the line” play he had LAST year…

  • Dr. Doom

    Every one take a deep breath and relax its his first season, Troy, Plax, were not setting the world on fire. Plax did not even finish his rookie season

  • Jeff

    Not sure that people should panic about Jones. Rookies are going to have growing pains. We’ve already seen flashes of his potential. I’m more excited about that than nervous from some rookie struggles.

  • Shea Fahr

    You are correct. He is a Rookie out there thinking instead of playing. When he puts it all together, he will be a very good OLB.

  • steeltown

    We tried to sign him (for less) he and his agent declined.

  • Eric

    Not dirt. They offered him more than Cincy did, but he has not performed in Cincy this year. JJ is a better long term decision, Slightly off topic, but I predict Anthony Barr will be an immediate impact player at ILB next year.

  • steeltown

    This makes perfect sense when you think about it, he’s a rookie, he’s coming off not only a bad game but a concussion..not to mention we need to truly see what Worilds has as a full time starter before we consider retaining his services after 2013 for depth purposes

  • Eric

    Worlids played 80% of the snaps and didn’t do much. He certainly did not get tackles, maybe one QB pressure,

  • Mike Carroll

    I’m hoping this is a sign they are moving JJ to inside linebacker. I’ve said before, he reminds me a lot of James Farrior. Move him inside like they did with Farrior all those years ago and I think you’ll see JJ emerge as a playmaker. Besides, with the way Vince Williams is playing, it would be great to get your 4 best linebackers on the field.

  • HarryBackside

    I’m expecting to see the Steelers play in their nickle and dime defense a lot this week, similar to what they did against the Ravens. Could be that Worilds is the better fit in this particular match up.

  • HarryBackside

    I’d be fine with that, as long as the Steelers end up drafting Anthony Barr.

  • Dr. Doom

    He said he asked and the coaches said no

  • SG

    From this point on I think it should be known as the “Lack of Depth Chart.”

  • HopalongCassidy

    The Steelers have two chances to win against the Pats….slim and none. My money is on none.

  • Mike Carroll

    The defense has not been good when V. Williams (and/or the combo of V. Williams/K. Wilson) have combined for over 40 snaps since Foote got hurt. The two games Williams (or the combo) had under 40 snaps, the Steelers won. They lost all the others with the run defense looking pretty bad at times.

    I think you’re right we’ll see more subpackages this week since that’s been a winning formula. But, I’m also hoping the coaches work JJ inside some (replacing Williams) and allowing Troy to stay back more instead of devoting all his time as quasi-linebacker.

  • Chad H

    Move him inside now and keep Worilds outside. JJ looks like an ILB at the pro level.

  • Mike Carroll

    Hoping the coaches have changed their minds. I view JJ as a great football player, but not a dominant pass rusher. Put him in the middle of the field and he’ll make plays. His knack for the football will become evident. He’s already shown he can effectively shoot the gap when blitzing inside. He’s been good against the run and I think he would readily grow in pass coverage skills.

  • The Jets beat them

  • Im not against it but I doubt you see it maybe if they lose a couple more games.

  • CrazyTerry

    Harrison is not playing his usual position in Cinci. Sure, he is on the decline, but even in his injued season last year, he was better than these jokers.

  • Eric

    I highly doubt Harrison will be playing next year for anybody. Steelers need to trade some high salaries like Woodley for draft picks,

  • 20Stoney

    I keep thinking about what one of the former personel guys said on draft day……that he wouldn’t draft him because with his 40 time, he’ll always be a step late. I can’t remember who said it, but I remember it being said!

  • Fritz Baughman

    Which means nothing. Rex Ryan always plays the Pats tough. Remember we hosted the AFC Championship a few years back only because they beat the Pats in Foxboro.

  • Just saying it is not impossible, not probable but not impossible.


    Idk if JJ is an OLB in this scheme at this level, also if Adams is a LT (or RT for that matter) at this level. I understand Tomlin and crew are trying to win football games, but at the same time these guys are not going to develop watching. We drafted them…imo this team is going nowhere this season, play them…somewhere…so next year we’re not still trying to find out what they can and can’t do.

  • HarryBackside

    I agree. Probably won’t see it this year. The team needs to know what they have in JJ before making that move, so they can plan accordingly for the draft. If the Steelers are able to pick up Barr or Mack in the draft, then they would have the ability to slide JJ inside.

  • J&LSteeler

    Hate to do it, but gotta agree. Seeing the pressure Brady was under last week, he was discombobulated. We can bring that kind of pressure. My money is on slim.

  • HarryBackside

    I don’t mind Troy playing a traditional SS role in sub packages, but only because of Shamarko Thomas. Troy is usually only in that situation when the offense has 4 receivers (some combination or TE’s and WR) on the field. I like it because the CB’s can still play man coverage, because Troy and Thomas can cover the slot (or Thomas and 3rd CB in Dime), and there is still safety help up top.

    The Steelers dime package is probably my favorite so far this year. I think it will work well against teams like NE and GB. Unfortunately, it’s useless against teams like the Raiders.

  • Eric

    JJ does not have the speed to cover the middle, but then again, neither does V. Williams

  • Ike Evans

    First and foremost I don’t trust tomlin’s judgment when it comes to personnel…. Secondly I don’t necessarily disagree with guys on here saying Jarvis should move inside. If he gets bigger and next year still can’t get there from outside then move him inside
    HOWEVER to counter that point AND to calm down those panicking about this kid….justin houston, currently tied for 2nd in sacks with 11, only had 5.5 sacks his rookie year. The first of which did not come until week 13 so you guys may be jumping the gun on the negative….if this was a regular steelers team Jarvis wouldn’t even be playing right now at all. We are in a new era

  • treeher

    I don’t know, so far JJ is a one trick pony and needs to develop more. He also gets caught inside a lot and is not taking care of his position responsibilities. But, that said, I’m confident he will develop.

  • TheBlitz

    It isn’t about speed. He actually plays faster than his 40. He has issues with assignment.

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Jarvis is a rookie and will be fine. My issue is, why is this defense so complex??? Or should I say why is a complex defense not yielding enough confusion for the offenses they are facing? From a cap perspective, say Shamarko (sic), Jarvis and Vince all are ready to play in most NFL defenses this year, but in the Steelers defense, it’s too complex. If you don’t play them as rookies, you lose their rookie salaries… so if/when they re-up, they are more expensive starters than they could have been for one year as rookie starters.

  • Ia Ia

    I could not say it better. The biggest problem we have with LeBeau is that to run his defense we are using too much cap space on defense. And , at the end of the day today’s game is based on the offense. The Broncos were down 21 – 7 sunday. They easily won the game. When we were 21 – 3 at the half time everybody knew it would have taken a miracle to win the game. It would be nice if Matthew could post an article with how many games Ben has won with 30+ in his career. I bet not a lot. He is not able to find the End Zone with any consistency. That’s Why I say TRADE HIM ATHE END OF THE SEASON

  • Eric

    In the unlikely event that our 2 time Super bowl winning franchise QB is traded, which team would take him and what should we expect in return?

  • Ia Ia

    Eric trade deadline for this season is gone. Next season depends on who keeps the job staying on the hot seat and who is fired, injuries to QBs etc.

    Anyway I see the following teams interested in a trade :

    Rams – Fisher will be on a hot seat. Not fired this year thanks to the injury to Bradford. They have a lot of picks but neither one of their first round will be a top 5 pick. They are my candidates for a QB trade either with us or somebody else.

    Arizona – Palmer is not the answear. Arians knows he will be on the hot seat next year if they do not make the playoffs. Ben likes him and Arians likes Ben. Arizona will not have a good draft position for a premium QB. Maybe this is the easiest possibility.

    Vikings – Depending on what happens to Leslie Frazier and their end of season record. If they, somehow, finish out of a top 5 pick and keep Frazier they will want to trade for an experienced QB.

    Houston – Depending on Kubiak

    Tampa Bay – Schiano will be gone. But, at the right price, they might be interested in a trade. They have plenty of aging veterans ( totally different from their young in-state rivals Jaguars). Developing a QB could take time they do not have. Also I expect their GM Dominik remain and be on the hot seat. Like the Dolphins did this year, this could mean desperate personnel signings.

    Chicago – Cutler is a free agent next year. He will be gone for sure. But with this record they will have only a top15 pick. A second year Coach might push for a trade.

    6 Teams with possibilities. At this point of Ben’s career I would be more than happy to get a high 1st low 2nd ( something between pick 20 to 45).

  • Jazz

    Have you actually watched Vince Williams play? The kid may be a Rookie, but he’s playing better than Jarvis Jones at the moment. Jarvis Jones is weak! He needs to buff up during the off-season, the kid is weak! I never liked this pick, I know it’s early, but I just never cared for it. I was hoping the Steelers took that safety out of Texas last April. Now that kid is playing some Ball!!!

  • Eric

    La la, great analysis yet still surprising to propose a trade for Ben. Here is what I see salary cap wise and otherwise:
    Rams: Bradford still has 2 years on his contract and time to recover by next season. They do not have the 2014 cap space for Ben and have other pressing needs than QB.
    Arizona: The love fest with Arians and the hate fest with Haley, if true, make AZ seem logical, but even they have limited cap space for Ben.
    Vikings: They have cap space and a running game, but why would Ben agree to be traded to a non-contender at this point in time?
    Houston: Definitely is unhappy with Matt Schaub, but there is not a lot of Cap space their either.
    Bear: This absolutely makes sense with the Cap and Cutlers departure. Since the Bears are not out of it this year, adding Ben makes them a contender next year.
    If I was the Steelers, I would never trade Ben for a 1 and certainly not a 2. I would do look at some type of deal where it is a trade for a quality left OT and a high pick. That way we can draft a replacement QB with our pick and get another skill player, and end the trend of picking linemen in the first round.

  • Ia Ia

    Eric cap space, unless you are in a cap hell, is not such a big problem. If the trading team wants and Ben wants the trading team ( which, I agree, should be a contender) there is a lot of stuff you can do with him and/or with some long term players you have signed. For what regards Ben value I think: If the Redskins have paid two first round for a 20 years old with 12- 15 years in front of him a trading partner would pay a 1st rounder for 3 years of Ben. 3 Years no More. He has taken a lot of pounding.Do not expect him playing in 2017.

  • Eric

    On the trade deadline article, I commented that I wanted Woodley traded to help the salary cap situation. The minions attacked me because his play is outstanding. Unfortunately, Woodley, Ike and Troy are the three Steelers not playing to the value of their giant salaries. Until we deal with this issue, we will not be competitive. I think we are in salary cap hell.

  • 20Stoney

    Time will tell and hopefully you’re right. Those word are just sticking out to me more and more each game that he doesn’t get to the qb.

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    No big deal, just replaced a rookie who was not doing anything , with a guy that has done nothing for 4 years, if at first you screw up the draft, try to fool the people.