“[Jones has] done some good things, but, obviously, what he does in stadiums is really going to be the litmus of where he is,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The paper said that Jones “has struggled in the first two weeks of training camp.”
“This is a guy that threw for 16,000 yards or whatever in college. So, the throwing of the football or the mechanics of the position, particularly in a practice setting, is not going to be foreign to him. But playing a game in a stadium with a live rush and those things, I think we’re going to find out a lot about where he is after Saturday night.”
Jones started 50 out of 52 games at Oklahoma. He also set school and conference records with 16,646 yards and 123 touchdowns. He is remaining focused on the game as opposed to the practices.
“I haven’t played a game in a year, so I’m pretty eager to get back at it,” Jones said. “Anybody can do it in practice. “It’s what you can do in game that really counts.”
Other quarterbacks on the Steelers roster, aside from Ben Roethlisberger of course, include: Bruce Gradkowski, and John Parker Wilson.