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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones has struggled in camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones in the 4th round of this spring’s NFL Draft. Training camp has been rough however for the rookie.

“[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.

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  • Scot Hickerson

    if you weren’t such a dishonest dumb ass and played all of Coach Tomlins Quote about Landry Jones where he said that Landry Did some good things and that of Course he would represent himself well in the structured situations of practices.. That doesnt sound like “struggling” to me. Where is the report of Jones doing two minute drills with the 2nd team and driving them down to barely miss a TD pass because of a lack of effort by Gilreath. or the 4-5 Td’s he threw in a red zone drill.. The good stuff is getting ignored there are some sports writers in Pitt that didnt like the pick and are reporting only negative and hoping he fails. Jones will do fine he is a rookie and is working with 4th string rookies.. he wont be perfect but that doesnt meen his will go from completing 63% of 2183 passes in collage for 16678 yards and 123 TD’s to no accuracy or arm stregnth and not being able to throw at all.

    • Milliken Steeler

      Oh its you again, the person who obviously can’t understand the fact that Landry is mostly struggling right now. Nobody said he couldn’t or wouldn’t improve, the fact is right now he is struggling and you need to accept that.

      Calling me out on another thread because you choose to not be unbiased, has my attention now so plan on seeing me more on this threads Hickerson.

      • Mike Greene

        ‘Landry is mostly struggling right now.”

        Has anyone researched where the “struggling” talking point came from? The best I could find that two guys along the sidelines said Landry was “struggling”. After that it took on a life of its own.