The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered their latest setback in Week 8 with a loss to the Oakland Raiders, so the team is preparing to shake things up once again. When speaking to the media on Tuesday afternoon, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced that the team has benched first-round pick Jarvis Jones.
Pittsburgh had high hopes for the No. 17 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and he appeared to be doing well, but Tomlin is looking for more.
Despite some flashes of brilliance throughout the first few months of the season, Tomlin told the media that Jones needs to do a better job with his assignments and that was the main reason for his demotion.
Linebacker Jason Worilds, who will get the start with Jones as the new No. 2, has done a better job with his assignments and his attention to detail forced the Steelers coaching staff to make the decision.
No matter who is out on the field, the Steelers need to do a better job.
They are off to a disappointing 2-5 start and are quickly losing ground in the AFC North. If they don’t turn things around soon, their slim playoff hopes will be dead.