Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds were listed as co-starters at outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers before Week 1. Their workload in the season opener indicates that the two players will be splitting time on the field.
It isn't a knock on Worilds' play. He was solid Sunday, but Jones adds extra fire to the Steelers' defensive forge.
The Steelers are well-known for putting rookies to the test before giving them the reins, but Jones has proven himself too big a playmaker to keep on the sidelines. Jones is the type of young, dynamic playmaker the Steelers' defense has ached for the past several years.