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Steelers demote Jarvis Jones

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06:03 PM ET 10.29 | 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.

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October 29, 2013  11:20 PM ET

This is just the beginning for sure.

October 29, 2013  11:24 PM ET

The Steelers have had some bad drafts lately and it shows.

October 30, 2013  05:10 AM ET

Why is Woodley not benched too??? He had ZERO tackles in the Raider game and got sucked clear to the other side of the field on Pryor's long TD run!!!

 
October 30, 2013  12:02 PM ET

Good move, coach. Jarvis is probably responsible for Roethlisberger's 70.1 QB rating too. When is Ben going to do the 92 yard dash to the end zone. I'll tell you when. When Jarvis gets traded and the Steelers play that team.....

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