With how well Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has played while replacing LaMarr Woodley, Larry Foote is wondering if Woodley will get his spot back.
“I know Worilds moved to the left side and in college that was his position, that’s where he rushed from, the left side,” Foote said Tuesday morning in his weekly radio interview on 93.7 The Fan via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“When Woodley gets back, there’s going to be some discussion. Is Woodley going to move over [to the right]? Are they going to alternate a little bit? I know Woodley doesn’t mind wherever he rushes at. Some guys only rush good from one side.”
Foote admits he doesn’t know what will happen, but has a good feeling for things.
“I’m just assuming, I don’t know,” he said of a possible move with the outside linebackers. “But I’m in the meeting room last week, after the performance against Buffalo, we were saying that when Woodley went down, Worilds went over there and he had his best game against Buffalo and he continued it this past week.”
Playing on the left Sunday against Detroit, Worilds had his fourth sack, seven solo tackles and three quarterback pressures to give him 15, most of any of the linebackers.
It’s not likely that Worilds will start at left outside linebacker Sunday with a healthy Woodley, who leads the team with five sacks. But with Jones also stepping up his play, there’s a chance the rotation among the three could pick up with Worilds spelling Woodley a little more when Jones enters the game.