Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler says they’re not unhappy with rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones even though they benched him.
“We are not dissatisfied with him,” said Butler, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is nothing like that. He is going to be a good player for us. Right now we are going to do what we can to win ballgames, and whatever that takes is what we are going to do.”
The Steelers want Jones to make some improvements.
“We talked to him about (being demoted), and I’ll leave it at that,” Butler said. “Mike (Tomlin) said that Jarvis has to take care of the details of his assignments, and that nails it.”
Jones explained where he needs to get better.
“They want me to be more technically sound,” Jones said. “I understand the things I have to do. It’s definitely a learning curve. Before I even got here, it has been said that LeBeau’s defense is challenging. I have to keep chopping wood, stay in the film room, stay in the playbook and keep learning. It doesn’t happen overnight.”