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Former Steelers linebacker is working primarily with Jarvis Jones

Joey Porter was working as a graduate assistant at Colorado State last year and is now working primarily with Jarvis Jones. Porter, in his first seasaon as a Steelers defensive assistant, has been charged with tutoring second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones among his primary duties.

Porter has one goal and that is to help Jarvis Jones get to the quarterback.  In Porter’s career, he had no problem getting the job done. Porter had 98 sacks during a stellar 14-year NFL career that included 60 in eight seasons with the Steelers.

Jones, a first-round pick in 2013, managed just one during an uneven rookie season. Jones and Porter both know that number needs to go up this fall.

“Pass rushing is all in believing that you can beat the guy (across from you) and executing your craft,” Porter said. You have to work at it. You can’t just go out and not do any pass-rushing stuff during the week and expect to go out there and get a sack on Sunday.”

I expect a big year from Jarvis Jones, I would not be surprised to see him have 8-10 sacks in 2014. 

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