Steelers Grade Day: We tally a first-time achievement by Jason Worilds

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It finally happened! Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds finally nabbed an interception.

Sure it was in practice, well training camp, but dagnabbit he did it!

“That’s the first time Jason Worilds has caught a ball in any fashion out here in practice and/or walk-through,” head coach Mike Tomlin said of the achievement.

And it you look at Worilds’s career statistics it might be the first time he’s picked off a pass in his professional career.

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Worild’s was so frustrated by his lack of interceptions that he was training his jaw to catch one

Wait, I just checked his collegiate stats and, well, there’s a first time for everything.

“I’m going to paint that ball and give it to him,” Tomlin continued.

The play happened when Worilds, 262lbs, was covering the fastest man on the Steelers roster (and in this year’s NFL draft), Dri Archer, who ran a 4.28 40-yard dash.

Tomlin was asked about whether the catch or the coverage was more impressive: “The fact that he caught it. I know he can run.”

I think Coach Tomlin and I would agree—we give Worilds an A for his first career (sort-of) interception.


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