Landry Jones hopes to build off four-pick “learning experience”

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Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates took the blame for quarterback Landry Jones’ first interception of the night.

Finding scapegoats for the other three would prove tougher.

On a night when the Steelers held out most of their regular skill-position players against the Eagles, Jones threw a total of four interceptions. One was returned for a touchdown and two others were in the end zone, a complete flat-line performance for Ben Roethlisberger’s backup.

You have to make it a learning experience,” Jones said. “Things like that are going to happen. You are going to play bad. You aren’t going to play like you want to. You learn from it and you move on.”

The question for the Steelers is where to move. With Bruce Gradkowski suffering a torn hamstring, his availability is in question again. So realistically, Ben Roethlisberger’s backup if he gets hurt is probably a hurt Ben Roethlisberger.

“We need to get better,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Sometimes it is playmaking by them and sometimes it is negligence by us. . . .

“The bottom line is that us as a unit or team has got to do a better job of securing the ball.”

Of course, it will be better when Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton, Ladarius Green (maybe) and DeAngelo Williams return to the lineup. But after this kind of performance, it’s hard to know how the Steelers can feel confident about Jones, which could send them looking for a veteran backup.

35 responses to “Landry Jones hopes to build off four-pick “learning experience”

  1. as a former sooner I cant believe he stunk it up that bad….vick is on a conference call with tomlin and the front office

  2. Jones has been awful in just about every preseason with the team, but when he got playing time in the regular season last year when Roethlisberger and Vick went down – he showed flashes of being able to play very well at the NFL level. i’m comfortable with him as the #2. Gradkowski is awful – don’t know what the Steelers see in him.

  3. Big Ben will get a hang-nail on his non-throwing hand in the first game and the media will fixate on how “heroically” he manages to play through the excruciating pain that would have normal people in intensive care at the hospital.

  4. Remember the “great” game he had last year against the Cardinals when he threw that 5 yard dump off to Bryant who took it to the end zone and also threw that crappy pass into the end zone that Bryant somehow miraculously came down with?

    Man what a great find at backup QB

  5. Landry Jones is precisely the reason for my previously urging us to sign Nick Foles to back up Ben.

    We’re one early season cheap shot to Ben from an 8-8 campaign, and maybe worse.

    As for Jones, how long are we going to squander time on this guy. He’s like having really bad car insurance: you hope to never need it, but at that critical point when you really need to use it, you get none of what you hoped for.

  6. He was terrible, and our front office are idiots for not doing anything to address the backup QB position in the offseason. But to all the people calling for Vick, do you not remember how bad he was last year? He was definitely worse than Jones. He couldn’t move the ball at all.

  7. Vick is so awful that I’d rather see the front office try to lure Jason Campbell out of retirement.

  8. I’m pretty sure the Steelers will be watching the waiver wire once cuts start happening, there’s certainly someone out there better than third string Vaughn. These games don’t count anyway, that’s why you don’t see many starters playing, and even the ones who do play don’t play long.

    On the other hand how about that Pittsburgh defense! Other than one decent drive they shut things down all night long, even the secondary looked good against a couple of decent quarterbacks, and they had zero help from their offense. Everyone resets to 0-0 when the real games start. Can’t wait!

    Go Steelers!

  9. willycents says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:54 AM
    Big Ben will get a hang-nail on his non-throwing hand in the first game and the media will fixate on how “heroically” he manages to play through the excruciating pain that would have normal people in intensive care at the hospital.

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    Hey Willy I am sure a little makeup will help hide your envy of Ben.

    Landry had a bad game period, but he had zero proven help to bail him out so I am not overly concerned. O lone looked great with Pounce back and the d was ok.

  10. Funny you mention Le’Veon Bell coming back and being an asset to the team.

    Is there anyone among us who doesn’t think the dummy is going to get popped again for weed before the 4-game suspension is up and the NFL just shuts him down for the year? Didn’t think so.

    #trashbetrash

  11. willycents says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:54 AM

    Big Ben will get a hang-nail on his non-throwing hand in the first game and the media will fixate on how “heroically” he manages to play through the excruciating pain that would have normal people in intensive care at the hospital.
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    well…..first he’ll need to be taken off the field on the cart for examination, grimacing the entire time

  12. He’s got a cannon for arm but has happy feet and makes dumb throws… Watched him at CHOKE-LAHOMA all the time 🙂

  13. willycents says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:54 AM

    Big Ben will get a hang-nail on his non-throwing hand in the first game and the media will fixate on how “heroically” he manages to play through the excruciating pain that would have normal people in intensive care at the hospital.
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    well…..first he’ll need to be taken off the field on the cart for examination, grimacing the entire time

    Hey Snarkie, I will take Ben’s heroics any day over sissy Tammy whining to the refs about his Tutu getting soiled.

    Some trolls just need to try harder to be funny….in this case way harder.

  14. why is EVERY article on this site this morning prefacing with the “held the starters out” crap.

    What is this Pittsburgh Excuse Talk?

    they stunk up the joint last night, they stunk up the joint last week. They are in trouble no matter how the pro-pitt-pundits want to believe that pig-Ben is the Christ and Brown is St. Peter.

  15. “Some trolls just need to try harder to be funny….in this case way harder.”
    ———————–

    Given that Kenny Bania’s “Round-tene” jokes were funnier than your retort, I would agree.

    #GoldJerryGold

  16. peytonwantsaflag says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:11 PM
    why is EVERY article on this site this morning prefacing with the “held the starters out” crap.

    What is this Pittsburgh Excuse Talk?

    they stunk up the joint last night, they stunk up the joint last week. They are in trouble no matter how the pro-pitt-pundits want to believe that pig-Ben is the Christ and Brown is St. Peter.

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    Fairly well known that Tomlin and other staff treat preseason as a trial period for young players and backups. That’s how they wind up with a 2-13 preseason record over the past 4 years. Probably would help if you knew something about the topic you’re commenting on before you comment on it.

  17. Maybe Tim Tebow? They could sign him and if he works out great. if not, cut him and feel good about cutting a guy who once beat you in the playoffs.

    Tebowed out of the playoffs.

    Tebowed off the team.

    Seems like poetic justice.

  18. thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:52 PM
    “Some trolls just need to try harder to be funny….in this case way harder.”
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    Given that Kenny Bania’s “Round-tene” jokes were funnier than your retort, I would agree.

    #GoldJerryGold

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    I would hope Kenny’s were funnier he was on tv and getting far more than me, but thanks for the comparison you had to reach to a tv show to make.

    Ladies it’s just preseason and it’s not Tomlins first so get a snickers and relax.

  19. If you think that was a compliment, you clearly don’t remember Seinfeld very well…

  20. thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Aug 19, 2016 2:35 PM
    If you think that was a compliment, you clearly don’t remember Seinfeld very well…

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    Please forgive me when you reach 70 you tend to forget things and you don’t really care what people think of you as is definetly the case in this instance. But I haven’t forgotten you root for the Bungals who haven’t won a playoff game in 25 years…no reason for your arrogance.

  21. Telling you that you weren’t funny — after you ridiculed someone else for not being funny — is ironic wit, not arrogance. But thanks for playing. Parting gifts are at the door.

  22. thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Aug 19, 2016 3:36 PM
    Telling you that you weren’t funny — after you ridiculed someone else for not being funny — is ironic wit, not arrogance. But thanks for playing. Parting gifts are at the door.

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    What you call ridicule shows you are a PC baby afraid to offend the bee that will sting you eat your food and ruin your picnic. You are what is ruining our country with a trophy for everyone attitude……no backbone.

  23. the steelers are better than your team, period. the fact that you need to troll stories about them and ridicule them is all the proof that a real man needs. you wish you had 6 rings. you wish you had the best offense in the league, but you dont. we do.

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