KABOLY: Why did Worilds accept transition tag so soon? - http://t.co/qV0elY4HnQ http://t.co/J3G61JVnt3
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) March 5, 2014
So much for Steel Curtain Rising’s detailed analysis on the implications of the Steelers, Worilds and the transition tag. As the tweet suggests, Worild’s decision to quickly sign the tender amounts to a surprise, but as Kaboly points out, teams get leery of touching transition tender players for fear of being left at the altar.
While Worilds does lose the ability to another offer to drive up the Steelers, his 9.75 million dollar salary essentially forces the Steelers to reach a long term deal with Worilds, which is what they are doing.
It also brings the question of LaMarr Woodley into focus.
Woodley Probably a Gonner, But….
The conventional wisdom is that with Worilds in the fold, LaMarr Woodley and his bloated salary cap figure are headed out of Pittsburgh.
- This is what will likely happen.
- Could it be possible, however, that Woodley could stay?
- Move Jarvis Jones to the inside
Jones did line up on the inside for a handful of plays in 2013 and did well. And while experience doesn’t provide nearly enough of a sample to judge Jones, his skills set seems suited to the inside.
- Moving Jones to the inside to keep Woodley probably will not happen.
Stranger things have happened.