Second year player Jarvis Jones is taking part in his first full offseason program with the Steelers, which began on Tuesday, April 22, with Phase One of the program.
Jones is taking advantage of every minute of the program to make sure he is more than ready for the 2014 season.
Jones shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including the importance of working out.
On what it was like to have time off after the season:** "I don't think there is much of an offseason. There is a little time away from football, but you prep your body and learn how to take care of it. You get motivated to go into the season."
On having defensive assistant Joey Porter now as a point of reference: "He was one of the best to ever play the game. I am glad to have Joey here. I know he is glad to be back with us. We are going to take full advantage of it and learn everything from him."
On having the full offseason program to take advantage of: "We are a year older now so we understand the game more and what our coaches expect of us. We understand where we want to be and what we want to do as far as our careers. We have high expectations. We are going to try to learn everything we can and take the experiences from last year and this offseason and go full throttle."
View photos of the Steelers phase one offseason program.
On how different he is football-wise now vs. this time last year:**
"Things slowed down a little bit. I understand the game more. I understand the game plan and the playbook better. For me it's about learning and continuing to learn. I am trying to get better every day. I just want to put everything into this team."