Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones is currently preparing to make his first career start Sunday on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs and if that indeed winds up happening, he’ll be playing in one of the most hostile environments in the league as Arrowhead Stadium is an extremely loud place on game days.
On Wednesday, Jones was asked if he’s prepared to face the noise on Sunday and more importantly If he’s comfortable using a silent count at the line of scrimmage.
“I’ve dealt with noisy environments, too, at Oklahoma,” said Jones. “So I’m used to having to do silent snap counts and stuff, so that’s not really a whole lot different there.”
Earlier on Wednesday, starter Ben Roethlisberger praised Jones for his play on Sunday in the win over the Arizona Cardinals and the former fourth-round draft pick was asked to talk about what that means to him.
“Ben has done a lot of good things around this place for a long time. For him to say something like that about me, that just builds more confidence in myself to know that I’m capable of going out there and playing well,” said Jones.
Roethlisberger was able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday and that included him working while wearing a brace. Jones was asked Wednesday how he looked during that session.
“These last couple of weeks he’s been looking really good,” said Jones of Roethlisberger. “So I’m not for sure what the trainers or coach is saying, but to me, he looks good.”
Even though Jones does indeed look like he’s going to start on Sunday, he’s not ready to say that he will for sure.
“Like I said, you never know what’s going to happen once it gets to Sunday. Ben and Mike [Vick] are both real completive guys, so they’re fighting to get back healthy.”
So what’s this week been like for Jones following his solid game on Sunday?
“It’s just been a whirlwind, you know what I mean? I still haven’t like gotten to sit down and actually think about what’s going on yet. I feel like that’s a part of the National Football League, it’s just on to the next week.”