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Patrick Peterson: Mike Tomlin Takes Right Approach In ‘Spoon Feeding’ Rookies

Through the first two weeks of the regular season, we’ve seen the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaches be hesitant to give their rookies larger roles at their respective positions. That’s the case especially for CB Joey Porter Jr., a high-pedigree prospect drafted at the top of the second round who was expected to contribute immediately on defense, with several media outlets including him in their Defensive Rookie of the Year predictions.

However, Porter hasn’t seen the field near as much as we were expecting to start the season, playing just seven defensive snaps Week One against San Francisco with those snaps double to 14 last week against Cleveland.