LATROBE, Pa. --Vince Williams has long been one of Mike Tomlin's favorite players. He's smart. He's a solid player. And he's a can-do man when it comes to doing what the coaching staff asks of him.
But he might not be too fond of what the coaching staff will ask of him next. And that would be to take a back seat when it comes to playing time in 2019.
Though nobody will officially come out and say it, it's becoming apparent Williams might be relegated to playing only in the base 3-4 package in 2019, as rookie Devin Bush and veteran Mark Barron, a free agent acquisition, supplant him in the team's sub packages.
The team went into the offseason looking to get faster at the inside linebacker position. And it did that by signing Barron in free agency and selecting Bush with the 10th pick in the draft.