Pro Football Focus did not like Dan Moore Jr. for the second week. But for the Steelers, the grade they gave him this week is far worse than even the 49ers game. Moore earned a 3.5 passing grade out of 100, likely one of the worst grades given out by Pro Football Focus ever, and it is the worst of the week. That is now the second straight week Moore is graded as the worst left tackle in the NFL.
While Myles Garrett did not get that much off Moore on the stat sheet, he did register multiple pressures, and Moore is credited with allowing six more pressures in Week 2 after allowing nine in Week 1. With Garrett having those little stats, the grade came across as controversial. There were times on rewatch when Moore got poorly beaten and did not have a great game, but that grade seems harsh. Former Steelers guard Kevin Dotson questioned what went into the grades and the method behind them.
“Stop using pff, and don’t critique a position you don’t ever watch,” Dotson said.
stop using pff and don’t critique a position you don’t ever watch!!!🤦🏿♂️
— 🌚 6’4 Nightskin🕺🏿😈 (@kdd7696) September 19, 2023
The grades for Garrett compared to T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith stand out, too. Garrett has a better grade than both Steelers’ edge rushers on the day. His win rate is through the roof, nearly 40 percent in that metric. But Watt and Highsmith had game-changing plays that carried the Steelers to a win in that game. To the grades accurately reflect that fact?
Highsmith: 40 PR reps, strip sack, qb hit, 4 hurries, 89.1 grade
Watt: 43 PR reps, sack, 3 qb hits, 3 hurries, PBU, FR TD: 71.7 grade
Garrett: 25 PR reps, one qb hit, two hurries, 91.1 grade
LOL. What a joke.
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) September 19, 2023
It’s certainly something to take into consideration. However, Moore still needs to be better than he has played. Rookie Broderick Jones is knocking on the doorstep, and while the Steelers will not make a change immediately, that could come sooner rather than later at some point.
Moore has more here in the future at stake. We are talking about someone who could easily be in contention for the starting right tackle job as early as next year. The Steelers have a future investment in the development of Moore. To see him struggle like he has so far this season is highly concerning to the Steelers.