4 things that have Steelers fans grossly overreacting

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws
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Steelers Overreaction #2: Dan Moore is the starter (for now)

The Steelers made a move and landed their guy in the first round with Broderick Jones, and fans have been excited to see him get onto the field sooner than later. This offense has lacked talent on the line for a while, and Jones could be the guy to help fix that. He flashed a lot of elite traits on his tape.

That said, Dan Moore is still on this roster, and while he has had his share of ups and downs during his career, he has experience and has shown the ability to grow as a player. Some fans seemingly expected the team to award Jones the starting gig right out of the gate despite having Moore around.

As was expected, Moore was the first-string left tackle during OTA’s, and he will likely remain there heading into training camp. This isn’t a bad thing, and it doesn’t mean that Jones will be a backup for the entire season.

While Moore lacks the upside of an elite tackle, he is consistent and has proven to be able to hold his own. Jones is just the opposite. He was raw coming out of Georgia, and he is now learning a new offensive system and adjusting to the pro game. That is going to take time.

Don’t be shocked to see Moore maintain his starting role through training camp and into the season. Unless Jones looks pro-ready, Moore can hold his own early in the season until Jones is ready to take over. This isn’t a knock on Jones, but he will likely need time to become a good pro. Until then, Moore is a fine player to man down the left tackle spot.