The Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a remarkably sluggish start in their Week 4 contest against the Houston Texans. Pittsburgh gave up a touchdown on the opening drive and followed it up with an interception from Kenny Pickett on their first offensive possession.
By the end of the first quarter, the Steelers trailed 10-0. This was not the start that Mike Tomlin's team needed after gaining some momentum against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 3.
After the dismal start in Week 4, the Steelers are in need of change that could offer a spark. Perhaps they can get that.
Early in the game, Dan Moore Jr. was forced to exit the contest with a knee injury. The Steelers finally inserted Broderick Jones into the lineup. The 14th overall pick had a few questionable reps upon entering the game, but fans hope his presence can give them an upgrade in the long run.
Prior to entering the Texans game in Week 4, Jones had earned just 4 offensive snaps through the first three games of the season -- all of which came late in the game against the 49ers when Chukwuma Okorafor suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter.
Jones by himself won't be able to turn things around for the Steelers, but with how poorly Dan Moore has played early in the season, many fans were begging to insert their first-round pick into the lineup.
This isn't the only change that fans have been wanting to see. Joey Porter Jr. is still only a sub-package player for Pittsburgh as he sits behind starter Levi Wallace.
So far there has been no update on Dan Moore's status and whether or not he can return to the game. While we don't ever like to see injuries, perhaps this is a good time for Broderick Jones to get some much-needed reps early in his NFL career. He's got a lot of things to clean up, but he can get there eventually. Now we need to see the Steelers get out of this slump