In the loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, Mike Adams started at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since his benching earlier in the season. According to Pro Football Focus, Adams graded out as not only the best Steelers offensive lineman, but the best player on offense with a 3.2 rating.
Don’t be surprised if Adams has his score changed as the week goes on, as I believe they may have missed another hurry or two. In addition, while going through the tape a few times already, it was obvious that Adams was given help on several snaps. While his score looks good, I still don’t have confidence in him right now as a starter.
Also grading out well on offense were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (3.1) and guard Ramon Foster (2.7). As far as players not grading out well on offense, tight end Heath Miller (-1.8) and center Cody Wallace (-4.2), who gave up one and a half sacks and had two penalties in the game.
On the defensive side of the ball for the Steelers, defensive end Cameron Heyward (3.1), cornerback William Gay (1.4) and linebacker Jason Worilds (1.3) were the top three players and that’s not surprising one bit. At the bottom of the grades are safety Ryan Clark (-1.2) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (-1.9).
Safety Troy Polamalu received a grade of .9, but that is probably mostly because of his pick-6. Polamalu only registered one tackle in the game to go along with three missed tackles of which two were crucial.
PFF often adjust their ratings after going through the tape a few times, so be advised.