EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Watching T.J. Watt and Josh Dobbs in their first NFL game, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin got what he expected from the draft picks.
They had their ups and downs, and they showed they belonged in the league, as did eighth-year linebacker Arthur Moats.
Dobbs threw a 28-yard touchdown pass, Moats set up Chris Boswell’s go-ahead 37-yard field goal in the third quarter with an interception and Watt —the younger brother of Houston’s J.J. Watt — lived up to his first-round billing with sacks on his first two series in a 20-12 preseason win over the New York Giants on Friday night.
With the Steelers short-handed, Dobbs, Watt and Moats were on the field most of the game.
“I think just getting out there in general, having a play on (special) teams and then having the sack…