Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Deserves More Credit

August 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Much has been written and said about how successful the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was in 2014. They ranked second in total yards, second in passing yards, 15th in rushing yards and seventh in points scored. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a career year, receiver Antonio Brown became the league's best at the position and running back Le'Veon Bell heralded in a new era of productive Steelers running.
Meanwhile, the offensive line felt like a footnote to all of this success. But the truth is, none of this would have been possible without the Steelers boasting a healthy, stable and talented line. Credit should be given to offensive line coach Mike Munchak and his five starters.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Steelers had the eighth-best line in the league last year, ranking them third in pass protection, 11th in run blocking and 17th in penalties accrued. Left tackle Kelvin Beachum ranked fifth among all tackles, and right tackle Marcus Gilbert tied for 23rd (out of 84...

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