Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Slowly Improving

September 19, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This was supposed to be the year that the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line improves. David DeCastro and Mike Adams were taken in the first two rounds, and Willie Colon moved from tackle to guard.
Even though it would take time, on paper the offensive line looked to have the potential to be one of the better units on the team this season.
Then DeCastro went down with a knee injury in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, forcing Ramon Foster back into the starting lineup. Mike Adams also did not earn the starting job at left tackle, which means the Steelers had to go back to Max Starks.
While the results may not show on paper, the offensive line is visibly better than last season, but they still have a long way to go.
In the opener against the Denver Broncos, Ben Roethlisberger was able to consistently lead the team on long drives in part because of the protection that he was receiving.
However, the box score shows five sacks.
Five sacks are unaccep...

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