Pittsburgh Steelers: Why Their Offensive Line Has Been The Key To Their Success

February 2, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's the epitome of a contradiction upon first glance, but the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line is a perfect microcosm for the team.

How can arguably the team's weakest link compare to a team that will be playing in Dallas in just over a week? Through its toughness, grit, and willingness to do whatever it takes to support the team and win.

This offensive line has struggled this season. There's no debating that point. Ben Roethlisberger was sacked just over once every twelve dropbacks during the regular season and once per six in the team's two playoff games. Rashard Mendenhall averaged under four yards per carry for 2010. While some of that can be attributed to the individual, there's without a shadow of a doubt the line deserves a large portion of the blame.

It's clear that people will point to those negatives when asked about the line's performance. What isn't so clear is the adversity this group has had to go through has been a climb higher than Mt. Everest it...

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