Category Archives: Offensive Line

Are the 2011 Steelers Simply Great at Home and Bad on the Road?

The Steelers have been a true Jekyll and Hyde squad this fall. Pittsburgh (3-2) looked good in shutting out the abysmal Seahawks in week No. 2 and exhibited its best all-around performance of the season in a 38-17 win Sunday … Continue reading

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This Is No Super Bowl Hangover; Sadly the 2011 Steelers Are Just Weak in the Trenches

Yes, the Steelers are 2-2 and the season is not lost, at least not yet. But most experts and fans will agree that record is misleading, because Pittsburgh was thoroughly and physically dominated by the two decent (not great) opponents … Continue reading

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Obituaries for the End of a Super Era of Steelers’ Football Are Once Again Premature

From 2004-10, the Steelers won two world titles, played in a third Super Bowl, and posted a franchise-best 15-1 regular-season record in 2004 only to lose to a great New England squad that literally cheated (videotape gate) to gain an … Continue reading

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Analyzing the O-Line: Not As Bad As You May Believe

You almost didn’t find an offensive line analysis on the Lounge this week. Who really wanted to watch that Ravens game a second time, or a third? If you get food poisoning from a bad burrito on Sunday, you don’t … Continue reading

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Destroyed by Ravens and Colon Out for the Year; What Options Do Steelers Now Have on O-Line?

It was difficult to fathom the Steelers would not use the offseason to improve an offensive line that ranked as the worst in the NFL last season per Pro Football Focus. But after some very questionable moves, Pittsburgh entered 2011 … Continue reading

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Steelers Make Correct Calls on 53-Man Roster, But Maybe Not the Practice Squad

As usual, the Steelers’ front office and coaching staff had to make some tough decisions on the team’s final roster cuts. And as the brain trust of the best franchise in the NFL normally does, they made the right ones. … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 3.0 – UPDATED)

While their training-camp roster is nowhere near as deep across the board as last year, the Steelers still have outstanding overall depth in 2011, and thus its coaching staff and front office will face difficult decisions this weekend in deciding … Continue reading

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Steelers Apparently Going With Doug Legursky At RG

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Doug Legursky will be the Steelers starting right guard when the season begins next week. After trying Chris Scott for a week and Tony Hills for two, the Steelers have decided to go with the … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Offensive Line: So Many Injuries, So Few Options

When Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert both suffered minor knee injuries in last week’s game against the Eagles, the Steelers looked around, apparently realized their lack of depth at tackle and decided to bring back veteran Trai Essex. It’s good … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 2.0)

There have only been two preseason games, but much has transpired since my initial 2011 Steelers’ roster projections were posted two weeks ago. The Steelers arguably now have the deepest receiving corps in the NFL after adding sure-handed veteran Jericho … Continue reading

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