Tag Archives: Trai Essex

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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Morning Links (and Daily Thread)…

A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation. And consider this your open thread for discussing the days events and, well, anything else that comes to mind about the Black and Gold.

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Ravens, Week 13

Winning makes everything better. Which is good, because if the Steelers had lost Sunday’s game against the Ravens, there would be a lot of talk about the failings of the offensive line. At this point, the Steelers’ offensive line is … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Raiders, Week 11

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope today is a great day for everyone full of turkey, plenty of football, family and friends. And I’m thankful that on Thanksgiving, I can write about a very solid effort by the Steelers’ o-line instead … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Saints, Week 8

Former Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Johnson used to be the Steelers’ offensive line’s worst nightmare. He’d dial up the most aggressive series of blitzes anyone would ever see, filled with eight-man tidal waves of pressure that forced offensive linemen to … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Dolphins, Week 7

Another week, another win. When the Steelers are 5-1, there’s no reason to complain. And when it comes to the offensive line, it’s hard to not be impressed with the Steelers’ depth this year — nine different offensive linemen have … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Titans, Week 2

It may not have been their best performance, but the Steelers offensive line deserves some credit for surviving Sunday’s Titans’ game. Pittsburgh began the game without left tackle Max Starks. Then Flozell Adams started melting in the heat, forcing Tony … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Panthers, Preseason Week 4

Week 4 of the preseason is usually boring in the best of situations. When Byron Leftwich left Thursday’s game with a knee injury, it became the equivalent of re-ordering your sock drawer. Charlie Batch came in and handed off — … Continue reading

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Steelers Offensive Line Has Something Going For It

You may not expect it, but I’m here to praise the Steelers’ offensive line. This year’s Steelers offensive line isn’t the most talented in team history–not even close. It’s unlikely that anyone on this year’s line will end up in … Continue reading

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Chester Pitts Signing Would Be A Signal

Pittsburgh apparently was one of two teams who attended guard Chester Pitts workout today. Pitts isn’t a Pro Bowler, but he is a solid, competent NFL guard. If he is healthy, Pitts would likely be an upgrade over 2009 starter … Continue reading

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