Steelers Offensive Line Remains Unsettled After Season Opener

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Vicki Farries in NFL
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G Trai Essex was beaten by DT Jason Jones. C Hartwig and T Colon stood side by side while Essex looked on as Roethlisberger was being pursued by the defense and sacked by Jones. TE Heath Miller misses DT Tony Brown. He and T Max Starks looked confused over which man to block, so Starks touches no one: sack on Roethlisberger by Brown. These are only two examples of what happened in the first half of the Steelers-Titans game last Thursday night. Although the offensive line started to settle down in the second half, it was for the passing game not the run. The run was stuffed, not just by the Titans defense, but also by offensive coordinator Bruce Arians himself. Choice: let's pass. In the passing game, Roethlisberger completed 33 out of 43 attempts for 363 passing yards, yielding one to ...

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