I never said that the offensive line has nothing to so with their rushing success. You said that, not me. I just think that their rushing success has more to do with Spiller and Jackson than with Urbik.
Look, I don't think Urbik is a bad player. He's just not the savior of the Bills' running game. He's not the second coming of Faneca or Wisniewski.
In Pittsburgh, he had to either nail down a starting job or have position flexibility. He went 0 for 2. It's fine that he was able to find a fit with another team. It doesn't necessarily mean that he belonged here.
Secondly, not hard to see the Steelers blundered and let a good/decent guard go after one year for no reason. Who did they keep that was better?
Urbik gets some credit for starting on that line. Whether you want to admit it or not, they get credit for the great rushing stats as much as the running back.
In the 3rd round of the 2009, we drafted Mike Wallace and Keenan Lewis after Kraig Urbik.
Trade #22 (780 points) to JAX for #36 + #67 (795 points)
2.4 TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota 6'4" 250 lbs.
2.24 OLB Nate Orchard, Utah 6'3" 252 lbs.
3.3 OG Laken Tomlinson, Duke 6'4" 323 lbs.
3.23 SS Jaquiski Tartt, Samford 6'1" 220 lbs.
4.22 CB Ronald Darby, Florida State 5'11" 195 lbs.
5.24 FS Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State 6'1" 205 lbs.
6.23 CB Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky 6'0" 195 lbs.
7.22 RB Malcolm Brown, Texas 6'0" 223 lbs.
again, what have you seen from urbik that makes you say this? The fact that he signed an extension that was for absolutely average money?
could we use him now with all of the injuries, sure. Back then? He couldn't win a spot.