Steelers Offensive Line Ranks Second Runner Up in NFL

Pro Football, Focus (PFF) has been putting forward non-controversial preseason offensive line rankings for a couple of years. Philadelphia Eagles, for instance, have retained the top position for two years straight. Would this still be the case this season? Get the best William Hill Promo Code for this and other incredible games.

The Steelers offensive line were ranked 3rd last season behind the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. They are expected to rank among the best in NFL 2019 as well. Pittsburgh Steelers experienced offseason mayhems following the departure of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Last year, the Steelers played five starters set to return in their offensive line. Pro Football Focus experts are in consensus that the Steelers offensive line should once again be amongst the best in the NFL this season.

 2018’s preseason rankings had Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth position. The Steelers, however, jumped the rankings to the third position at the end of the season. The team’s, 2019 lineup includes three Pro Bowl players: Alejandro Villanueva, David DeCastro, and Maurkice Pouncey. Guard Ramon Foster is also part of the starting the lineup, with ten years’ experience in the offence. Matt Feiler, filled in due for Marcus Gilbert, who’s out on injury and is expected to win the starting job in training camp.

Pro Football Focus recognized the task before the Steelers. The experts noted that Pittsburgh Steelers as with all teams in the league will a tough time placing core starters that have departed in the offseason especially All-Pro Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.  However, outside the loss of their excellent offensive line coach, Mike Munchak, the Steelers offensive line has continuity. Some aspects considered during Pro Football Focus’ rankings include age projections, college evaluations, and grades.

Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports ranked Pittsburgh Steelers top in his column on Tuesday. Behind the Steelers were Eagles and Cowboys respectively. The Steeler’s were however not as efficient in run-blocking. To Football Outsiders, Pittsburgh Steelers ranked 15th in run-blocking. The Steelers’, run-blocking was just as unimpressive as that of the Eagles. They however recorded remarkable results in pass-blocking. The Steelers allowed only 24 sackings, the fourth-fewest in the league, ranking fourth.

Mike Munchak’s departure was the Steelers’ greatest concern. However, the hope is that the continuity and talent is strong enough to overcome his absence. The Steelers’, talent would certainly cover up for him, especially in the offense, where their strength is certain in the forthcoming season.

The Steelers projected offensive lineup is one to admire. Ramon Foster’s, resignation left the team with about four starters who had been playing together reliably for three years. With Matt Feiler replacing Marcus Gilbert, the right tackle was strongly covered.

The team’s strength was not necessarily limited to Pittsburgh Steelers’ starters. The Steelers had several other players who were good enough for the lineup, including B.J. Finney, whose game is good enough to start off the league on most lines. Zach Banner, Chukwuma Okorafor, and Jerald Hawkins came in handy in tackle positions. With David DeCastro at the right guard and Maurkice Pouncey at the center position also give Pittsburgh Steelers excellent service.

The inauguration of a new coach Shaun Sarrett and his ability to keep the team going would be an assurance of a better offense and certainly improved performance.

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