We all know that the Steelers are counting on their offensive line in 2012 to be much better than it has been in the past several years.
The club has spent some high draft choices on the line, and today PFW says that the line needs to be a stronger unit in 2012, and they question if it will be able to come together as fast as the team needs it to.
There has been plenty of focus on what changes new coordinator Todd Haley will implement on offense, as well as how well he will work with QB Ben Roethlisberger. While these are material issues, there’s no doubting that Roethlisberger’s rare passing gifts and daring style of play all but guarantee that he will put his unique stamp on the offense no matter the coordinator — though whether Haley works to implement more short, quick passing with an eye on protecting Roethlisberger from the rush is something to watch, the way we hear it. A more pressing issue, we’re told, is how a potentially new-look Steelers’ offensive line jells. Pittsburgh could have new starters at both guard spots as well as at left tackle, with rookies David DeCastro (right guard) and Mike Adams (left tackle) possible Week One starters. Building continuity upfront can take time, so let’s see how Pittsburgh fares in that regard.
Source: Steelers Gab