The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line issues go back several years. Even when the team was making and winning Super Bowls questions about the line’s ability to protect Ben Roethlisberger were still in vogue.
With the drafting of Mike Adams and David DeCastro and the resigning of Max Starks, GM Kevin Butler and Head Coach Mike Tomlin finally put heavy emphasis on the offensive front.
Here we are now in August with a preseason game under our belts and already concerns about the offensive line are rearing their ugly heads. Both Adams and DeCastro acquitted themselves solidly in the run game, but Adams struggled in pass protection before hurting his knee.
It was declared today at practice that DeCastro will indeed be the starter at right guard which was expected from day one. Adams meanwhile was on the sideline.
Tomlin, like his predecessor Bill Cowher is locked up tighter than Kim Kardashian’s yoga pants when it comes to discussing injuries. Tomlin would only say it was a ‘minor’ inju...