Steelers Achilles Heel Remains Intact: Will the OL Get It Done in 2009?


Published: May 3, 2009


... of what the Steelers' offensive line will look like in 2009.  And it will be close to exactly how it looked in 2008. 

The good news: That line was good enough to win the Super Bowl. 

The bad news: That line was the clear Achilles heel of the team.

The team won their sixth Lombardi Trophy in spite of their offensive line rather than because of it.  Not many quarterbacks could have had success playing behind that line last year, let alone survived.

I was surprised that the Steelers were able to keep their starting offensive line together.  It seemed like an unlikely scenario heading into the offseasonconsidering how many of them were free agents.  

I figured Chris Kemoeatu was surely gone and Max Starks would likely be switching teams.  They've secured both of those players with Kemoeatu likely taking slightly less to return to the Steelers than he could have secured somewhere ...

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