We knew this would happen tonight, but we hoped that it wouldn't. Freeney and Mathis had a field day all game long, making both J. Scott and Marcus Gilbert look like turnstyles. The Colts were selling out to stop the run and the Steelers couldn't move it at all on the ground. When they did go after them through the air Ben barely got time to survey the field before he was running for his life or getting crushed from behind.
Neither one of them had a chance without TE help from Heath Miller or David Johnson. On the first strip of Ben, Gilbert failed to stay on his man. He started out well and pushed Freeney out of the play but failed to follow up on him. I don't care of Ben is holding onto the ball, you have to stick with your man. Scott was just getting owned all day long, even with help the left side of the line had no chance.
NBC put up a stat that J. Scott has 10 penalties in the last 11 games I believe. And that's your starting LT folks.
Then Gilbert goes out with a shoulder injury and in comes Essex, who's no better. In the 2nd half it was more of the same. If this team doesn't get it's act together up front you can kiss any post season goodbye.
Legursky goes down with a separated shoulder, and it just goes on and on. This unit so inept if I were Ben Roethlisberger I'd be livid!!!