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    Lightbulb Peter King doesn't think much of the Steelers O-Line

    So SI's Peter Kind apparently has an issue with how the Steelers rookies played in their first preseason game ever. I'm normally pretty agreeable to things that King writes about, usually, but why even bother bringing this up? Does anybody think a rookie isn't going to struggle in their first game ever? Eh well, it's the media so what else is new but figured some of us would get a kick out of it.

    5. The Steelers, despite using their first two picks on a needy offensive line, still have major problems there. Steady, fairly invisible night for first-round Stanford guard David DeCastro, playing on the right side. Not so for second-rounder Mike Adams. Philadelphia didn't play either of its top defensive ends -- Trent Cole or Jason Babin -- Thursday night. But the left tackle Adams, from Ohio State, played 17 snaps over 13 minutes, and allowed either 1.5 sacks or 2.5, depending on if you'd dock him for a sack when Ben Roethlisberger stepped up into trouble in the pocket. So he was involved in three sacks, two of which ended in strip-sacks of the quarterback.

    Now, Philadelphia might have the best defensive line depth in the NFL, but still, perpetrators Phillip Hunt and Darryl Tapp are not starting players. This was not the start the Steelers needed to see for the line. I have three words for Roethlisberger, who thought -- incorrectly, apparently -- that with the draft concentration on the line he wouldn't have many more nights under siege: Duck, Ben, duck.


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    Peter King doesn't think much of the Steelers O-Line

    After a couple series of the first preseason game...lol...

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    The way Ben was shaking his head I'd say he thinks the same right now.. We'll see, this line will need time to mesh!

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    I don't think much of Peter King.

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    He must have just needed something to fill out his column. I'm surprised he didn't report on their progress in practice though too..LOL... Lame!!

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    Re: Peter King doesn't think much of the Steelers O-Line

    1st game with no OTA's. It's no big deal. Plus we all knew that Adams would struggle with speed rushers at first and with Philly's wide 9, that's what they do. I am more upset about Adams injury than his performance. He needs the reps. I mean worse case scenario is he sits this year learning and Starks plays all season, Starks is above average in my opinion and the rest of the line is good too.

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    Starks is hardly going to be the answer to the speed rush either is he?

    Adams will be fine, this setback is frustrating though, i thought him and DCast both looked pretty good in the run game

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    News Media today is all about sensationalism. Overreacting to the first preseason game is stupid. You lose credibility in my opinion.

    This O-Line will be studly, but may not mesh until game 6 or 7.

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    Honestly, it was the first preseason game. Nothing to worry about yet.

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    i think its only a matter of time before this group looks magical on the field.

    Adams has the feet and speed to deal with the speed rush very well, he just needs to engage harder and longer, you could tell by watching him it was when he thought he did enough that he was ultimately beat. Playing with a QB that holds the ball is going to be an adjustment for him

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