Outside of Philly, when did the offensive line play bad? They have been balling for 2 years straight now. And plumber Marcus Gilbert was rated as one of top RT in the league and was a huge pro bowl snub. Villaneuva is a monster. 6'9" 320 and did you see him pull yesterday for Bell? Very athletic. Best LT Pitt has had since probably Marvel Smith
And Alex is still raw, still getting better. He's going to be good for a while.
Notes: The Steelers trouble finishing drives concerns me. Coaches get cute and stop giving it to Bell inside the 20, but I think that's a product of his running style. But let's be honest, they're not beating the Pats kicking FG, something has to improve. Outside a bit of Eli Rodgers and Jesse James, nobody else on the offense is producing. Steelers really need to get Coates involved and hopefully get Ladarius Green back. It's going to take 30+ pts to have a chance against NE, who is absolutely going to load up to stop Bell. Ben isn't playing with a ton of confidence and Belicheat knows it, so he'll take away the best option of Bell. I'd like to see them finally line up with Bell and Williams in the backfield, the split Bell out wide and let DeAngelo carry it, that guy has a nose for the endzone. Regarding Bell, on short yd downs, I'd like to see him hit the hole at top speed instead of dancing. When you're 6'1" and 225 and need 2 yrds, freakin go take it.
Defense is playing lights out, the rookies are such an upgrade. Bud Dupree is on fire and it's helping the entire defense. This group has serious speed and talent with Dupree, Davis, Burns and Shazier.