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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown Play By Play Versus Titans Week 2


Below is the play by play break down of the offensive line from the first half of the week 2 game versus the Tennessee Titans. It is merely a pass or fail grade on if I think they did their job. It also should be noted that we go under assumptions that we know what the assignment on each play was. We have to grade on what we see and go from there. we added small notes to each play as well. As always if you disagree with any play, do so respectfully in the comments and give your reason so I can go back through and rewatch your disagreement.

The second half will be uploaded here shortly.

We also have the four sacks allowed Sunday right here!

Total Success Rate

Player Plays Yes No %Yes
Doug Legursky 12 12 0 100%
Maurkice Pouncey 54 53 1 98%
Jonathan Scott 47 46 1 98%
Flozell Adams 38 36 2 95%
Chris Kemoeatu 51 47 4 92%
Trai Essex 43 36 7 84%
Tony Hills 25 18 7 72%

First Half Success Rate

Player Plays Yes No %Yes
Maurkice Pouncey 30 30 0 100%
Jonathan Scott 30 30 0 100%
Tony Hills 5 5 0 100%
Chris Kemoeatu 30 29 1 97%
Flozell Adams 25 24 1 96%
Trai Essex 30 25 5 83%
Play 1 POS D.Dixon pass incomplete short right to H.Ward. Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Just enough but allowed pressure
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Temp block tden heads out front
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Gets off ball and out front
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Passes man off
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Cuts man down
Play 2 POS R.Mendenhall up tde middle to TEN 42 for 4 yards Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Good job on end
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Straight ahead block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Gets one heads for 2nd
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Nice block good punch
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Pushes man wide
Play 3 POS D.Dixon sacked at PIT 49 for -9 yards
Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Despite blitz sack looked to do job
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Good pass block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Good pass block
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Good pass block
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Good pass block
Play 4 POS R.Mendenhall up tde middle to PIT 26 for 3 yards Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Nice block on end turned outside
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Took on two
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes God off ball good
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Stood man up ended up on top
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Punched man wide
Play 5 POS D.Dixon pass short right to H.Miller to PIT 31 for 5 yards Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes adequate for screen
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Quick off ball out in front of screen
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Quick off ball out in front of screen
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Pulls out left and great block on left end
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Turns man inside holds block
Play 6 POS D.Dixon pass short right to M.Moore to PIT 31 for no gain Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Nice job for right screen
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Nice job for right screen
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Nice job in tde middle
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Side by side witd Pouncey
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Stands man up for screen
Play 7 POS R.Mendenhall right tackle to PIT 20 for no gain Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Good job on end run was otder side
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Got to his man at 2nd level
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Knocked RDT off snap
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Got off ball knocked LB down
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Turns man left out of lane
Play 8 POS R.Mendenhall right tackle to PIT 30 for 10 yards Good Job? Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Gets hands on two
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Pulls a bit slow right leads way
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Great job turning DT left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Turns man left away from play
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Gets off ball and to LB

Play 9
POS
D.Dixon pass incomplete short middle to H.Ward

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Sliding right does job
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Does job sliding right
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Gets off ball helps witd left DT
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Helped Adams hold down end
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Holds down end witd Essex help

Play 10
POS
R.Mendenhall right guard pushed ob at 50 for 20 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Got to 2nd level by design
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Pulls right crushes LB makes run happen
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Rides DT left out of play
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Great job crushing block 2nd level
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Nice block turning man left away from hole

Play 11
POS
D.Dixon pass short left to I.Redman to PIT 48 for 3 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Shaky but did job and finished nice
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Great pass block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Gave Dixon plenty of time
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Good block gave help
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Stood up DE knocked helmet off

Play 12
POS
D.Dixon pass short right to M.Wallace to TEN 42 for 10 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Did job on end
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Good job
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Helped witd RDT
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Hands on two
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes No pressure allowed

Play 13
POS
D.Dixon scrambles left end to TEN 21 for 21 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Allowed deep pressure but put him on ground
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Got half a pancake
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Got otder half of pancake
79 RG Trai Essex No Got beat allowed pressure
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Kept end wide

Play 14
POS
D.Dixon FUMBLES (Aborted) at TEN 21, recovered by PIT-M.Wallace at TEN 25

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Got to left edge by design
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Nice block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Bad exchange pulled out left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Nice cut block
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Design pull left

Play 15
POS
D.Dixon sacked ob at TEN 25 for 0 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Good enough
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Passed man off to Pouncey
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Got RDT
79 RG Trai Essex No Cleanly beaten
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes adequate

Play 16
POS
D.Dixon left end to TEN 18 for 7 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Out in front on QB run
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Kept his man out of play and pursuit
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Pulled left got to DB
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Did job away from run
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Did job away from run

Play 17
POS
C.Batch FUMBLES (Aborted) at PIT 21

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Barely enough
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Locked up man
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Bad exchange looked to do assignment
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Went to 2nd level
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Rode man right

Play 18
POS
C.Batch pass short left to A.Randle El to PIT 18 for no gain

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Quick screen block
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Quick screen block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Quick screen block tden out to left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Quick screen block
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Quick screen block

Play 19
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete short middle to H.Miller

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Nice pass protection
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Nicely done
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Helped right side
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Nice job plenty of time
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Nice first punch

Play 20
POS
C.Batch pass short right to H.Ward to TEN 46 for 9 yards

Good Job?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Good finish
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Did job and released right
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Fantastic down field on WR screen
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Got down field fine missed cut attempt
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Adequate

Play 21
POS
R.Mendenhall left tackle to TEN 44 for 2 yards

Good Job?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Nice driving run block left
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Got first quick block tden 2nd level
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Rode man left
79 RG Trai Essex No Missed cut block man made tackle
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Good enough plays tdrough whistle

Play 22
POS
R.Mendenhall left end to TEN 45 for -1 yards

Good Job?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Missed cut block but man had to sidestep
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Nice pancake
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Pulled left got his man
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Slowed man by half cut block
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Buried end

Play 23
POS
M.Moore right tackle to TEN 38 for 2 yards

Good Job?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Pushes right drives man out of tackle
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Gets tdrough hole
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Drives right gets two
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Gets job done
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Barely keeps end from making play

Play 24
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete short left to M.Wallace

Good Job?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Allowed pressure but pass away quick
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Not much to do helped right
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Handled middle long enough
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Helped in middle
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes pancake

Play 25
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete deep right to H.Miller

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Nicely done
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Pulled right blocked allowed pressure
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Helped left after Kemo pulled
79 RG Trai Essex No Allowed pressure got away witd hold
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Passed off end to pulling Kemo

Play 26
POS
M.Moore right tackle to TEN 46 for -1 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Pushed nortd off snap got to next level
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu No Late pull and plugged hole slowed MeMo
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Drove DT left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Held block
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Turned man left to open hole

Play 27
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete deep middle to M.Wallace

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Kept man wide
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes No one really to block
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Good job in middle
79 RG Trai Essex No Beaten up middle and needed RB help
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Helped TE Miller

Play 28
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to TEN 16 for 7 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Got off line and to a LB
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Turned man right out of hole
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Nice pull left and held edge very nice
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Nice block driving left
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Good run block

Play 29
POS
R.Mendenhall up tde middle to TEN 31 for -5 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Pushed wide
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Released on draw
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Nortd for a LB
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Released on draw
71 RT Flozell Adams No Illegal Formation

Play 30
POS
C.Batch pass short right to M.Wallace to TEN 16 for 15 yards

Good Job?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Pushed end way wide
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Allowed some pressure
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Drove man right after snap
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Helped Kemo
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Allowed pressure but DE fell
Play 31 POS
R.Mendenhall up the middle to PIT 16 for 2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Did job on end
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Not his best
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Stood DT up
79 RG Trai Essex No Man spun off his block first to Mendy
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Late off snap

Play 32
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to PIT 13 for -3 yards

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Did job turning inside
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Stood DT up
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Moved DT right
79 RG Trai Essex No Pulled out left missed man
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Kept end outside of play

Play 33
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete short left to A.Randle El

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Good job pass blocking on end
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Helped left then right
53 C Maurkice Pouncey No Pushed back man in passing lane
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Did job
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes adequate

Play 34
POS
R.Mendenhall right tackle to PIT 17 for 5 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Seen better efforts
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Off ball great
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Turned DT out
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Good job got to 2nd block
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Just good enough

Play 35
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to PIT 27 for 10 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Got up field
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Held block just long enough
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Blocked right good job
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Drove right
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Just enough

Play 36
POS
I.Redman up the middle to PIT 20 for -2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Bad
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Pulled right
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes locked up
79 RG Trai Essex Yes meh
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Late off ball though

Play 37
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to PIT 22 for 2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Did not hold block long enough
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu No Got to 2nd level not best effort
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Drove DT left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Did job
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Got man turned

Play 38
POS
C.Batch sacked at PIT 17 for -5 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Beat outside
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu No Pushed back
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Did job in middle
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Did job in middle
72 LT Jonathan Scott No Blown by

Play 39
POS
R.Mendenhall right tackle to TEN 28 for 7 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Played chase very bad
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Got LB locked up
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Pancaked man
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Did job
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes drove man north

Play 40
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to TEN 26 for 2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Locked up just long enough
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Drove LB left
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Just enough
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Drove left just enough
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Kept man outside play

Play 41
POS
I.Redman left guard to TEN 20 for 6 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Got hands on two
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes did job
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Just enough to spring back
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Drove man left out of hole
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Threw man down

Play 42
POS
R.Mendenhall left tackle to TEN 24 for -4 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Missed
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Threw man down
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Pulled left
79 RG Trai Essex Yes Got rolled up on injured ankle
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Locked up just long enough

Play 43
POS
R.Mendenhall to TEN 8 for 3 yards
Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Pushed DE wide
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Very physical
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Turned DT left
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Turned man left
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Kept man out of tackle

Play 44
POS
R.Mendenhall right guard to TEN 10 for -2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Seen better efforts
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu No very slow pull right clogged lane
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Turned DT left
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Got to second level
71 RT Flozell Adams No Not best

Play 45
POS
C.Batch pass short middle to R.Mendenhall to TEN 7 for 3 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No Let DE go unblocked on blitz
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Just enough
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Good enough
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Locked up his man
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes not really challenged

Play 46
POS
R.Mendenhall left guard to PIT 49 for 3 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Drove upfield
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Drove well
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Finished on top of man
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Locked up his man
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Enough as play on other side

Play 47
POS
R.Mendenhall up the middle to TEN 49 for 2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Barely enough man in on end of tackle
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Locked up DT
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Helped to his left
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Did job away from ball
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Did job away from ball

Play 48
POS
C.Batch sacked at PIT 50 for -1 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills No His man got the sack
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Held his spot down
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Put man on ground
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Did job on DT
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Gave plenty of time

Play 49
POS
I.Redman right tackle to PIT 47 for 3 yards

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Seen better
64 LG Doug Legursky Yes Put man on ground
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Just enough
79 RG Trai Essex Yes tired
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes tired

Play 50
POS
R.Mendenhall right tackle to PIT 48 for 1 yard

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Good enough
66 LG Tony Hills Yes Left guard now
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Not as quick
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Got man off line
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes No help from TE\'s

Play 51
POS
C.Batch pass short right to H.Miller to PIT 41 for -2 yards

Good Block?
Notes
72 LT Jonathan Scott Yes Tired pass blocking
66 LG Tony Hills Yes Guard again better job
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Not really contested
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Good job
71 RT Flozell Adams Yes Needed a little help

Play 52
POS
R.Mendenhall left end to TEN 10 for 5 yards

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Pulled out left in front made block
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Just enough
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Slow pulling did enough off snap
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Got down field good
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Down field hunting someone

Play 53
POS
I.Redman up the middle to TEN 9 for 1 yard

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes Got off ball and to LB
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Pushed man out of hole
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Drive DT right
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Nice block off line
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Turned man right

Play 54
POS
C.Batch pass incomplete short right to H.Ward

Good Block?
Notes
66 LT Tony Hills Yes took DE wide
68 LG Chris Kemoeatu Yes Good enough
53 C Maurkice Pouncey Yes Held point fine
64 RG Doug Legursky Yes Held ground
72 RT Jonathan Scott Yes Just got man out of lane

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  • Jer

    Appreciate the nice job you do with this. Didn’t see Legursky’s totals in top chart but looks like he needs to be starting over Essex based on your comments.

  • Dave Bryan

    Lergusky had a good showing for the amount of snaps he was in, but remember he was the freshest man on the field too. It would be intersting in giving him a start at right guard, but he is the main backup to Pouncey so they must be careful with him.

  • Marc Hubbard

    I am so glad to see someone doing these as I have seen them done by other blogs for teams. You really put quite a bit of time into these and it shows. There are only a few plays I could argue on, but feel you have nailed this for the most part. I hope you plan on doing these every week as well and not just this game. I found your site vis Facebook and it is the most comprehensive Steelers blog I have found on the net. Keep up the great work and I really enjoy your coverage.

  • Dave Bryan

    Thanks Marc, we will be doing these every week as they have been bringing in a ton of traffic by people sharing it on message boards and social sites like Facebook. It only takes about 3 hours of going through the tape rewind and grading these. Thanks again for the kind words. Go steelers!

  • dave

    I’ll second what Marc said – I love the play by play breakdowns on this site. Keep up the great work.

  • Zeke75Steel

    Amazing job on this by the looks of things Jonathan Scott and Flozell Adams played pretty well. I knew Tony Hills would likely be the weak link in the line if he had to play. Hopefully Legursky gets a start this week at right guard.

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