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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown Totals Through 3 Quarters Of Season Recap


Several have asked for a recap of the offensive line rankings through the first 3 quarters of the season that is now in the books. Our offensive line rankings are the most read weekly post that we put out and we continue to bring what you request. Below you will see we first brought over the half way totals from this post here after 8 games. Below that are the totals though all 12 games thus far in the 2010 season. Below that is the game by recap of the total scores of each lineman that are ranked by best to worst game. You can click on each opposition link to go that particular grading page from that particular game to read a little further. Maurkice Pouncey has come back to earth a little in the last 4 games as you can see, but he grades out the best total wise through 12 games. His schedule gets a bit easier going forward now and as long as he is just not worn slap out from hitting the proverbial rookie wall, I expect he will be on top after the next 4 games as well. Surprisingly Flozell Adams has become number 2 thanks to the improvements he has made through the last 4 games. He has benefited a little from lesser talented players across from him, but he has made a great transition over to right tackle. The Steelers brass and coaching staff should be commended for signing him after the Willie Colon injury and giving him time and training to to adjust to the right side. Doug Legursky is next and has filled in admirably when injuries have come up. He has seen snaps at center, right guard left guard and even fullback. He is a great relief interior swing guy going forward and knows his role and the job of all 3 interior line spots.

Chris Kemoeatu and Ramon Foster check in next on the list and it is a bit surprising that Kemoeatu has slipped a bit. He has had a few rough games of recent against the Bills and Ravens in which he faced Kyle Williams and Haloti Ngata, both of which could very well be the best defensive tackles in the AFC if not the league right now. The drop of Foster is due to more playing time, but he remains the best option the Steelers have at right guard going forward. I suspect he will grade in the high 70\'s to low 80\'s from here on out. He is an average right guard, but seems to be working well with Adams and Pouncey beside him and gets help from both. Jonathan Scott and Trai Essex round out the list of those that have seen significant snaps. Going forward, any game that Scott scores in the 80\'s will be considered a superb effort. He will get beat his share in the passing game and the Steelers will not be advised to run to his side very often. The more help he can get from tight ends and running backs the better. He is all the Steelers really have at left tackle so he needs to stay healthy. Essex has become the other swing guy that plays both guard and tackle. He filled in OK in the last game against the Ravens at right tackle, but I would fear him having to play a full game at either tackle spot going forward. He remains a liability anywhere you put him. The best thing about him is his experience though. He remains a player that is best used for a few snaps here and there if a starter comes out injured for a few plays. Tony Hills remains the last resort guy. He without a doubt would be a liability on the line based on everything we have seen in training camp, preseason games and regular season appearances. Rookie Chris Scott has yet to be active since being activated to the 53 man roster of PUP when Max Starks went down. If the Steelers have to turn to him going forward, it could spell disaster as he has no game experience and missed all of training camp and preseason. Speaking of Starks, that extra 3% might not seem like a ton, but it is when you are talking about the left tackle spot. His two works games were his last two against the Saints and Bengals and he was playing hurt. He is surely missed going forward.

Through 8 Games
Name Plays Yes No %Yes
Maurkice Pouncey 425 369 56 87%
Chris Kemoeatu 380 331 49 87%
Ramon Foster 48 41 7 85%
Doug Legursky 234 194 40 83%
Max Starks 323 265 58 82%
Flozell Adams 362 296 66 82%
Jonathan Scott 175 144 31 82%
Trai Essex 210 164 46 78%
Tony Hills 25 18 7 72%
Through 12 Games
Name Plays Yes No %Yes
Maurkice Pouncey 693 592 101 85%
Flozell Adams 627 527 100 84%
Doug Legursky 261 218 43 84%
Chris Kemoeatu 591 486 105 82%
Ramon Foster 341 281 60 82%
Max Starks 323 265 58 82%
Jonathan Scott 463 368 95 79%
Trai Essex 323 252 71 78%
Tony Hills 36 27 9 75%

Steelers Offensive Line Grades By Player Though 12 Games

Maurkice Pouncey
Opponent Plays Yes No %Yes
Titans 54 53 1 98%
Falcons 58 56 2 97%
Bengals 47 41 6 87%
Dolphins 54 47 7 87%
Patriots 69 60 9 87%
Buccaneers 49 42 7 86%
Browns 62 53 9 85%
Raiders 39 33 6 85%
Bills 91 75 16 82%
Ravens 50 41 9 82%
Ravens 69 55 14 80%
Saints 51 36 15 71%
Totals 693 592 101 85%
Flozell Adams
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Titans 38 36 2 95%
Bills 91 84 7 92%
Buccaneers 35 31 4 89%
Browns 55 48 7 87%
Dolphins 23 20 3 87%
Raiders 64 55 9 86%
Patriots 58 49 9 84%
Ravens 52 43 9 83%
Bengals 58 47 11 81%
Falcons 58 46 12 79%
Ravens 50 39 11 78%
Saints 45 29 16 64%
Totals 627 527 100 84%
Doug Legursky
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Titans 12 12 0 100%
Bills 1 1 0 100%
Ravens 1 1 0 100%
Dolphins 40 37 3 93%
Raiders 25 22 3 88%
Browns 57 47 10 82%
Buccaneers 33 27 6 82%
Bengals 42 34 8 81%
Ravens 48 36 12 75%
Saints 2 1 1 50%
Totals 261 218 43 84%
Chris Kemoeatu
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Falcons 58 56 2 97%
Buccaneers 41 38 3 93%
Titans 51 47 4 92%
Ravens 50 45 5 90%
Browns 59 52 7 88%
Dolphins 54 47 7 87%
Raiders 51 43 8 84%
Bengals 16 13 3 81%
Ravens 69 52 17 75%
Bills 91 60 31 66%
Saints 51 33 18 65%
Totals 591 486 105 82%
Ramon Foster
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Ravens 2 2 0 100%
Patriots 69 62 7 90%
Buccaneers 24 21 3 88%
Browns 8 7 1 88%
Bills 91 75 16 82%
Dolphins 14 11 3 79%
Ravens 69 54 15 78%
Raiders 64 49 15 77%
Totals 341 281 60 82%
Max Starks
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Dolphins 54 49 5 91%
Ravens 50 44 6 88%
Falcons 39 33 6 85%
Browns 62 51 11 82%
Buccaneers 41 33 8 80%
Bengals 26 19 7 73%
Saints 51 36 15 71%
Totals 323 265 58 82%
Jonathan Scott
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Titans 47 46 1 98%
Buccaneers 22 20 2 91%
Falcons 19 16 3 84%
Bills 91 75 16 82%
Patriots 69 53 16 77%
Ravens 69 53 16 77%
Bengals 43 33 10 77%
Dolphins 31 23 8 74%
Raiders 59 43 16 73%
Saints 6 3 3 50%
Browns 7 3 4 43%
Totals 463 368 95 79%
Trai Essex
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Falcons 58 51 7 88%
Bills 8 7 1 88%
Titans 43 36 7 84%
Ravens 18 15 3 83%
Raiders 18 14 4 78%
Patriots 69 52 17 75%
Bengals 58 42 16 72%
Saints 51 35 16 69%
Totals 323 252 71 78%
Tony Hills
Opponent Plays Yes No
%Yes
Patriots 11 9 2 82%
Titans 25 18 7 72%
Totals 36 27 9 75%

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