Beachum Wanted Jets McIntyre To Feel The Steelers Offensive Line In Fourth Quarter

Kelvin Beachum didn’t have a perfect first start at left tackle Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the New York Jets as he racked up two holding calls and one false start in the game. Beachum, however, wasn’t sorry for the final holding call that took place early in the fourth quarter on second down at the Jets four yard-line.

“Even on the one play I got a holding call down there, I finished that guy,” Beachum said after the game. “I wanted to put his face in the dirt, I wanted to spear him, I wanted to make sure that he felt the Steelers offensive line. If I got a holding penalty, so be it. I don’t think it was holding, but like I said, it’s football.”

As you can see in the animated gif of the play below, Beachum did indeed impose his will on Jets outside linebacker Garrett McIntyre and I will leave it up to you to decide if it was a questionable call against him.

With newly acquired tackle Levi Brown now looking like he might be out for the season after suffering a triceps injury during pregame warmups, Beachum appears certain to start next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Should that indeed be the case, he will see quite a bit of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who already has seven sacks so far this season.

How the Steelers 2012 seventh-round draft pick does against Suggs will go along way in determining the outcome of the game and while he might have been fine with one of his penalties Sunday against the Jets, the offense can’t afford for him to continue to have three infractions during a game. He will have to make Suggs feel the Steelers offensive line without drawing a flag in the process.


  • Xclewsive

    Beachum keep your hands inside and it won’t be called holding!

  • Gloria Burke

    I would much rather have the holding penalty as the last resort than Ben flattened like a road squirrel. I felt much more positive about the o-line after yesterday’s effort.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Even Ben said a couple of weeks ago something to the effect that the OL should be a little more nasty. Play tougher, don’t get pushed around and if they have to take the occasional penalty to save him from getting hammered, then so be it.
    Actually, I think it’s time for the defense to play “Steeler’s Defense”, like the old days. I see the Seahawks DB’s practically mugging the the opposition WR’s and not getting any penalties. Check out Patriot’s Talib holding #80 on every play I saw in the highlights. That’s the only way to stop him and the refs let him get away with it.
    If by chance Spence could make it back, I believe we would hear some of those bonecrushing hits through our TV’s. Ryan Clark is due for a couple as well. Also, I’d like to see a few Corner blitzes or something unusual like the old days. Hammer some people!

  • SteelerFanInMD

    I like the attitude and intensity that Beachum is bringing to the O-line. I believe can help offset the talent limitations.

  • treeher

    Wasn’t holding, but the refs look for the hands. Work on that technique. I like the attitude, keep it up.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I will be fine with a holding or two if it means Suggs gets a face full of dirt. Cannot stand him

  • Virdin Barzey

    Way to Beachum, I got little issues with your play on Sunday….especially compared to the Human Traffic Cone aka Mike Adams. The o-line was not perfect (awful with the run blocking) but better for one game.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    If that is the fire he has let try him a few more weeks. That is what we need.

  • steeltown

    I love it, we need aggressiveness. I don’t want too many penalties of course, but if you get caught holding because you were doing everything within your power to keep Ben upright I wont be too upset.


    A little bit of nasty is long overdue.

  • dgh57

    Forget what Beachum did in this gif as he performed about like I expected him to as a guy getting his 1st start and at LT to boot. Check out what appears to be #26 Le’Veon Bell as he looks like he got run over by #96. Hope he works on his pass blocking in practice this week as we’ll need it for sure next week!

  • Chad H

    Jets front 7 is one of the best in the league and ranked 2nd against the run so over all our line was better minus Foster who IMO is are weakest link now. I hope Steelers look at moving Adams to the inside. I like the fact we still ran the ball up the gut and when we went to clock management in the end of the forth the o-line started to push a lot more. Not sure why they waited but it shows an improvement and something to work on moving forward.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I can’t complain… at this point he’s the only O-lineman who showed demeanor. Sure it was… a questionable but… we need all the fire we can get. I don’t think it was a holding call at all but yeah, maybe little of unsportsmanlike conduct. Not a big deal. Keep this in mind, we were already leading.

  • Jeff

    I was hoping that there would be some mention of this exact play….. I didn’t even care about the holding call, it was just good to see a Steelers offensive lineman show some nastiness.

  • cencalsteeler

    I agree with Ben. I’m o.k. with a few penalties, if it’s due to the fact your manhandling the opposition. Absolutely love the Beachum quote!!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    See what happens when adams dont start and we get turnovers instead of giving them up we win by the way i did guarantee this win your welcome YOUR ALL WELCOME!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Good win steelers now let the rest of the nfl know the jets woke up a sleeping beast and we got our first taste of blood time to turn this season around we went 15-1 in bens rookie season i dont see why we cant repeat that win streak for the remainder. of the games finish 12-4 ;11-5 ; or even 10-6 if it gets us in the playoffs.

  • Aric Brown

    10-6 would def get us in the playoffs… i think 9-7 wins the division

  • Christopher Wilkes

    If 9-7 wins the division then that would get us in the playoffs too.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    He reached around the back. Easy call. Holding.

  • Dr. Doom

    nice beach

  • HiVul

    I think it’s a 50/50 call. I mean you’re right in that reaching his left arm around a guy’s back is illegal. But you can hook someone like that when you initiate as long as you work your hands back to the numbers quickly. It’s hard to say how quickly Beachum unhooked him, it definitely could have been faster.

    But the other part of a hold is that it’s supposed to actually obstruct their movement. I just didn’t see that on the play. I’m not sure the judge throws that flag if he’s looking at it from a different angle.

  • r4kolb

    Watch Gilbert 77 in the background he tossed his man like a ragdoll. LOL

  • r4kolb

    I think Le’Veon held his block for a fair amount of time. Either Ben held ball too long or nobody was open.

  • dgh57

    If Bell would’ve held his block Ben would of had all day to throw the ball. Anytime a blocker is on his backside he’s doing a poor job of blocking.

  • r4kolb

    He’s a running back not an O lineman. Heck Adams would have wiffed on the play..LOL

  • r4kolb

    Looks like Woodley should be drawing a lot of them calls then. Sure looks like he gets held a lot with no call.

  • dgh57

    A RB should never be put in a position to solo block a DE and the fact that he was tells me the Center must of called out the wrong blocking scheme or the Jets were using some kind of elaborate stunt to confuse the blockers. If that is the case it worked as we’ve been having problems with stunts all season long. Would like to get a look from a different angle to see what was going on. So I’ll give Bell a break this time since through no fault of his own he was required to block a DE.