Steelers Offensive Line Grades Out Very Well For Play Against Ravens Per PFF

While you probably don’t need them to confirm this for you, but Pro Football Focus thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line had their best game of the season Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens.

David DeCastro, Guy Whimper, Kelvin Beachum, Mike Adams, Ramon Foster and Fernando Velasco all graded out with positive scores, according to the ratings website. DeCastro led all Steelers offensive players with a game score of 3.6.

DeCastro is quietly putting together a very solid season and PFF ranks him currently as their fifth best guard in the league and their second best right guard.

As I noted in my Monday morning post on Beachum and Whimper, I had the two only allowing at best a sack each and a pressure or two and that is roughly the way PFF saw it as well.

As far as the lowest graded Steelers offensive player, PFF rightly has tight end Heath Miller in that spot and I posted Sunday night on Twitter that this would likely be the case because of his pass blocking. Miller not only fumbled in the game, but he also had a drop to go along with one quarterback hurry and one hit allowed.

  • steeltown

    Ha! Just saw in the Steelers post game interviews that Whimpers locker actually has “Abdullah” written on it, that’s funny

  • steeltown

    This OL is building confidence, even with the losses they’ve endured (Pouncey, Gilbert) you can tell after last week against the NYJ that they’re starting to come together

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  • Dan

    It’s hard to judge based on just seeing CBS’s feed, but the end result was a win, 141 yards on the ground, and only 3 sacks given up against a still-tough Raven’s D line. Nothing to be ashamed of there.
    It has hard to tell on TV, but it seemed like there was a lot of substituting and line change ups. I think Foster was out for a while as well.

  • PA2AK

    Best play I saw from the OL was a run play that had DeCastro following up on his block with a hit on a defender to move the pile forward. Only Steeler besides Bell there. Has been too long since the Steelers OL has mixed it up like that. Also great to see most runs started off with a push from the OL. Even if Bell fell down right away he would have gained a yard…not a whole lot of free radicals flying into the backfield.

  • joed32

    That’s his nickname “Abdullah The Butcher”

  • HopalongCassidy

    Miller is just getting back into the swing of things. It takes awhile to get over a serious knee injury, not just the physical healing and strength rehab but also the mental part in order to have the confidence to play on it at 100% without fear.

  • Heywood Jablome

    It’s much easier to get behind the guy when you call him “Abdullah the Butcher”.

  • steeltown