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Steelers To Start 26th Different Offensive Line Combination In Last Four Season On Sunday

With starting center Fernando Velasco now out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury Thursday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely give Cody Wallace the start at center Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. There is also a chance that both Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams might not be ready to play, but regardless, it is guaranteed to be the sixth different starting offensive line combination used this season.

If it feels like the Steelers start a new combination every few weeks, it is pretty much because they do. In fact, Sunday will mark the 26th different starting combination used dating back to Week 1 of the 2010 season. That’s a span of 61 regular season games and breaks down to a different one every 2.35 games.

You have to go all the way back to the 2009 season to find stability on the Steelers offensive line. That season they had four offensive linemen start all 16 regular season games and only two different staring line combinations were used that season. The four iron men that season were Justin Hartwig, Willie Colon, Max Starks and Trai Essex.

Remember, there will still be three regular season games left after Sunday and it is a good bet we will see at least a 27th different starting offensive line combination, if not more, used before they end the season.

Below is an updated list of the starting offensive line combinations used dating back to Week 1 of the 2010 season.

YEARGAMEOPPLTLGCRGRT
20101ATLStarksKemoeatuPounceyEssexF.Adams
20102TENJ.ScottKemoeatuPounceyEssexF.Adams
20103TBStarksKemoeatuPounceyLegurksyF.Adams
20104BALStarksKemoeatuPounceyLegurskyF.Adams
20105CLEStarksKemoeatuPounceyLegurskyF.Adams
20106MIAStarksKemoeatuPounceyLegurskyF.Adams
20107NOStarksKemoeatuPounceyEssexF.Adams
20108CINStarksKemoeatuPounceyEssexF.Adams
20109NEJ. ScottFosterPounceyEssexF.Adams
201010OAKJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201011BUFJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201012BALJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201013CINJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201014NYJJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201015CARJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
201016CLEJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyFosterF.Adams
20111BALJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyLegurskyColon
20112SEAJ. ScottFosterPounceyLegurskyGilbert
20113INDJ. ScottKemoeatuPounceyLegurskyGilbert
20114HOUEssexKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
20115TENStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterGilbert
20116JACStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterJ. Scott
20117ARIStarksKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
20118NEStarksKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
20119BALStarksKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
201110CINStarksKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
201111KCStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterGilbert
201112CINStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterGilbert
201113CLEStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterGilbert
201114SFStarksEssexLegurskyFosterGilbert
201115STLStarksEssexLegurskyFosterJ. Scott
201116CLEStarksKemoeatuPounceyFosterGilbert
20121DENStarksColonPounceyFosterGilbert
20122NYJStarksColonPounceyFosterGilbert
20123OAKStarksColonPounceyFosterGilbert
20124PHIStarksColonPounceyFosterGilbert
20125TENStarksColonPounceyFosterGilbert
20126CINStarksColonLegurskyFosterM.Adams
20127WASStarksColonPounceyFosterM.Adams
20128NYGStarksColonPounceyFosterM.Adams
20129KCStarksColonPounceyFosterM.Adams
201210BALStarksColonPounceyFosterM.Adams
201211CLEStarksLegurskyPounceyFosterM.Adams
201212BALStarksPounceyLegurskyFosterBeachum
201213SDStarksColonPounceyFosterBeachum
201214DALStarksFosterPounceyDeCastroBeachum
201215CINStarksFosterPounceyDeCastroBeachum
201216CLEStarksFosterPounceyDeCastroBeachum
20131TENM.AdamsFosterPounceyDeCastroGilbert
20132CINM.AdamsFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20133CHIM.AdamsFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20134MINM.AdamsFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20135NYJBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20136BALBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20137OAKBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
20138NEBeachumFosterVelascoWhimperGilbert
20139BUFBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
201310DETBeachumWhimperVelascoDeCastroGilbert
201311CLEBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
201312BALBeachumFosterVelascoDeCastroGilbert
201313MIA?????
201314CIN?????
201315GB?????
201316CLE?????
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