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Old 06-02-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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Default Re: Steelers' offensive line could get face-lift

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
actually marvell smith is our LT and 08 season is his last year in his contract. he currently has the largest cap charge on the team and the steelers need to decide if they are gonna extend him after this season. its possible (although i think unlikely) that the entire 5 is re-tooled.

aaron smith is the de we just extended.

i dont think the steelers ever used a zone scheme under cowher. backs like zeroue and parker were expected to fit in to "jeromes" scheme. our guards and centers have always been great at pulling and blocking. of course bettis took a few steps to get up to a linemans pace so he had the "patience". its a little different for willie. like thay say "you cant teach speed". its pretty difficult to teach slow, too.
Hmmm a real brain fart there - why I put a DE at LT I have no idea - I even read a couple of days ago about Max Starks trying out at LT on the 2nd team and how it could imapct Marvel Smith.

So you think the Steelrs use the same blocking scheme for Parker that they used for Bettis - thats definitely interesting - I guess the Steelers want to run the ball in a certain way they know is successful.
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