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On Sunday in Houston, the Steelers offensive line looked like Maurkice Pouncey and four nursing home residents. Ben Roethlisberger was harassed all day, the running game was stopped cold and the Steelers just couldn’t generate anything.
The Steelers now must go home and face Tennessee with a quarterback who’s starting to show some serious wear. I get the feeling that, if forced to play behind this offensive line much longer, Roethlisberger will be getting measured for a funeral and not a Super Bowl ring.
I’m not a betting man, but I’d bet that Charlie Batch wishes he’d retired and Dennis Dixon wishes he’d held out. They’re both a snap or two away from being in the game behind the same line that has seen Roethlisberger become a viciously treated ragdoll.
Cap room isn’t good. The Steelers probably have about $2.5 million in room right now. I bet a few offensive players might be willing to talk restructuring; however, if it means that they might make it through the season alive. Right now, the team could improve by signing four grandmothers who are mad they lost at bingo.