With Mike Munchak At The Helm, Steelers Excited About O-Line

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  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    What was the Steelers’ most unstable and unreliable unit the past two years might be their most stable and reliable heading into 2014.

    The offensive line has a new coach, and they feel so good about their players they barely paid attention to that unit for a second consecutive draft.

    “I think we can have a special group here,” said Mike Munchak, their new coach who knows his way around offensive lines.

    He and Bruce Matthews each started at guard for the Houston Oilers in the 1980s. Both are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Munchak also coached the Oilers and Tennessee Titans offensive line for 14 seasons before Tennessee hired him as its head coach.

    With the Steelers, he inherited a group with four high draft picks, and one that, at long last, began to stabilize over the second half of last season. Injuries, however, cost them two starting centers, including Maurkice Pouncey on the first series of the regular season with a torn ACL, but their starting five could be set for a change entering 2014.

    “He’s doing well,” Munchak said of his three-time Pro Bowl center. “The biggest, probably hardest part for him is going to be relaxing and realizing we don’t play until September.”

    Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/...about-line/stories/201405160051#ixzz31yZi7tnz
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  2. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    Holy Crap. Good offensive line coach.