Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, Mike Munchak, recently declared the group of linemen is about to work with for the upcoming season as "special" in an interview with the Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. Munchak went on to say, "I think we can have a special group here." "I've followed them through college and know what types of players they are. I'm excited to work with them."
The term "special" can be used in many different facets, but Munchak has his work cut out for him. The Steelers have spent some high draft picks on players that make up the offensive line. Mike Adams (2nd Round), Marcus Gilbert (2nd Round), Maurkice Pouncey (1st Round) and David DeCastro (1st Round).
Like it or not, the Steelers offense will go with the way of the line, and Munchak's ability to get every last drop of potential out of these players. Whether its zone blocking or a more conventional scheme, the Steelers need to keep Ben Roethlisberger upright and open holes to allow Le'Veon Bell to do his damage in the ground game.
Could this line be special? They certainly have the potential, but until Munchak can prove that Mike Adams isn't a turnstile while at the tackle position, there will always be skepticism.
Munchak has the pedigree as a player and a coach to believe that if there is someone capable of making this unit truly special, its him. The group as a whole is now an experienced group of veterans that should be ready to make a name for themselves as one of the better offensive lines, not just in the AFC North, but in the NFL.