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Mike Tomlin praises Steelers LG Isaac Seumalo for ‘blue-collar mentality’

The Steelers guard has been as advertised this season.

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This offseason Steelers’ General Manager Omar Khan made it a priority to bolster an offensive line that consistently ranked towards the bottom of the league in various metrics. One of the biggest names floating on the free agent market was former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Isaac Seumalo. Khan quickly jumped at the opportunity, signing him to a three-year contract worth $24 million.

To say Seumalo has been a fantastic pickup would be an understatement. The former third-round pick out of Oregon State hasn’t allowed a sack yet this season on 551 pass-blocking snaps, per PFF, which officially makes him the only offensive lineman in the league with 525+ pass-blocking opportunities to have not given up a single sack on the year.

Today during his press conference Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had steep praise for his incredible pass-protector.

He has a “no-nonsense, blue-collar mentality,” said Tomlin. Blue-collar is a term that has often described the personality of the city of Pittsburgh. It’s a hard-working, bring-your-lunch-pail kind of town.

Just one example of Seumalo’s impact on the run game that’s come alive in the second half of the season:

The Steelers must bring their lunchpails into Buffalo this Sunday as they take on the Bills on the Super Wild Card Weekend. Another great game from Seumalo and the offensive line will certainly help their cause.