clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

LeGarrette Blount 'excited' to run behind Steelers' offensive line

The newly acquired running back, LeGarrette Blount, sees plenty of promise from the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line after one preseason game.

Alex Trautwig

The Pittsburgh Steelers' run game wasn't mind blowing in the preseason loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, but that didn't stop newly acquired running back LeGarrette Blount from realizing the potential that the offensive line has for the 2014 season.

"It's going to be exciting. It's going to be fun. I can't wait to be able to go in there and play a lot more than I did. Behind that offensive line? It's going to be a fine year." Blount told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Considering the top two running backs on the depth chart had a combined six carries for 28 yards, it wasn't a performance that screamed 'exciting' or 'fun', but Blount is experienced enough to know potential when he sees it.

The offensive line, as a collective unit, was able to open up enough running lanes for rushers that the Steelers posted 70 yards rushing on 22 attempts for a 3.2 yards per rush. Le'Veon Bell and Blount only saw a series or two each before being sidelined for the remainder of the game.

The starting offensive line stayed in the game for almost the entire first quarter, and did not look comfortable in every aspect of the running game, but it is just the first preseason game and everyone realizes there is still work to be done.

Blount is right, there is a lot of potential on the Steelers offensive line, but I think everyone that watched the Steelers 20-16 loss to the Giants on Saturday knows there is plenty of work for the offensive line to do in the weeks leading up to opening day.