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2009 NFL Offensive Line Rankings

Article By on 11th August, 2009

... one of the most commonly-used phases around the National Football Post. Why?

Because the ability to provide adequate pass protection and effective run blocking are the keys to offensive success.

Quarterbacks need time to get through their reads, wide receivers need time to get down the field and running backs need holes to burst through for positive gains. Without a stout and efficient offensive line, it becomes very difficult to move the football.

Yeah, I know the Steelers won the Super Bowl last year with a suspect line. But let’s face facts: Their defense is nasty, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s size helps him shed would-be tacklers, buying him extra time in the pocket.


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