“It’s definitely unusual,” said guard
“We knew we just had to stick together and push through any nicks and pains that we had,” said tackle
The Steelers opened the game with
“I was talking to Ramon after the game and said I have never been a part of a game where three offensive linemen went down in a game,” said Whimper. “The toll on the line since the season started has been pretty crazy.
“We just have to continue to push through it like we have been doing up to this point and just work through it.”
“At one point I was thinking who is going in there next, how are they going to figure this out?” said Brown. “You see a lot of injuries in a game, but not just one position where it seems like it’s focused on. It was crazy. It’s tough but it’s part of football. Injuries happen and the next guy up has to be ready.”
Coach Mike Tomlin is expected to provide an injury update on Tuesday during his weekly press conference, but no matter who is out there, they will be ready to go.
“We’ll just have to keep working, trying to get everything together, and shuffling guys around a little bit to find the best combination and go from there,” said Wallace. “You have to be ready to go at each position and be able to step in and not miss a beat.”
STICKING TOGETHER: The offensive line knows they have to stay together as a unit, and there is no doubt that’s exactly what they will despite the injuries.
“You have to stay tight,” said Whimper. “As an offensive lineman, being in the league for eight years now, I see this is the closest group on the field. We have to continue to keep that going.”
Dealing with injuries is nothing new for them, something they have contended with the last few years and began all over again this year when
“We have to draw together as unit and believe and trust in each other, especially the guy next to you,” said Gilbert. “That is the most important thing as an offensive line because you aren’t playing as individuals, you are playing as one.
“We have the group that will pull together. We have seen it in the past and we are capable of getting the job done.”