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Steelers guard David DeCastro addresses offensive line stability

Tim Benz
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro during an NFL football practice at the team’s training facility on June 12, 2019, in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday’s podcast features Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro. We spoke as training camp at Saint Vincent College concluded.

It’s my theory that the Steelers offensive line needs to have an even better year than it has the past four since there are so many new skill-position players in the mix.

The linemen may need to hold blocks an extra beat longer in both the passing game and the running game to help some inexperienced running backs find holes and allow quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to give his restructured receiving corps a few more moments to get through their routes.

Listen to see if DeCastro agrees.

We also spend a lot of time talking about the relationship between players and their position coaches. It’s a topic that was top of mind last week at training camp after the passing of receivers coach Darryl Drake. And few position coaches made a connection with their players as Mike Munchak did with his offensive linemen.

So DeCastro expands on what it means to have that kind of influence on your life — and career — as a player.

With Munchak out in Denver now, DeCastro also speaks about how his protege and successor Shaun Sarrett is handling the promotion. Plus, we discuss rookie running back Benny Snell.

LISTEN: David DeCastro addresses offensive line stability and players’ relationship with position coaches

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