The Colts' blitzing gave the Steeler linemen some problems, but when the running game was clicking the men leading the way were very pretty to watch.
"All those years," says Art Rooney Jr., the director of Pittsburgh's scouting operation, "Noll used to tell the scouts, 'I don't want any dumbbells on the offensive line. Get me guys who can think on their feet—and move. I don't care how big they are.' Well, it's paying off. These guys are adaptable. Take a kid like Emil Boures. We drafted him in the seventh round last year, as a center, but so far he's filled in at every offensive line position—plus weakside tight end in short yardage situations. And he's only 6'1"."
"A lot of teams won't draft an offensive lineman unless he stands 6'6"," Noll says. "We don't have a 6'6" minimum. We're looking for guys who can play."
And are the Steelers ever finding them.