Joel Bitonio, LG
Joel Bitonio is one of the Browns best offensive linemen. He’s a Pro Bowl caliber left guard.
But wow, did you see him get driven back what looked like five yards on the field goal attempt in overtime.
Bitonio just got absolutely bulldozed backward as Watt got enough hand on the attempt to preserve the tie for the Steelers.
Bitonio reportedly said after the game that he “felt the overload” on his side of the line.
As a unit, the Browns offensive line looked like it needed some work. See the previous post regarding Harrison.
But what can you expect for a unit that was playing together for the first time?
Out of all the position groups in football, the offensive line is the one more commonly talked about as needing time to bond and build chemistry.
This team didn’t have it, not knowing who was going to be their starting left tackle until game week. Bitonio, who spent all of training camp at tackle, moved back to his regular position, guard.