More bad news for Steelers: O-line is a sieve

The loss of Willie Parker is a tough blow for the Steelers, whose offensive line problems now might be magnified, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Originally Published: December 21, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli |
Willie ParkerAP Photo/Jeff RobersonThe season-ending injury to Willie Parker (above) could force the Steelers to rely even more on Ben Roethlisberger and the passing game in the playoffs. Pass protection has been a concern.

Losing tailback Willie Parker for the season with a broken right fibula in Thursday night's 41-24 victory at the St. Louis Rams figures to be a significant setback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.