“The Woodchuck” – Mike Munchak/Offensive Line Coach
Just for the record, a woodchuck is a groundhog and they are known for digging, constructing dens and tenaciously defending itself while being very territorial. Meaning aside, the Steelers “Woodchuck” has constructed an offensive line that is among the best (if not the best) in the NFL right now by all accounts. Just like their namesakes, they have burrowed through defensive lines opening up holes for the running backs and at the same time, they have been very territorial when it comes to protecting Big Ben (See Eric Reid of the Panthers for confirmation).
“The Woodchuck” has been a master at teaching the offensive line how to defend itself against oncoming danger, otherwise known as opponents defenses. Those defenses have tried to penetrate the natural habitats of the woodchucks, but they would have had a better chance of running through a lion’s den in a pork chop suit.
The Panthers defense, much like the past four teams, tried to impose their will but to no avail, “The Woodchuck” wasn’t having it. To open up the running game, he employed pulling guards/pulling tackles, zone blocks/drive blocks and a nastiness that was befitting of a woodchuck that was under attack.
The offensive line served out more pancakes with crushing blocks then the local breakfast house. When it was all said and done, the Panthers just “Tapped out” and went back down south with their tails between their legs. “The Woodchuck” had done it again, pounded an opponent into submission with a run game that is unforgiving while protecting the main asset to the team…Big Ben.
Next up, another type of cat called a Jaguar as in Jacksonville and we all know that payback is a…shut your mouth, sorry, just talking about the Jags! We got scratched by them twice last year, but “The Fixer”, “The Butler” and “The Woodchuck” have been called in to handle it and de-claw them spotted creatures. StrapUp and crew will be on this game like a fumble in the fourth quarter with no time on the clock, so we’ll holla’ back. StrapUp says, “Special shout out to “The Tree of Life ” and the Squirrel Hill Community. We got your back and you got our prayers. Peace.