4 players who came out of nowhere for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers got some impressive performances from some of the most unlikely players in Week 13. Here are four players who came out of nowhere.
The Steelers were one play away from losing to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, but Mike Tomlin has to be ecstatic about the effort his players put forth. Though the offense really struggled for the first three quarters of the game, Pittsburgh made a remarkable team effort to pull off the come-from-behind victory.
While high-profile names like T.J. Watt and Ben Roethlisberger stole the show with good performances, there are other players who deserve to be recognized –players who seemed to have come out of nowhere. Here are four lesser-known Steelers who deserve praise after Pittsburgh’s Week 13 win over the Ravens:
Steelers OG John Leglue
There’s probably a good deal of the fanbase that didn’t know John Leglue was an NFL player prior to Week 13. As fifth in line, I have to admit that I never thought Leglue would see the field this season. In order for him to enter the lineup at left guard, it took injuries to Kevin Dotson, J.C. Hassenauer, Joe Haeg, and B.J. Finney.
Expectations were obviously low when he entered the game early in the first quarter, but Leglue raised eyebrows with his ability to move defensive lineman. The combination of him and Dan Moore was responsible for opening some massive running lanes for Najee Harris.
Leglue has some violent hands and seemed to finish every play through the whistle. He did enough in his first regular-season NFL appearance to stay in the lineup until Dotson is healthy enough to return to the field.