Offensive coordinator Todd Haley thinks the Steelers offense is on the cusp of being pretty good, but moving from the cusp of that momentous label to actually having it will be a bit more difficult this Sunday.
Right guard David DeCastro, the best member of a not particularly good Steelers offensive line, has been ruled out for the matchup with the Patriots because of an ankle injury. DeCastro did not practice at all this week, so the news isn’t much of a surprise. Guy Whimper, who is listed as probable, is expected to fill in for DeCastro in the starting lineup.
“They haven’t told me that yet,” Whimper said, via the team’s website. “I’m taking the approach like I am. I’m a whole lot more confident playing guard this week. If they need me there I’ll be ready. I’m willing and more than capable of coming in and helping this line out.”
Left guard Ramon Foster is probable with a concussion and said he’ll be taking one more test with doctors on Saturday to get the final go ahead. Whimper is also listed as probable because of a knee injury for the 2-5 Steelers.